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Obituaries - 2013



January 2013

OBITBalderrama.jpg (13149 bytes)Angelita Morales Balderrama, age 80 of Bigfoot, passed away Jan. 10, 2012, in San Antonio.
The Rosary was recited Jan. 11 and Mass was celebrated Jan. 12, both at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment was in Longview Cemetery.




OBITBeicker.jpg (58907 bytes)Lenroe Allen “Pete” Beicker
was born September 17, 1931, in the Capote Community of Guadalupe Co.
He departed this life Jan. 13, 2013, at age 81.
Funeral services were Jan. 15 at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul J. Zwarich officiating.
Interment with military honors under the auspices of the American Legion H. U. Wood Post #245 followed in San Geronimo Cemetery.



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Doris Ernestine Boyd
, age 82 of Bigfoot, Texas passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.
Visitation Friday, January 11, 2013 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine from 2pm to 9pm.
Funeral service at 10am Saturday, January 12, 2013 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine with interment in the Longview Cemetery in Bigfoot.



OBITBurkhart_John_W_ObitPict.jpg (47676 bytes)Maj. Gen. John W. “Bud” Burkhart, (USAF retired), age 90 of Air Force Village II, San Antonio, passed away Jan. 12, 2013.
He was born May 25, 1922, in Connellsville, PA.
Visitation 4-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville.
Graveside service with full military honors 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Memorial service Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Air Force Village II Chapel.


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Susan Elaine Christopher
, 58, was called home to the Lord January 5, 2013.
Visitation 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Klein Funeral Home-Champion Forest, in Spring.
Funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Northwest Church of Christ.
Interment at Klein Memorial Park.


Charles G. Church, age 80 of San Antonio, passed away January 11, 2013, in San Antonio.
No services are planned.

OBITDebner.jpg (192459 bytes)Donald William Debner entered eternal rest with the Lord January 26, 2013, at age 82, following a short bout with cancer.
He was born in San Antonio December 7, 1930
The Rosary was recited Jan. 30 at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Mass of the Resurrection is at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at St. Louis Catholic Church, followed by interment at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.


Petra S. DeLeon
, age 101, passed on to be with our Lord January 22, 2013.
Visitation at Hondo Funeral Home 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, with recitation of The Rosary at 7 p.m.
Funeral Mass celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8:30 a.m.
Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

Jack Henry DeSalme, age 81 of Castroville, passed away December 16, 2012.
He was born December 17, 1930, in San Antonio.
Funeral service was Dec. 19 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy.

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Richard Abel Flores
,82, passed away January 15, 2013.
He was born September 26, 1930 in San Antonio, the oldest of four children.
The Rosary was recited Jan. 21 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South.
Funeral mass was celebrated Jan. 22 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Castroville.
Interment was in St.Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

OBITFOHN_Irene.jpg (72440 bytes)Irene Pauline Poerner Fohn was born December 4, 1916, in D’Hanis.
She passed from life January 16, 2013.
The Holy Rosary was recited Jan. 19, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, D’Hanis, immediately followed by the Mass of Resurrection.
Interment was at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

Gilbert Eugenio Gonzales, age 63 of Moore, passed away January 19, 2013, at home.
The Rosary was recited Jan. 23 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Moore.
Interment in Moore Catholic Cemetery.

Richard Charles Harrison, age 48 and a resident of Hondo, passed away January 2, 2013.
He was born July 9, 1964, in Ramstein, Germany.
A private memorial service is planned.


Alice Geuea Mumme Hartman, 99, of Hondo went to be with the Lord January 13, 2013.
She was born June 29, 1913, in Hondo.
Visitation 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Interment at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.






Leslie Maurice Jordan Sr., age 96 of Fort Worth, a retired American Airlines pilot, made his last journey January 23, 2013.
He was born Aug. 25, 1916, in Thurber Memorial service was Jan. 29.

Vincent William “Babe” Keller
, entered rest January 2, 2013, at the age of 93.
He was born October 8, 1919, in LaCoste.
The Rosary was recited Jan. 7 at Funeraria Del Angel Roy Akers.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 8 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church.
Interment was in St. Joseph’s Society Cemetery.

M. M. “Bubba” Kothmann, born April 2, 1924, in San Antonio, passed away January 11, 2013.
The Rosary was recited Jan. 14 at Porter Loring Chapel.
Mass was celebrated Jan. 15 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, San Antonio.
Interment was in San Fernando III Cemetery.

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Earnest L. McKee, Sr.,
age 89, of Castroville, passed away Jan. 10, 2013.
He was born March 5, 1923, in Elmore, OK.
Funeral service was Jan. 15 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville with Rev. Joe Leavengood officiating.
Interment with military honors was in Castroville Community Cemetery.




OBITMummeCurrent.jpg (51214 bytes)OBITMummePast.jpg (63143 bytes)Ella Minnie Matilda Falkenberg Mumme
, age 92 of Hondo, passed away January. 10, 2013.
She was born Oct. 15, 1920, in Topsey, TX.
Funeral service was Jan. 13 at First United Methodist Church in Hondo.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.


Richard Muniz, age 51, passed on to be with our Lord January 18, 2013.
The Rosary was recited Jan. 22 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Jan. 23.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

obit-myers.jpg (51735 bytes)Virgil John Myers, age 90 of Seguin, passed away January 4, 2013.
He was born March 25, 1922, in Rosebud, Alberta, Canada.
Funeral services were Jan. 8 at Kingsbury United Methodist Church in Kingsbury.
Interment followed at Kingsbury Cemetery.



OBITPelton.jpg (57330 bytes)Hogan Pelton
, age 92, a resident of Hondo and Castroville and formerly of Hot Springs Village, AR, passed away Jan. 2, 2013.
He was born March 6, 1920, in Benton, AR.
A private memorial service will be held in his hometown of Benton at Kirk in the Pines, Hot Springs Village, AR.


Martin Rogelio “Roy” Perez, age 66, went to be with the Lord January 19, 2013.
He was born Aug 19, 1946, in Hondo.
Visitation at Hondo Funeral Home 5-8 p.m. Thursday Jan. 24, with recitation of The Rosary at 7 p.m.
The Funeral Mass celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Friday, January 25, at 9:30 a.m.


Jose G. Pina
, age 79, passed on to be with our Lord Jan. 7, 2013.
Prayer service was Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Iglesia Nuevo Testamento.
Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

Emanuel Guadalupe Requena, infant son of Alfredo and Yolanda Requena of Dunlay, passed away January 8, 2013.
He was born January 6, 2013, one of a set of twins.
He is survived by his parents; his twin brother; four other brothers and a sister.
Funeral Mass was Jan. 12 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Graveside service followed at Hondo Cemetery.

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William Grant Riley Sr.,
age 93 of San Antonio, passed away January 24, 2013.
He was born November 30,1919, in Devine.
A memorial service was held Feb. 9 at Northwest Hills Baptist Church.
Pastor Glenn Thigpen officiated.



Christopher Rodriguez Jr., infant son of Anna Fonseca and Christopher Rodriguez Sr., was born and passed on to be with our Lord January 31, 2013. He is survived by his parents; and grandparents, Roland and Martha Rodriguez, Adam and Clara Piña, and Mike Fonseca.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

 

OBITRuiz.jpg (57344 bytes)Juan L. Ruiz, age 64, passed on to be with our Lord Jan. 1, 2013.
The Rosary was recited Jan.3 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Jan. 4.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.




OBITSALZMAN_Claude.jpg (59481 bytes)Claude Joseph Salzman,
age 90 of La Coste, passed away Jan. 9, 2013, in Castroville.
He was born Dec. 11, 1922, in La Coste.
The Rosary was recited Jan. 13 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Jan. 14 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.
Interment with military honors was in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in La Coste.

 

 

obit-ZolaSchueling2_(1).jpg (40928 bytes)Zola Beth Boren Schueling, age 82 of D’Hanis, was born Dec. 30, 1930.
Her life on this earth ended Jan. 15, 2013.
The Rosary was recited Jan, 18 at Hondo Funeral Home.
A private interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in D’Hanis preceded the memorial Mass at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church, Hondo, Jan. 19, 2013.

 

 

OBITEduardo_Sepulveda.jpg (13447 bytes)Eduardo “Guayo” Sepulveda, age 89 of Boerne and formerly of Devine, passed away January 21, 2013, in Devine.
Visitation 2-9 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine, with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.



OBITSprott.jpg (55410 bytes)Margaret Mangold Sprott
, age 95 of Hondo, passed away Jan. 7, 2013.
She was born Sept. 8, 1917, in Tarpley.
Graveside service Friday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m, Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section, with Frank Perkins officiating.







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Julia Erna Mann Stiegler
, age 93 of Hondo, passed away January 14, 2013.
She was born Aug. 22, 1919, in Hondo.
Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment will be at Hondo Cemetery, Woodmen of the World Section.




Verna Belle Katherine Benke Steubing passed away at home on the family farm in Hondo January 30, 2013, surrounded by her 10 children and their families.
She was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Helotes.
A memorial service was held Feb. 3 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hondo.
Interment held at a later date.


Marion H. “Billy” Tschirhart,
age 92 of Castroville, passed away Jan. 2, 2013, in San Antonio, just three days before his 93rd birthday.
He was born Jan. 5, 1920, in Castroville.
Visitation Thursday, Jan. 10, from 12-5:30 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection at 7 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
The Holy Rosary recited Friday, Jan. 11, at 9 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Interment with military honors at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 11 a.m.

David L. Twomey, age 70, passed away January 7, 2013, at home in Hondo.
He was born May 22, 1942, in Memphis, TN.
Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Hondo.

William A. “Pete” Weems, age 95 of Lufkin and formerly of Hondo, died January 30, 2013.
He was born April 24, 1917, in Hortense.
Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.


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Gordon Stuart Wiechmann
, 92, passed peacefully at his home in Sisterdale January 12, 2013.
He was born in Fischer Store, TX, Dec. 23, 1920.
Funeral service was Jan. 15 at Mission Park Funeral Chapel in San Antonio, followed by graveside
service at Fischer Cemetery, in Fischer, TX.







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Clark Roy Wurzbach
, age 70 of San Antonio and formerly of Hondo, passed away Jan. 1, 2013, in San Antonio.
He was born September 26, 1942, in Castroville.
Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home open for visitation Thursday, Jan. 3, from 4-8 p.m.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville with Rev. David Mayer officiating. Interment in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Castroville.


obit-nell_young.jpg (67492 bytes)Doris Nell Sanders Young passed from this life January 20, 2013.
She was born May 1, 1928, in McKinney.
Graveside service was Jan. 23 at Hondo Cemetery, officiated by Charles Carlson.

 






February 2013


Lois Inez Anderson, age 86 of Kerrville, passed away February 4, 2013, at home.
She was born July 27, 1926, in Hondo.
Services were Feb. 8 at Grimes Funeral Chapels, officiated by Pastor Donald Rauhut.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood section.


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William H. “Bill” Baker Jr
. of Castroville, was born February 18, 1937, in Chambersburg, PA.
He passed away Jan. 30, 2013, at home.
A Memorial Service with military honors was held Feb. 2, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.

 

 

OBIT7Mar13BIPPERT_Joseph_Harold.jpg (57561 bytes)Joseph Harold Bippert, age 99, passed away February 27, 2013.
He was born Nov. 19, 1913.
The Rosary was recited Mar. 3 and Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Mar. 4, both at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Entombment followed the Mass at St. Louis Catholic Garden Mausoleum in Castroville.

Lucille Bohl, age 89 of Devine, passed away February 17, 2013, in Devine.
The Rosary was recited Feb. 19, followed by the Mass, both at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Benjamin "Ben" David Bristow, age 82 of Helena, passed away February 26, 2013, in Helena, MT.
He was born February 18, 1931, in McAllen.
Funeral service was Mar. 4 in Helena.
Condolences can be sent to www.aswfuneralhome.com.

OBIT14Feb13Brucks.jpg (50905 bytes)Clarence Russell Brucks, 81, of Wetmore, passed quietly early Wednesday morning, February 6, 2013 in Wetmore, CO.
He was born August 6, 1931, in Hondo.
Funeral service was Feb. 11 at the Holt Chapel of the Garden in Canon City. Interment was in Lakeside Cemetery.



OBITCanchola.jpg (74171 bytes)MSGT Julian John Canchola (U.S. Army, retired), age 61 of Castroville, was born February 5, 1952, in Victoria.
He passed away February 12, 2013, in San Antonio.
A prayer service was held Feb. 20 and funeral was Feb. 21, both at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Interment with Full Military Honors at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Thursday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m.


Jose Castillo, age 78 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord February 13, 2013.
The Rosary was recited Feb. 15 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was Feb. 16 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Maria Mary Coronado, age 71 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord February 6, 2013.
The Rosary was recited Feb. 11 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Feb.12. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Abram T. Garcia, age 81, entered eternal rest February 12, 2013.
He was born March 15, 1931, in Yancey, he resided in Hondo 26 years.
The Rosary was recited Feb. 14 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 15 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Antonia J. Garcia, age 94 of Lytle, passed away February 18, 2013, at home.
Visitation Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Lytle, 2-9 p.m. with The Rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Lytle.
Interment in the Lytle Community Cemetery.

Juanita Perez Garza, age 98 of Hondo, passed away February 13, 2013.
She was born in Hondo March 30, 1914.
Funeral service was Feb. 18 at Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

 


OBITGilhooly.jpg (77015 bytes)John V. Gilhooly
passed away February 5, 2013, at home in Dallas.
He was born October 25, 1929, in Providence, RI.
Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas.
Memorial service March 2, at 3 p.m., at D’Hanis Parish Hall, followed by a memorial Mass at Holy Cross Church at 5:30 p.m.

John Paul Gutierrez, age 43 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord February 10, 2013.
Visitation Friday, Feb. 15, 5-8 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7 p.m. A 9 a.m. Funeral Mass Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment will be in Hondo Cemetery.

Rena Lee Harding, age 98 of Devine, passed away February 4, 2013, in Hondo.
Visitation is 2-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine.
Interment in the Evergreen Cemetery.

OBITHATHAWAY_Laquita_obit.jpg (58189 bytes)Laquita Rose Hulet Hathaway was born November 11, 1930, in Waynesboro, PA.
She passed away Feb. 4, 2013, in San Antonio, at the age of 82.
Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, both at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville.
Private interment at Castroville Community Cemetery.


Clemencia F. Hernandez, age 94 of Laredo and formerly of Castroville, passed away February 7, 2013, in Laredo.
She was born Feb. 9, 1918, in Laredo.
Funeral service Monday, Feb. 18, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Interment Feb. 19 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Rebecca Herrera of Devine passed away February 7, 2013, in San Antonio.
Prayer service was Feb. 10 and funeral service was Feb. 11, both in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Loretta Joyce Harris James born June 24, 1949, in Charco, went to be with our Lord February 28, 2013, at the age of 63.
Memorial services held Sat., March 9, at 9 a.m., at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North with Pastor David Mayer officiating.




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Joyce Kriewald
, age 80, of Hondo, passed away peacefully in her sleep Feb. 20, 2013.
She was born July 13, 1932, in Victoria.
Funeral service was Feb. 22 at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.



OBIT7Mar13Lebel.jpg (133357 bytes)Chanel Lebel passed away February 16, 2013, after a long illness.
Internment and graveside services March 16 at Fresno Memorial Gardens in Fresno, CA .

 

 

 

Paul Leyva, age 49 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord Feb. 12, 2013.
The Rosary was recited Feb. 22 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 23 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

ObitLuna.jpg (71549 bytes)Lauren Ashley Luna of Dunlay went to heaven February 23, 2013.
She was born February 1, 2013, in Hondo to Chris and Rochelle Luna.
She is survived by her parents and brother, Cordero Rudy Steen all of Dunlay.
Visitation 1 p.m. Friday, Mar. 1, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Interment in the Castroville Community Cemetery.

 

Donald O. Mobley was born July 15, 1945, in Nashville, IN.
He passed away Feb. 7, 2013, in San Antonio at the age of 67.
Visitation Saturday, Feb. 16, from 4-8 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 6 p.m., both at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Interment with Military Honors at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

 


OBITMolnar.jpg (61402 bytes)Christopher Joseph Molnar,
age 19 of Kerrville, passed away February 3, 2013.
He was born April 26, 1993, in Casa Grande, AZ.
Visitation 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Grimes Funeral Chapels.
Services 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, officiated by The Rev. Alan Conley, The Rev. Stockton Williams and Father Tom Murray.
Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Send condolences at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com.
Grimes Funeral Chapels, Kerrville Hondo Anvil Herald, Feb. 7, 2013


OBIT14Feb13Morin.jpg (60472 bytes)Ernesto Reyes Morin
, age 73 of Hondo,passed away Feb. 10, 2013.
He was born July 26, 1939, in Sand Beach,
Funeral service was Feb. 13, at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.




OBITOefinger.jpg (47442 bytes)Jamie Maxine Ruland Oefinger
, age 81 of Georgetown and formerly of Hondo, passed away February 6, 2013.
She was born in Weatherford Jan. 1, 1933.
Visitation Thursday, Feb. 14, 5-7 p.m., and funeral service is Feb. 15, 10 a.m., both at Guinn-Horger Chapel in Hondo.
Committal service at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Friday at 12:30 p.m.

 

OBITOgden-Palmer.jpg (47435 bytes)Frankie Jean Ogden-Palmer age of 76 of Sabinal, passed away February 21, 2013, in San Antonio.
She was born on December 15, 1936, in Cotulla.
Funeral service was Feb. 23 at Central Christian Church with Pastor Johnny Smith officiating.
Burial was in Sabinal Cemetery.





OBITO'Neal_Carolyn_Zinsmeyer.jpg (86947 bytes)Carolyn Mary Zinsmeyer Kowalik O’Neal, age 67, of Pipe Creek, passed away February 5, 2013.
She was born March 14, 1945, in San
Visitation 12 noon - 2 p.m., Feb. 8, followed by recitation of The Rosary at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Graveside Service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Pipe Creek Cemetery.




Renee Outlaw,
age 53 of Moore, passed away February 5, 2013, in Pearsall.
Visitation 2-9 p.m. Friday, Feb.y 8, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral service Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Devine. Interment in Moore Memorial Cemetery.

Guadalupe G. Padron, age 80 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord Feb. 24, 2013.
The Rosary was recited Feb. 26 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was Feb. 27 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was n Hondo Cemetery.

OBIT14Feb13Pounds.jpg (85040 bytes)Tommie Helvey Pounds, age 81 of Kyle, formerly of Andrews, passed away February 5, 2013.
She was born August 27, 1931, in Levelland.
Funeral service was Feb. 9 at the Church of Christ in Hondo.
Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.




Dolores Quintanilla
, age 75 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord February 3, 2013.
Prayer service was Feb. 5 and chapel service was Feb. 7, both at Hondo Funeral Home.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

William W. Rackley, age 73 of San Antonio, passed away Feb. 15, 2013.
Visitation Friday Feb. 22, 1-2 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home.
Graveside service in Evergreen Cemetery in Devine.

Rev. John Arthur Shute died peacefully February 28, 2013, and thereupon entered the Church Triumphant.
Graveside service 10 a.m. Thurs., March 7, at San Jose Burial Park, followed by a memorial service at noon at Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, 16245 Nacogdoches, San Antonio, with reception afterward.

Lydia Vera, age 65 of Devine, passed away February 24, 2013, in Hondo.
No services scheduled with the funeral home.

Clemencia Muñoz Villarreal, age 90 of D’Hanis, passed away February 15, 2013.
She was born Nov. 23, 1922 on a ranch in Devine.
Funeral service was Feb. 19 at Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Interment was in San Francisco Cemetery.



Carolina Ybarra
, age 88 of Kerrville, passed on to be with our Lord February 6, 2013.
Memorial service was Feb. 9 at Hondo Funeral Home.

 

 

March 2013


OBIT7Mar13Bassett1.jpg (57082 bytes)OBIT7Mar13Bassett2.jpg (60848 bytes)David Edward Bassett of San Antonio passed away March 3, 2013.
He was born November 11, 1934, in Rogers, AR.
Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 7, at First United Methodist Church, Hondo, with interment at Hondo Cemetery, St. John's Section.




OBIT7Mar13BIPPERT_Melvin_A.jpg (63442 bytes)Melvin Adolph Bippert
, age 83 of San Antonio, passed away Mar. 1, 2013, in San Antonio.
He was born Apr. 17, 1929, in San Antonio.
Funeral service was Mar. 6 at Concordia Lutheran Church, San Antonio. Interment with Military Honors was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Castroville.





Mrs. Alma Mae Booher, age 89 of Lytle, passed away March 17, 2013.
Funeral service and Eastern Star Service 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle under the auspices of Chapter 43 O.E.S., Lytle.
Interment in Lytle Masonic Cemetery.


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Manuel Dean Bradley Jr.,
age 60 of Moore, passed away March 9, 2013, at home.
Graveside service Friday, March 15, at Lytle Community Cemetery.
No visitation at the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine prior to service.

 


OBITBURELL_Mary_Louise.jpg (277560 bytes)Mary Louise Jungman Burell,
age 76 of Castroville, passed away March 10, 2013, in San Antonio after fighting a long battle against lung infections and rheumatoid arthritis.
She was born August 15, 1936, at home in west Bexar Co.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Mar. 13 at St. Louis Catholic Church. Recitation of The Rosary, followed by entombment Thursday, Mar. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.

 


OBIT7Mar13Butler.jpg (41511 bytes)John Gordan Butler Jr
., born September 24, 1935, passed away March 4, 2013, in San Antonio.
Visitation Friday, Mar. 8, 5-8 p.m.
Funeral services Saturday, Mar. 9, at 1:30 p.m., both at Mission Park North, 3401 Cherry Ridge Dr., San Antonio.
Interment at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville 3 p.m.

 

 

OBITCarranza.jpg (171669 bytes)Cleotilde O. Carranza, age 96 of Dilley, passed away March 23, 2013, in Devine.
She was born June 3, 1916, in Millett, TX.
The Rosary was recited March 25 at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels in Dilley. Funeral Mass was celebrated March 26 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment was in Millett Cemetery.

 

Ernestine Morales Casiano was born in La Coste November 7, 1924.
She went to be with the Lord our Savior March 31, 2013, at the age of 88.
The Rosary was recited Apr. 3 at Brookehill Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated April 4 at St. Catherine Catholic Church, followed by interment in San Fernando Cemetery II.

Billy Joe Center, age 78 of Devine, passed away March 3, 2013 in Floresville.
Funeral service was March 6 in Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Graveside service 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio.

Les Chaney, age 68 of Hondo, went home to be with the Lord March 29, 2013, after a short battle with cancer.
He was born November 18, 1944, in McAllen
Viewing Thurs., Apr. 4, from 5-8 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home.
Memorial 2 p.m. Friday, Apr. 5, at First Baptist Church, Hondo.
Private interment at Waresville Cemetery in Utopia.

Antonio Constante
, age 85 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord March 28, 2013.
The Rosary was recited Mar. 31 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Apr.1 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.


OBITRobert Corte Pic.jpg (72201 bytes)Robert Michael Corte
, was born June 12, 1963.
He was called to heaven by his Lord March 22, 2013, after a short but fierce battle with cancer.
A memorial and celebration of his life was held March 24 at University Baptist Church, San Antonio.
Burial was at the family ranch, Devine March 26.

 

Menda Mae Cummings, 75 of Lytle, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 in San Antonio.
Visitation Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Graveside service10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Brummett Cemetery with interment immediately following.

Charles David Edmondson, age 70 of San Antonio, fomerly of Devine, passed away March 13, 2013.
He was born June 16, 1942, in Kilgore.
A private memorial service is planned at a later date.

Arnulfo Flores passed away March 21, 2013, at his home in Moore.
The Rosary was recited March 24 at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass was celebrated March 25 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Moore. Interment was in Moore Catholic Cemetery.

John William Frerichs, age 89, passed away March 15 in San Antonio.
Memorial Service 5p.m. Friday, March 22, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1416 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio.


OBITGATES_Linda_Beck.jpg (264136 bytes)Linda Lee Beck Gates
, age 61 of Castroville, passed away March 9, 2013 at home.
She was born Feb. 9, 1952, in San Antonio.
Mass of Resurrection 10 a.m. Friday, Mar. 15, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Castroville.
Entombment at St. Louis Catholic Garden Mausoleum in Castroville.


Monica Paula Rivas-Garcia, age 34, passed on to be with our Lord March 9, 2013.
Chapel service was March 13 at Hondo Funeral Home.

Dolores Mae Dimeco Giordano
, 74 of Hondo, passed away Mar. 24, 2013.
He was born March 23, 1939, in New Castle, PA
The Rosary was recited and the Funeral Mass celebrated April 1, both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

OBITGonzales.jpg (49223 bytes)Ernesto Perez Gonzales, age 73 of Castroville, passed away Apr. 1, 2013.
He was born March 5, 1940, in Devine.
The Rosary was recited Apr. 3 at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Graveside service 11 a.m. Thurs., Apr. 4, at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

 

 



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Gerald Jacob Holzhaus
, age 72, passed away peacefully March 22, 2013, in Castroville, surrounded by his family.
He was born July 9, 1940.
The Holy Rosary was recited Mar. 24 and Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Mar. 25, both at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

OBITJohnstonMary.jpg (64506 bytes)Mary E. Johnston, age 91 of Hondo, passed away March 15, 2013, in San Antonio after a brief bout with pneumonia.
She was born in San Antonio December 19,1921.
Graveside services were at Sunset Memorial park in San Antonio March 19.





Ann Ashby Jones
, age 66 of La Coste, passed away March 18, 2013, at home.
She was born April 26, 1946, in Crockett.
The family will hold a private memorial service.

OBITJUNGMAN_Cornelia_Obit.jpg (163254 bytes)Cornelia “Connie” Keller Jungman, age 92 of San Antonio and formerly of Kingsville, passed away March 29, 2013, at home.
She was born Nov. 29, 1920, in La Coste.
The Holy Rosary was recited Mar. 31 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Apr. 1 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, La Coste.
Interment was in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

OBITKESSLER_Kenneth-2.jpeg (37126 bytes)CMSGT Kenneth (Ken) Howard Kessler, (USAF retired) age 73, passed away March 17, 2013, at his home in Castroville.
He was born January 22, 1940, in Madison, IN.
Graveside service with Full Military Honors Thursday, March 21, at 10:15 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.



Denise Lynn Tomlinson Kutzer, age 56 of Castroville, passed away March 29, 2013, in San Antonio.
She was born May 12, 1956, in Lockhart.
Visitation Thursday, Apr. 4, from 6-9 p.m. and funeral service Friday, Apr. 5, at 10 a.m., both at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Interment at the Castroville Community Cemetery.


OBITMUELLER_Philomena.jpg (53597 bytes)Philomena L. Gantz Mueller,
age 86 of La Coste, passed away March 11, 2013, in Castroville.
She was born August 18, 1926, in St. Hedwig.
Visitation at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home Thursday, Mar. 14, from noon - 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m.
Mass of Resurrection Friday, Mar. 15, at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.
Interment in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.


Ernesto Nira
, 85 of Hondo, passed away March 16, 2013.
He was born on February 12, 1928.
Funeral services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo.

OBITNeuman_Loraine.jpg (45229 bytes)Loraine J. Haby Neuman, age 69 of Hondo, passed away March 25, 2013, in San Antonio.
She was born August 27, 1943, in Hondo.
The Holy Rosary was recited Mar. 27 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
Interment at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

OBITSOntiveras.jpg (55886 bytes)Virginia Garcia Ontiveros, 89 of Yancey, passed away March 31, 2013.
She was born July 31, 1923, in Hondo.
The Rosary was recited Apr. 2 at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Apr. 3 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hondo.
Interment was at Yancey Cemetery.





Robert Charles Payton
, age 83 of Lakehills, passed away Mar. 7, 2013.
He was born in Craig, CO, May 15, 1929.
Graveside service and interment was Mar. 10, at Hondo Cemetery, Woodmen of the World Section.

OBITReinhart.jpg (53690 bytes)Oliver J. Reinhart Jr. of D’Hanis, age 91 years, three months and three days, passed away March 24, 2013, in San Antonio.
He was born December 21, 1921, in D’Hanis.
The Rosary was recited Mar. 26.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Mar. 27, both at Holy Cross Catholic Church in D’Hanis.
Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.



Christina Barbara Roe
, age 48, of Sabinal passed away Mar. 11, 2013.
She was born Aug. 9, 1964, in Killeen.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Sgt. Dustin Dale Schmidt, age 24 of Lytle passed away March 26, 2013, in Poteet.
The Rosary was recited April 1 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Mass was celebrated April 2 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

OBITSchweers.jpg (40099 bytes)Georgia Dean Gilbert Schweers, age 77 of Hondo, passed away March 24, 2013.
She was born August 28, 1935.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 28 at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Interment at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.






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Dorothy Kathryn Rutherford Smith
, age 87 of Hondo went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
She was born January 8, 1926, in Mart.
Funeral service was Mar. 15 at New Fountain United Methodist Church. Interment was in New Fountain Cemetery.

Maurice S. Thienpont, Jr., age 78, of San Antonio, passed away Mar. 4, 2013, in San Antonio.
He was born September 20, 1934, in San Antonio.
Visitation at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home is 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 7.
Funeral service Friday, Mar. 8, at 11 a.m. at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 12525 Potranco Rd, San Antonio.

Ernest G. Titsworth, Jr., 76 of LaCoste, loving and devoted husband and father, went to meet our Lord and the angels in the early morning of March 11, 2013 after an extensive battle with cancer.
Ernie was born in San Antonio, TX on November 18, 1936.
Service was held on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at St. Brigid Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas.
Graveside was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery on Wednesday.


OBITYtuartePast.jpg (37280 bytes)OBITYtuarteCurrent.jpg (39810 bytes)Jose Angel Ytuarte Jr
., age 86 was born in Hondo September 13, 1926.
He passed on to be with the Lord March 24, 2013, surrounded by his family at home in Hondo.
Rosary was recited Mar. 26 at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Mar. 27, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

 

 


April 2013

OBITDiana Brawner.jpg (48447 bytes)Diana Gail Graff Brawner, age 66 of Hondo, passed away April 7, 2013.
She was born Dec. 7, 1946, in Hondo.
Funeral service was Apr. 10, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.





OBITBURNS_Lupe_Allellano.jpg (92911 bytes)Lupe Arellano Burns
, age 81 of Castroville and formerly of Abilene, passed away April 8, 2013, in Castroville.
She was born Sept. 6, 1931, in Ballinger.
Visitation Sunday, Apr. 14, 2-6 p.m. at the Hamil Family Funeral Home in Abilene. Funeral Service Monday, Apr. 15, at 10 a.m. at Caps United Methodist Church, 6501 U.S. Hwy. 277 South, Abilene, 79606.
Interment at Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Abilene

 

OBITButler.jpg (91269 bytes)Ruth Adele Hall Duncan Buttler died peacefully in her sleep April 23, 2013, at the age of 92, in South Jordan, UT.
She was born January 27, 1921, in Sand Springs, OK.
Graveside service 1 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio.

 

 

Leora Castleberry, 94, of Clovis died Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
She was born Sept. 13, 1918, in Hondo.
Services were April 15 in Clovis, NM, with the Rev. Dick Ross officiating.

OBITEvans.jpg (483152 bytes)On April 12, 2013, Viola Louise Faseler Evans left us here on earth after 102 years and went to be with her Lord.
She was born Dec. 2, 1910.
Funeral service was April 14 at Yancey United Methodist Church.
Interment was at Yancey Cemetery.


John E. Farley, age 82 of D’Hanis, passed away April 26, 2013, at Air Force Village II in San Antonio.
He was born Sept. 26, 1930, in Big Springs.
Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in D’Hanis.
Services conclude at the church.

OBITBerniePast.gif (206572 bytes)OBITBerniePresent.jpg (175591 bytes)Bernard Thomas “Tommie” Finger
passed peacefully home to His Father and Savior April 25, 2013.
He was born August 4, 1927 in Hondo, the youngest of 11 children.
The Rosary was recited April 16 at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Austin.
Funeral mass was celebrated April 17 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Austin. Interment with Military Honors was in Austin Memorial Park under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home.


OBITFirth.jpg (2101761 bytes)Juanita Mae Thirion Firth
of Castroville passed away in Castroville, April 17, 2013.
She was born in Oregon City, OR, June 5.
Private memorial service at a later date, following cremation.




OBITFrancisOwens.jpg (99314 bytes)Lorna Owens Francis
, age 81 of Castroville, passed away Apr. 9, 2013, at home.
She was born June 30, 1931, in McAllen.
2 p.m. memorial service Sat., April 20, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Gathering for the memorial service at 1 p.m.



Felipa H. Garza, age 91, passed on to be with our Lord April 27, 2013.
The Rosary was recited April 30 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church May 1.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

ObiTGerald Harris.jpg (78245 bytes)Gerald Lee Harris, age 80 of Yancey, passed away April 3, 2013, at his home.
He was born March 10, 1933, in Atchison, KS
Visitation Tues., April 16, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel.
Graveside service at 11 a.m. at Yancey Cemetery.



Melecia Haywood, age 96 of Natalia, passed away April 29, 2013, at home.
Visitation 2-9 p.m. , May 2, and funeral service 10 a.m. May 3, both in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.



Rene Ruiz Hernandez, age 51 of Dallas, passed away April 17, 2013.
He was born in Hondo Feb. 7, 1962.
Memorial Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Sat., July 20, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, D’Hanis.

OBITKOEHLER_Victoria.jpg (243082 bytes)Victoria Priscilla King Koehler,
formerly of Oak Island, TX, passed away at home in Castroville April 14, 2013.
She was born in San Antonio Nov. 30, 1923.
Services 10 a.m., Sat., April 20, at Oak Island United Methodist Church, 3030 DeVilbiss Lane, San Antonio.
Interment at Oak Island Cemetery.



obit-lackey.jpg (41735 bytes)James Clifford Lackey
, a man who loved the Lord, his wife and family dearly, age 79, passed away April 8, 2013, in San Antonio after a long battle with cancer.
He resided in Yancey with his family.
He was born and raised in Port Arthur.
Graveside service Thursday, April 11, 2 p.m. at Yancey Cemetery.





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Santos “Tanty” Ledesma
, age 58 of Phoenix, AZ, passed away April 25, 2013.
He was born December 3, 1954, in Hondo.
Funeral service was April 27 at The New Life Church in Avondale, AZ.




OBITMcdonough.jpg (291865 bytes)Evelyn Marie Heiligman McDonough
, who always encouraged friends and loved ones and greeted every day with enthusiasm for 87 years, died in her home in Encinitas, CA, Dec. 17, 2012.
She was born Sept. 24, 1925 and raised in Yancey.
Celebration of her life at Yancey Cemetery was April 13.



David J. “Grumpy” Mrha, 82 of Natalia, passed away April 8, 2013, at home.
Visitation 2-9 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Hurley Funeral Home, Devine, with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Natalia.
Interment 11a.m. Monday, April 15, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.


Michalina Newburg
, age 67 of Devine, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at her residence.
Graveside service at 11:15am Monday, April 15, 2013 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
No Visitation prior to service.


The Lord called his son Juan G. “Boy” Palacios home April 18, 2013.
He was 61.
The Rosary was recited April 21 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated April 22 at St. John the Evanelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.


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John P. “Jack” Pfeiffer, Jr., MD
, of Castroville, passed away at home April 5, 2013.
He was born July 29, 1927, in San Antonio.
The Holy Rosary was recited April 8 and Mass of Resurrection was celebrated April 9, both at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery in San Antonio.


OBITPoole.jpg (475062 bytes)Carol Kennette Redding Poole, age 80, of Hondo, passed away April 26, 2013.
She was born Nov. 6, 1932, in Asheboro, NC.
Memorial service at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at New Fountain United Methodist Church.
Private committal at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery May 6.


OBITPyle.jpg (43225 bytes)MSGT. Melvin D. “Mel” Pyle, (USAF, retired) age 77, passed from this life April 8, 2013 after a long journey with dementia.
He was born September 25, 1935, in Joplin MO.
Graveside service was April 16 at Fort Sam Houston with full military honors.
His ashes are interred with his beloved Mary Jane.



OBITRichter.jpg (120101 bytes)Clara Nell Bright Richter, age 83 of Hondo, passed away April 19, 2013.
She was born Sept. 13, 1929, in Justiceberg, TX.
Memorial funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

 

 

 

Epitacio “Pete” Salinas, age 77, went to be with the Lord April 11, 2013.
He was born Oct. 12, 1935, in San Antonio.
The Rosary was recited April 15 at Hurley Funeral Home.
Funeral mass was celebrated Apr. 16 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Devine. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

OBITSpaight.jpg (99105 bytes)Ellen Marie Zinsmeyer Spaight passed away March 14, 2013, in Greenville.
She was born August 23, 1932, in Hondo.
The Rosary was recited March 16, and a memorial service and interment were March 17, 2013.

 

 


Ora Lee Thompson,
age 66 of San Antonio, passed away April 2, 2013.
He was born in Hondo Sept. 11, 1946.
Funeral service Friday, April 12, at 10 a.m. at Zion Star Missionary Baptist Church, 834 Virginia Boulevard, San Antonio, 78203, followed by interment at 12:30 p.m. at Cottonwood Cemetery, Hondo.

Abel “Chato” Torres, age 50 of San Antonio passed away, April 5, 2013, in San Antonio.
The Rosary was recited April 9 in Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass was celebrated April 10 at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Natalia.
Interment was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Devine.

OBITVance.jpg (81349 bytes)Rev. Msgr. Leslie A. Vance was born December 3, 1940.
He went to be with our Lord April 20, 2013, at the age of 72.
The Holy Rosary was recited April 23 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hondo.
The Holy Rosary was recited April 24 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, San Antonio, followed by celebration of the Funeral Mass.
Interment followed at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Hondo.
A Celebration of Life reception following interment was held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church parish hall.

Earl Renwick “Renny’ Walker, age 61 of Hondo, passed away peacefully at home April 22, 2013.
He was born April 18, 1952, in Kingsville.
Visitation April 25, from 6-8 p.m. at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home, with a 7 p.m. Rosary.
Funeral service April 26, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hondo at 10 a.m. Services conclude at the church.

Mike A. Walker, age 78 of Natalia, passed away April 8, 2013, at home.
Graveside service Thurs., April 11, at 10 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery.

 


May 2013

OBITBedinghaus.jpg (72861 bytes)Joel Kreg Bedinghaus, age 43 of D’Hanis, passed away May 19, 2013, following a ranching accident.
He was born Aug. 27, 1969, in Hutchinson, KS.
Visitation at Guinn-Horger Chapel May 23, from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday, May 24, at First United Methodist Church, Hondo. Interment will be announced.

OBITBeen.jpg (64570 bytes)Willa D. Prichard Been, age 88 of Hondo, passed away May 16, 2013.
She was born November 13, 1924, in Wichita Falls.
Funeral service was May 20, at First Baptist Church.
Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.



 

OBITBERGER_Patsy_obituary.jpg (150681 bytes)Patricia “Patsy” O’Connell Berger of Mico passed away in San Antonio May 10, 2013.
She was born in California Mar. 23, 1934.
Visitation 1 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, prior to the 2 p.m. memorial service Sun., May 19.
Services conclude at the Funeral Home.

 

 

Florine W. Bower, age 86 of Devine, passed away May 14, 2013, at home.
Visitation 4-9 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

OBITBritsch.jpg (123613 bytes)Betty L. Britsch, age 83 of Houston, passed on to be with our Lord May 19, 2013.
She was born Nov. 5, 1929.
Visitation Sat., May 25, 10-10:30 a.m. at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service and interment at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.



Wesley Noble Butler passed away May 18, 2013, in Hondo.
He was born Dec.16, 1934, in Gorman, he grew up in De Leon.
Memorial service 1:30 p.m., Tues., May 28, at Guinn-Horger Chapel.


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Katherine Elaine Bybee
, age 94, passed away May 10, 2013, in Hondo.
She was born in Tulia Aug. 1, 1918.
Funeral services were May 14 at First United Methodist Church in Hondo. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.


 

Tomas Cabrera Jr., age 61, passed on to be with our Lord May 7, 2013.
The Rosary was recited May 10 and funeral service was May 11, both at Hondo Funeral Home.
Interment followed in Yancey Cemetery in Yancey.

OBITCadena.jpg (75144 bytes)Saragoso Joseph Cadena, age 89 of Hondo, passed away May 17, 2013.
He was born Mar. 25, 1924, in D’Hanis.
The Rosary was recited May 21 at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Funeral Mass was celebrated May 22 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

 

 

Thomas George Callahan, age 73 of rural Hondo, passed away May 24, 2013.
He was born in Brooklyn, NY.
Memorial service at 7 p.m. Mon., June 3, at Guinn-Horger Chapel.

obit-minnie contreas.jpg (85484 bytes)Herminia “Minnie” Ybarra Contreras, age 66 of Hondo, passed away May 15, 2013.
She was born in Hondo Nov. 25, 1946.
The Rosary was recited May 19 at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral service was May 20 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

 

obit-correa.jpg (108302 bytes)Marcelino Correa, age 81 of Hondo, passed away May 3, 2013, in San Antonio.
He was born July 17, 1931, in Hondo.
Visitation at Hondo Funeral Home Thursday, May 9, from 5-9 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m.
Funeral Mass at 11 a.m Friday, May 10, at St. John theh Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment in Hondo Cemetery.



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Jiles Milton Dunn,
age 91 of Hondo, passed away May 24, 2013.
He was born Dec. 15, 1921, in Ricardo.
Funeral services 10 a.m., May 30, at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Interment at 2 p.m. at Mission Park North Cemetery, San Antonio.

 


Aaron Anthony Fester,
age 24, passed on to be with our Lord May 20, 2013.
A Memorial Service was held May 25 at Hondo Funeral Home.

OBITFORSHEE_Aree_Belle.jpg (73355 bytes)Aree Belle Robertson Forshee, age 91 of San Antonio, passed away May 27, 2013.
Belle was born Apr. 26, 1922, in Pennsylvania County, VA.
Visitation Sunday, June 2, 4-7 p.m., and funeral service Monday, June 3, at 9:30 a.m., both at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville.
Interment at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.

 

Ernesto Garcia age 60, went to be with the Lord May 18, 2013.
The Rosary was recited May 23 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated May 24 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

OBITAbundio.jpg (58820 bytes)Abundio B. Gonzales, age 80 of Hondo, passed away May 25, 2013, in Kerrville.
He was born July 11, 1932.
Visitation at 5 p.m. May 30, with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. May 31, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

 

 

OBITGonzales_Jose_obit_2.jpg (69535 bytes)Jose Hernandez Gonzales, age 91 of La Coste, passed away May 11, 2013 in Hondo.
He was born May 1, 1922, in Sabinas, Mexico.
The Rosary was recited May 13 and Mass of Resurrection was celebrated May 14, both at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Interment was in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.



OBITHenry_edited-1.jpg (109161 bytes)Ray Harper Henry
of Sabinal passed away May 6, 2013, in San Antonio at the age of 77.
He was born March 4, 1936, in Sabinal.
Funeral services 2 p.m. Thur., May 9, at First Baptist Church in Sabinal.
Burial Sabinal Cemetery.
Revs. Monty Benson and Robert Richarz officiate.

 


obit-hernandez.jpg (60125 bytes)Lorenzo Garcia Hernandez
, age78, passed on to be with our Lord May 7, 2013.
The Rosary was recited May 10 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church May 11. lnterment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

 

 


OBITHernandez.jpg (34746 bytes)Rafael C. Hernandez,
age 60 of Von Ormy, passed on to be with our Lord May 28, 2013.
Visitation May 30, 5-8 p.m. with The Rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Hondo Funeral Home.

 

 

 


OBITNonnie's Portrait.jpg (72919 bytes)Dr. John Henry “Nonnie” Jennings,
age 91, life-long Hondo resident, went to be with the Lord May 20, 2013.
He was born August 16, 1921, in Hondo.
Visitation 5-8 p.m. Fri. May 24, at Hondo Funeral Home, and viewing Saturday 9-9:30 a.m.
Graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery in Hondo 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25.
Home-Going Celebration 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Saturday, May 25. Reception follows the celebration at First Baptist Church of Hondo Family Life Center.


Grace Marie Schoenemann Kauffmann
, age 91 of Rio Medina, passed away in Castroville May 1, 2013.
She was born in San Antonio Jan. 25, 1922.
Funeral was May 3 at Zion Lutheran Church, Castroville.
Interment was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Longtime Medina Co. rancher and educator Charles Henry “Beaner” Koch, age 85, passed away May 2, 2013, in San Angelo.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 7 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ballinger.

 

OBITjoycepoynorB.jpg (67948 bytes)Joyce P. Kuykendall passed away May 3, 2013, at a retirement home in Houston.
She was born in Comanche December 18, 1923.
Memorial service June 1 at 11 a.m. at Cherokee United Methodist Church in Cherokee.
A luncheon at the Groves Kuykendall Ranch after service.

 

 

Consuelo Leal, age 54 of Devine, passed away May 31, 2013, in San Antonio.
Rosary was recited June 5 in Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass at 10 a.m. Thurs., June 6, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.


OBITBeforeLeinweber.jpg (97248 bytes)
OBITLeinwebercurrent.jpg (43659 bytes)Maxine Mayfield Leinweber
, age 89 of Uvalde, passed away May 31, 2013.
She was born April 12, 1924, near Sinton.
Funeral service was June 5 at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.



OBITMECHLER_Eloise_obit.jpg (64186 bytes)Eloise Sophie Haegelin Mechler
, age 87 of Western Bexar County, passed away May 27, 2013, in Castroville.
She was born December 10, 1925, in Rio Medina.
The Rosary was recited at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home May 29.
Mass of Resurrection by Fr. Paul Cleary May 30, at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.
Interment in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

 

OBITPaddick.jpg (127519 bytes)Don Allen “Bubba” Paddick, age 49 of Cibolo, passed away May 4, 2013.
He was born July 25, 1963, at Ft. Sam Houston.
Visitation 2-6 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Schertz Funeral Home.
Burial with full military honors at Ft. Sam Houston Monday, May 13, at 10:30 a.m.






Charles “Charlie” Leroy Potter Sr.,
age 63, passed away quietly May 30, 2013, with his wife, children, siblings and other loved ones by his side.
Funeral service was June 5 at Hurley Funeral Home.
Interment was in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.


OBITSAATHOFF_Wilfreen.jpg (215649 bytes)Wilfreen Marie Boehme Saathoff
, age 92 of Quihi, passed away in Hondo May 1, 2013.
She was born in Rio Medina Nov. 6, 1920.
The Rosary was recited May 4 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville, followed by Mass of Resurrection.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.



OBITSCHOTT_Joe_L_obit.jpg (89750 bytes)Joseph Lawrence “Joe L.” Schott,
79, passed away quietly at his home in Castroville May 10, 2013, with his loving wife of 57 years by his side.
Visitation at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, with a memorial service at 7  p.m.
Interment of his ashes will be at a later date at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors.

 


OBITSIEVERS_Edwina.jpg (85771 bytes)Edwina Elizabeth Scholtz Sievers,
age 76 of Castroville, passed away May 23, 2013, at her home.
She was born August 30, 1936, in San Antonio.
The Holy Rosary was recited May 26 at Tondre Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated May 27 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
Private entombment services held at a later date.

 

OBITElizabeth Sollock.jpg (125684 bytes)Elizabeth A. Jungman Sollock, age 91 of Devine, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
The Rosary was recited May 16 at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass was celebrated May 17 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

 


OBITJD Sorrell 1_edited-1.jpg (96140 bytes)JD Sorrell
was born in Quihi Sept. 7, 1931.
On May 7, 2013, at approximately 6:00 a.m., he answered the Master’s call.
Funeral service was May 15 at Joshua’s House of Worship, San Antonio TX 78237.
Interment was in Cottonwood Cemetery, Hondo.

 

 


OBITSPEER_Bob_obit.jpg (85709 bytes)Robert LeRoy “Bob” Speer
, age 82, of Dunlay, passed away peacefully at home May 15, 2013, with his loving wife by his side.
He was born June 26, 1930, in Janesville, WI.
The Holy Rosary was recited at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home May 19.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated May 20 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

OBITFrances Stone.jpg (109664 bytes)Frances Jean Stone, age 77 of Cedar Creek passed away May 23, 2013.
Funeral service was May 28 at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.



OBITtapia.jpg (45908 bytes)Eduardo P. Tapia
, age 70, passed on to be with our Lord May 27, 2013.
Prayer Service was held May 29 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. May 30, at Hondo Funeral Home.
Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

 

 

obit-Tapia.jpg (88016 bytes)Juan Gonzales Tapia, age 57 of Hondo, passed away May 2, 2013.
He was born Feb. 16, 1956, in Hondo.
Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel.

 

 

 


OBITZINSMEYER_Bernard_J.jpg (83618 bytes)Bernard Joseph Zinsmeyer
, age 97 of La Coste, passed away May 16, 2013, in Castroville.
He was born Nov. 30, 1915, in Castroville.
The Holy Rosary was recited May 21 and Mass of Resurrection was celebrated May 21, both at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Interment was in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.



June 2013

Crecie Lyrissa LaRea Bragg, age 23 of Yancey, passed away June 20, 2013, in San Antonio.
Graveside service was at Yancey Cemetery.

Adrian Noel Constante age 18 months of Hondo, went to be with the Lord June 30, 2013.
The Rosary was recited at Hondo Funeral Home and Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, both on July 3.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

Vicki Jo Cunningham, age 65, passed away June 2, 2013, in San Antonio.
Memorial service was at Hurley Funeral Home in Devine June 7.
Services concluded at the Funeral Home.

OBITSchlentz.jpg (70792 bytes)Martha J. Meeks Schlentz Dawson, age 80, of Midland, formerly of Hondo, left this life to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, June 11, 2013.
She was born August 16, 1932 in Alpine.
Funeral service was June 15, at the Church on the Hill.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

 

OBITGauna.jpg (102287 bytes)Victoriano D. Gauna, age 80 of Yancey, passed away June 26, 2013.
He was born Nov. 17, 1932, in Yancey.
Funeral Mass was celebrated July 1 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in D’Hanis, followed by interment at Yancey Cemetery.

 

 

Ramon Garcia age 64 of Hondo, went to be with the Lord June 15, 2013.
The Rosary was recited June 19 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Thurs. , June 20, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

OBITGonzales.jpg (41061 bytes)Petra Perez Gonzales, age 91 of Hondo, passed away June 4, 2013.
She was born January 16, 1922, on the Monkhouse Ranch near Hondo.
Rosary was recited June 7 at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Funeral service was June 8 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

 

OBITHABY_Bobbie_Mueller.jpg (63879 bytes)Annie Frances “Bobbie” Mueller Haby, age 81 of Castroville, passed away June 2, 2013.
She was born November 22, 1931, in Bexar County.
The Holy Rosary was recited and Mass of Resurrection celebrated June 5 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 


OBITJEFFERIES_Bertha_J.jpg (73627 bytes)Bertha J. Jefferies
went home to be with the Lord at the blessed age of 95 on June 30, 2013.
Burial at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.

 

 

 



OBITJones.jpg (52217 bytes)Catherine Mae Jones
, age 78 of Odessa, passed away June 3, 2013, at home.
She was born in Bexar County March 24, 1935.
Private graveside memorial services were held at Sipe Springs Cemetery in Comanche County.




Cynthia Cyndi R. Carlton Keylich, age 54 of Lytle, passed away June 9, 2013, in San Antonio.
Funeral service is Thurs. June 13 at 11a.m. in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle.
Interment at Lytle Community Cemetery.

Richard Emil Leinweber, age 76 of Devine, passed away June 5, 2013, in San Antonio.
Graveside service was June 12 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio

OBITMelcherW.jpg (55946 bytes)William John Mechler, affectionately known as Bill to his friends, passed away June 27, 2013, at the age of 86.
He was born Dec. 3, 1926.
Recitation of The Rosary and Funeral Mass celebrated Thur., July 11, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery.

 

 

Claude Cayce Morgan, age 96 of Devine, passed away June 11, 2013, at home.
Funeral service was June 15, 2013 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery.

OBITMURGUIA_Yolanda.jpg (86465 bytes)Yolanda Lugo Murguia, age 48 of Castroville, passed away June 5, 2013, in San Antonio.
She was born March 25, 1965 in Paducah, TX.
Funeral service was June 10 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Interment was in Castroville Community Cemetery.

 

 

Ray O. Neyland, age 94 of Yancey, passed away June 7, 2013. He was born in Pawhuska, OK, March 14, 1919.
Funeral service was June 10 at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Interment was in San Fernando Cemetery No. 2, San Antonio.


OBITMarivel Perez.jpg (67282 bytes)Marivel Morales Perez
, age 53, passed away June 1, 2013, in Galveston.
Visitation 3-9 p.m. Thurs., June 6, at Hurley Funeral Home in Devine with The Rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Mass at 10 a.m. Fri., June 7, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.



Michelle Ann Witting Prewitt
, age 77 of Natalia, went to be with our Heavenly Father June 1, 2013, while surrounded by her family.
Rosary recited at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Lytle, with Mass following.
Interment in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Devine.

Maria Chita De Jesus Ramirez, age 97, went to be with the Lord June 24, 2013.
The Rosary was recited June 25 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated June 26 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.


obit-raul reyes.jpg (44550 bytes)Raul Reyes
went home June 29, 2013, with family by his side.
He was born June 26, 1932.
Funeral services were Wednesday, July 3, at Hondo Funeral Home.
Interment followed in Hondo Cemetery.

 

 


John Anthony Salazar Sr., age 53 of San Antonio, went to be with the Lord June 26, 2013.
The Rosary was recited July 2 and Funeral Mass was celebrated July 3, both at St. John Berchman’s Catholic Church.
Interment was in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Virginia Oppelt Schleicher, fondly known as “Virgie”, age 91, beloved mother and grandmother, passed from this life June 1, 2013.
She was born in Castroville March 26, 1921.
Funeral was June 5 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church with Rev. Mike Couhig officiating.
Entombment was at Assumption Chapel Mausoleum in Austin.

OBITSchulte.jpg (82766 bytes)Richard Charles Schulte age 75, of Hondo, passed away June 11, 2013 at home. He was born Dec. 10, 1937, in Hondo.
Funeral service was June 14 at Guinn-Horger Funeral Chapel
Deacon John Schoellman officiated.
Interment was in Quihi Cemetery.

Emilio Sevier, age 83, of Lytle passed away June 30, 2013, in Lytle.
The Rosary was recited July 2 in Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass was celebrated July 3 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Lytle.
Interment was in Lytle Community Cemetery.

James Smith, age 53 of Hondo, went to be with the Lord June 29, 2013.
A prayer service was offered July 2 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Graveside service was July 3 at Hebron Cemetery, near Cuero.

OBITAJ Turner.jpg (41750 bytes)August J. “AJ” Turner, age 84 of Sabinal, passed away June 14, 2013.
He was born Jan. 8, 1929, on the family farm near Sabinal.
Funeral service was June 18 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sabinal.
Interment was in Sabinal Cemetery.

 

 

OBITWitte.jpg (46232 bytes)Loyd D. Witte, age 81 of Hondo, passed away June 25, 2013, at his ranch in Yancey.
He was born Feb. 23, 1932, in Somerville.
A memorial service was held June 28 at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Private interment of his ashes will be at a later date.

 

 

Vicki Lynn Wolfe, 62, passed peacefully June 28, 2013.
Memorial services are pending.

July 2013

OBITBrucks.jpg (61423 bytes)Eleen Rosalie Brucks, age 100 of Hondo, passed away July 4, 2013.
She was born Sept. 13, 1912, in Hondo.
Funeral service was July 9, at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

 

 

OBITBuck.jpg (51009 bytes)Carolyn Green Buck, age 63 of Seguin, passed away July 4, 2013.
She was born June 25, 1950, in Seguin.
Celebration of Life Memorial Service 5 p.m. Sun., July 14, at Bandera Road City Church, 9341 Bandera Rd., San Antonio, 78250.
The family asks that those who attend would wear color, as Carolyn would always do.



OBITBuck.jpg (84934 bytes)
Ronald "Butch" Buck
was born Sept. 26, 1949, in Seguin.
Memorial service 10 a.m. Sat., July 27, at Bandera Road City Church, 9431 Bandera Rd., San Antonio, 78250.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Buck Family Memorial Fund: www.mygenfcu.org/buckfamily.

 

OBITMinnie Buss.jpg (69675 bytes)Minnie Alina Wiemers Buss, age 101, of Hondo passed away July 24, 2013.
She was born Jan. 28, 1912 in New Fountain.
Funeral was July 27 at New Fountain United Methodist Church.
Interment was in New Fountain Cemetery.

 

 

OBitcole.jpg (41012 bytes)Douglas “Doug” Cole, age 51, of Hondo, known to friends as “Maverick,” passed away July 8, 2013, at the family farm.
He was born July 26, 1961, in Kerrville.
Funeral service was July 15 at First Baptist Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

 

OBITDIGGES_Norman.jpg (59900 bytes)Norman Lee Digges, age 63 of Castroville, passed away July 21, 2013.
He was born August 7, 1949, in San Antonio.
Funeral service was July 24 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville.
Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville.

 

 

OBITFuos.jpg (171100 bytes)Douglas Jerome Fuos, age 88 of Kerrville, formerly of Hondo, passed away July 7, 2013.
He was born Oct. 15, 1924, in Hondo.
Funeral service 11 a.m. Sat., July 13, at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Interment at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

 

 

OBITGarcia.jpg (62993 bytes)Guadalupe Lupita Garcia, age 45 of Hondo, went to be with the Lord July 22, 2013.
The Rosary was recited July 23 at Hondo Funeral Home.
The Funeral Mass was celebrated July 24 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hondo.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

 

Josefina Garcia, age 92 of Hondo, went to be with the Lord July 13, 2013.
The Rosary was recited July 15 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated July 16 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.


OBITAMYGRAY.jpg (40416 bytes)Amy Melton Gray, age 88 of Hondo, passed away July 9, 2013.
She was born, Sept. 1, 1924, in Yancey.
Funeral service was July 12 at First United Methodist Church in Hondo.
Interment was in Yancey Cemetery.

 


 

OBITHERNANDEZ_Marissa.jpg (52753 bytes)Marissa Nicole Hernandez, age 18 of La Coste, passed away July 22, 2013.
She was born May 11, 1995, in San Antonio.
The Rosary was recited July 24.
Mass of Resurrection offered, July 25, at 10 a.m., both at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Interment in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

 

Dennis J Hosbach, age 71 of Creekwood Subdivision near Hondo, passed away July 27, 2013.
He was born July 11, 1942, in Saginaw, MI.
The family will celebrate Dennis’ life with a private memorial.
Guinn-Horger Funeral Home, Hondo Hondo Anvil Herald, Aug. 1, 2013


OBITHoward.jpg (80599 bytes)Erna Ruth Schindler Schueling Howard passed away July 5, 2013, in San Antonio.
She was born March 5, 1932, in Three Rivers.
The Rosary was recited July 10.
Funeral Mass celebrated Thurs., July 11, at noon, both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 2 p.m.


OBITHowardLarry.jpg (106285 bytes)Larry Donald Howard of Midland passed away July 4, 2013, in a Waco hospital at the age of 79.
He was born August 6, 1933, in Carrizo Springs.
Memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel, Uvalde.

 

 

 

OBITKristin Jehl.jpg (44068 bytes)Kristin L. Jehl, age 43 of Pearson, passed away July 18, 2013, at home.
Memorial service July 26, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Devine. Services conclude at the church.

 

 

OBITKOSSAETH_Hermina.jpg (77189 bytes)Marie Hitzfelder Kossaeth, age 69, entered rest July 24, 2013, passing away at home in D’Hanis.
She was born Dec. 10, 1943, in Castroville.
Visitation July 25, from 4-8 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, with recitation of The Rosary at 7 p.m.
Mass of Resurrection 10 a.m. July 26, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in D'Hanis. Interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Helotes.

 

 

Reymundo Luna Jr., age 33 years, went to be with the Lord July 6, 2013.
Visitation 5-8 p.m. Thurs., July 11, at Hondo Funeral Home
Recitation of The Rosary 7 p.m.
Funeral Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Fri., July 12, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

OBITMelcherA.jpg (86283 bytes)Agnes Anne Becker Mechler passed away July 7, 2013, at the age of 78.
Agnes was born Feb. 17, 1935.
Recitation of The Rosary and Funeral Mass celebrated Thur., July 11, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery.

 

 


OBITColleenNoonan_edited-1.jpg (145164 bytes)
Mary Colleen O’Neill Noonan
passed away July 3, 2013, during a “life flight” from Blanding, UT, to Durango, CO.
She was born and raised in Hondo, graduating from Hondo High School in 1945.

 


 

Calletano Padron Jr. age 81 of Hondo, went to be with the Lord July 19, 2013.
The Rosary was recited July 22 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated July 23 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.


OBITPleasant.jpg (58253 bytes)
Anita Elma Pleasant,
age 63 of Helotes, passed away July 7, 2013.
She was born in Dallas, July 6, 1950.
Funeral service at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, at First Baptist Church, Hondo, followed by interment at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

 


OBITPOSEY_Fred.JPG (60111 bytes)Fredrick “Fred” Richard Posey,
age 52 of Devine, passed away July 11, 2013, at home.
He was born Sept. 29, 1960, in San Antonio.
The Holy Rosary was recited July 14 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated July 15 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

Derrick Wayne Radicke, age 31 of Devine, passed away July 12, 2013, in Devine.
Graveside service was July 19 at Evergreen Cemetery.

OBITSaathoff.jpg (38185 bytes)Glenrose Georgia Brucks Saathoff was born Jan. 8, 1925, in Hondo.
She passed away July 10, 2013, in Hondo, at the age of 88.
Funeral service was July 14 at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Woodmen of the World Section.

 

Virginia Ulbrich Meyer Schott, age 97 of Devine, passed away July 20, 2013.
She was born April 9, 1916, in Hondo.
Funeral service was July 24 at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Geraline "Gerry" Stiegler Schneider, age 89 1/2 of Hondo, was embraced by God July 19, 2013.
She was born and raised in Hondo.
Life celebration was July 23, 2013, at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Interment was in Hondo Oakwood Cemetery.

OBITSchuehle.jpg (47726 bytes)Claude Christian Schuehle passed away July 3, 2013.
He was born January 25, 1925.
Funeral service was July 8 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

 

 

 

OBITTomlin.jpg (181298 bytes)Mildred Aline Tomlin, age 95 of Hondo, formerly of McAllen, passed through the gates of Heaven July 8, 2013.
She had been a resident at Community Care Center in Hondo.
Visitation 10-11 a.m. Fri., July 12, at Kreidler Funeral Home in McAllen. Graveside service at Roselawn Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.

 

 

OBITTree.jpg (95837 bytes)Roland Trees, age 80 of Kirby, passed away July 13, 2013.
He was born in La Pryor August 20, 1932, and was raised in Uvalde.
Graveside service was July 17 at Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio.

 

 

Darlene Elizabeth Mangold Wanke, born January 31, 1922, in Castroville, passed away July 13, 2013, at the age of 91.
The Rosary was recited at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Helotes, July 18 followed Mass of the Resurrection.
Interment was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Helotes.

 

August 2013

Margaret M. Fielder Bali, age 95, of Hondo passed away August 22, 2013.
She was born in New Brunswick, NJ.
The Rosary was recited Aug. 26 at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 27 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.



OBITBarnhart.jpg (127722 bytes)Vera Panchita Gilliam Barnhart
, a longtime resident of Pearsall and currently of Dallas, passed away in her sleep early in the morning of August 26, 2013.
She was born June 16, 1919 in Yancey.
Service held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at First United Methodist Church, Pearsall.
Interment in the Pearsall Cemetery.
Visitation with the familyafter the service at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

 

 

OBITBlomgren.jpg (14804 bytes)Col. Jack P. Blomgren (USAF, retired), of San Antonio, passed away Aug. 17, 2013.
He was born May 25, 1929, in Minneapolis, MN.
Memorial service 3 p.m. Fri., August 23, in the High Flight Chapel at Air Force Village II.
Private graveside service with Full Military Honors held August 23.
The family suggests memorials be made to the National Stroke Association.


ObitBOURQUIN_Frances_FnrlNotice.jpg (60116 bytes)Frances Marie Zinsmeyer Bourquin, age 84 of Rio Medina, passed away August 1, 2013.
She was born Sept. 17, 1928, in San Antonio.
Visitation 12 noon-8 p.m. (Thurs.), Aug. 8.
The Rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection celebrated at 10 a.m., (Fri.), Aug. 9, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
Interment in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

OBITHarold Bryant.jpg (92750 bytes)Henry Harold Bryant Jr., age 67 of Hondo, passed away August 25, 2013.
He was born Nov. 4, 1945, in Fort Worth.
Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 29, at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Funeral service 2 p.m., Fri., Aug. 30, at First United Methodist Church, Hondo. 
Interment Aug. 31 at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston.


Melton Tommy Canion, age 79 of Lytle, passed away August 20, 2013 at home.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Fri., August 23, in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home in Lytle.
Interment was in Lytle Community Cemetery.

Anita Gonzales age 62 of D'Hanis, went to be with the Lord August 4, 2013.
The Rosary was recited Aug. 6 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 7 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, D'Hanis. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Armando Ybarra Gonzales, age 68, went to be with the Lord August 15, 2013.
The Rosary was recited Aug. 16 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 17 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Luis Gonzales age 93 of Sabinal, passed away August 3, 2013, in Uvalde.
He was born May 26, 1920, in La Coste.
Funeral mass was celebrated Aug. 7 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sabinal. Burial was in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery.

Maria O. Cardenas Gauna
, age 90, of Hondo passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.
She was born in Hondo, July 21, 1923.
The Rosary was recited Aug. 6 at Guinn-Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 7 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Yancey Cemetery.

OBITMontanez.jpg (25821 bytes)Teresa Arriaga Montañez, age 75 of Hondo, passed away August 20, 2013.
She was born in Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico, Oct. 15, 1937.
Visitation 6-8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 23, at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel.
Rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.


OBITMuennink.jpg (10670 bytes)Darrell Ellis “Mandy” Muennink Sr.
was born in Hondo July 17, 1932.
After a long illness, Darrell passed into the loving arms of his Savior August 14, 2013, surrounded by his loved ones.
Funeral service was Aug. 20 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hondo.
Interment was in Castroville Community Cemetery.





OBITNeuman.jpg (9225 bytes)
Jimmie John Neuman
, age 72 of Hondo, entered rest August 18, 2013, in San Antonio.
He was born on Jan. 25, 1941, in Hondo.
Funeral service was Aug. 21 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

 

 

Epifanio Pena, age 85 of Devine, went to be with the Lord August 1, 2013.
The Rosary was recited Aug. 5 and Funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 6, both at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Devine.
Interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Devine.

OBITRANGEL_Jesus.jpg (60836 bytes)MSGT Jesus Pargas Rangel (retired), age 70 of La Coste, passed away August 5, 2013.
He was born Feb. 13, 1943, in Castroville.
The Rosary was recited Aug. 7.
Mass of Resurrection celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 8, both at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.
Interment in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

 

OBITDomingo Rivera.jpg (41366 bytes)Domingo M. Rivera, age 75 of La Pryor, passed away in Uvalde August 27, 2013.
He was born November 14, 1937, in Villa Union, Coahuila, Mexico.
Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 29, at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Funeral Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. Fri., Aug. 30, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in La Pryor; burial at La Pryor Cemetery.



 

Charles Selsor, age 82 of Yancey, went to be with the Lord August 20, 2013.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Hondo Funeral Home, Hondo

Sammie A. Sollock, age 92 of San Antonio, passed away August 13, 2013, in San Antonio.
Graveside service Thurs., August 15, at 10:30 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery, Devine. No visitation prior to service.

Tommy T. Torres, age 41 of Natalia, went to be with the Lord August 18, 2013.
Graveside service was Aug. 26 at Blackcreek Cemetery.
Hondo Funeral Home, Hondo

Gloria C. Valdez of Sabinal passed away August 3, 2013, in Sabinal at the age of 52.
She was born October 22, 1960, in Uvalde.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 5 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sabinal. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery.

 

OBITYoes, Robert Guy (2).jpg (222667 bytes)obit-robert yoes1.jpg (95020 bytes)Robert Guy Yoes, age 77 of Hondo, passed away August 23, 2013, at home.
He was born Oct. 7, 1935, in Canton.
Service was Sept. 10, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Interment was at the columbarium.

 

 


September 2013

 

Kenneth Clifford Adlong Sr., age 71 of Hondo, passed away September 17, 2013.
Visitation Thursday, Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m., at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial service 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Quihi.

Patricia Banks, age 72 of Natalia, passed away September 9, 2013, in San Antonio.
Memorial Service 11a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14,at Divine Savior Lutheran Church in Devine.
Services conclude at the church.
No visitation at the funeral home prior to memorial service.


OBITBURGES_Ellis_obit.jpg (128954 bytes)Ellis G. Burges,
age 91, died peacefully September 15, 2013.
He was born in Beaumont.
Visitation Monday, Sept. 23, 5-8 p.m. and funeral service 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, both at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Service conducted by Rev. Mark Bunch.
Interment at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 2 p.m. with military honors.

Berta P. Castillo, age 81 of Devine, passed away September 9, 2013, in San Antonio.
The Rosary was recited Sept. 11 in Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass at 10 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 12, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Sept. 16 at 10:15 a.m.

OBITBill Cogburn.jpg (105602 bytes)Billy D Cogburn, age 86 of Hondo, passed away September 9, 2013.
Bill was born in rural Throckmorton County, Aug. 17, 1927.
Visitation Friday, Sept. 13, 6 to 8 p.m. at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Funeral service at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, at First United Methodist Church. Interment at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.




Lottie Margaritte Campbell Costlow,
age 96, of Devine entered rest on September 1, 2013, 17 days before her 97th birthday.
She was born September 18, 1916, in Atascosa, Texas.
Funeral Service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Natalia. 
Interment followed at Devine Evergreen Cemetery in Devine.


OBITCuellar, John.jpg (100666 bytes)John Henry Cuellar
, 59 of Ballinger, passed away at home with his family surrounding him with love and was received by his Heavenly Father August 28, 2013.
He was born July 18, 1954, in Blooming Prairie, MN.
A celebration service was held Aug. 31 and funeral service Sept. 1, both at First United Methodist Church in Ballinger.
Officiants were Rev. Buddy Moore and Rev. Ben Gomez.
Burial was in Latin American Cemetery.

OBITDUPRIEST_Jennifer,jpg.jpg (105129 bytes)Jennifer “Jennifor” Leigh DuPriest, age 30, departed this life on the morning of September 19, 2013 after a three-year battle with cancer.
She was born Tuesday, April 5, 1983, in San Antonio.
Recitation of The Rosary was Sept. 20.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Sept. 21, both at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville.
Burial was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

OBITBertha Fohn.jpg (49062 bytes)Bertha Agnes Young Fohn
She was born October 31, 1913 in Sugartown, LA.
She passed away September 25, 2013, at the age of 99 years.
The Rosary was recited Sept. 27.
Funeral services were held Saturday, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rockne.
Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

 

 

OBITFUENTES_Martina.jpg (166314 bytes)Martina Lopez Fuentes, age 89 of Castroville, passed away Sept. 29, 2013 in San Antonio.
She was born Nov. 11, 1923, in Castroville.
The Rosary was recited Oct. 3 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Oct. 4 at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

Julia “Julie” D. Click Gonitzke, age 55 of Grand Prairie, passed away September 2, 2013, in Dallas, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born April 1, 1958 in San Antonio.
Funeral Mass at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 4222 SW Loop 410, San Antonio.
Interment at 3:15 at Holy Cross Cemetery in D’Hanis.

Betty Gray Hart, age 66 of Sabinal, passed away September 9, 2013, at home.
She was born Oct. 3, 1946, in Uvalde.
Graveside services were Sept. 11 at Sabinal Cemetery.
Paul Stephens officiated.

 

OBITHyman.jpg (10928 bytes)Howard Martin Hyman, age 87, passed away September 28, 2013, in San Antonio.
He was born December 4, 1925, in San Francisco, CA.
Graveside services 9:45 a.m., October 7, in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

 

 

JoAnn L. Leinweber, age 77 of Devine, passed away September 2, 2013, at home.
Graveside service was Sept. 6 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio

 

OBITLYONS_Sharon.jpg (191286 bytes)Sharon Kerr Lyons, age 59, of San Antonio, passed away September 17, 2013, at home.
She was born June 13, 1954, in Steubenville, OH.
Memorial service held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Services conclude at the funeral home.




Mary Belle Embrey Magers
, age 94 of Concan, passed away September 16, 2013, at home.
She was born May 16, 1919, in Hondo.
Viewing 9 a.m., followed by funeral services at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, both at Frio Canyon Baptist Church in Leakey.
Pastor Jim O’Dell officiate.
Interment in the Concan Cemetery.

John F. McDonald, age 78 of Devine, passed away Sept. 22, 2013, in Pleasanton.
Memorial service 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at First Baptist Church, Devine. Services conclude at the
church.
No visitation at the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine prior to service.


OBITMORAWIETZ_Elizabeth.jpg (412180 bytes)Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Harp Morawietz, age 93, of Castroville, passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 10, 2013 in San Antonio.
Liz was born May 9, 1920 in Hobson,TX.
Visitation Friday, September 13, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Mass of Resurrection at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 14, 2013 at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Interment at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

Avelino Nira, age 80 of Hondo, went to be with the Lord September 8, 2013.
The Rosary was recited Sept. 11.
Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Thurs. Sept. 12, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment in Hondo Cemetery.


OBITMary K. Padgett.jpg (1089014 bytes)Mary K. Padgett, 90, died September 19, 2013, at home in McAllen.
She was born in Vanderpool and lived most of her life in McAllen.
A memorial service was held Sept. 28 at Kreidler Funeral Home in McAllen.

 

 

Yolanda Leos Quinones, age 65 of La Coste, entered rest September 9, 2013.
She was born Jan. 25, 1948, in San Antonio.
The Rosary was recited Sept. 11 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection at 10 a.m., Thurs., Sept. 12, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 747 S W 39th Street, San Antonio, 78237.
Interment in Castroville Community Cemetery.

Dorothy M. Roberson, age 83 of Devine, passed away September 29, 2013, in Devine.
Funeral service was Oct. 2 at Black Creek Baptist Church.
Interment was in the Howard Cemetery.

OBITLupe C. Salinas.jpg (72610 bytes)Lupe C. Salinas Jr., age 34 of San Antonio, passed away September 13, 2013, in San Antonio.
Visitation 4-9 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 19, with a prayer service at 7 p.m..
Funeral service 11a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, all at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, Lytle.
Interment in Lytle Community Cemetery.

 

Don Garland Stroud, age 78 of Devine, passed away September 30, 2013, in Devine.
He was born in Devine.
Graveside services Thurs., Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery.
Officiated by: Rev. Ed Dougherty.

Linda Wood-Gann, age 79 of Mason, passed away Sept. 21,2013, in San Antonio.
She was born in San Angelo May 9, 1934.
Memorial service 1 p.m. Friday, September 27, at Hondo First Baptist Church.


David Whitey Zinsmeyer.jpg (236080 bytes)David A. “Whitey” Zinsmeyer, age 87 of D’Hanis, passed away Sept. 8, 2013, in Floresville.
He was born July 25, 1926, in Hondo.
Recitation of The Rosary followed by celebration of the Mass was Sept. 14 at Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, D’Hanis.

 

 

 


October 2013


Conrado G. Aguinaga Sr.,
age 83, went to be with the Lord October 7, 2013.
Funeral Mass was October 11 at Hondo Funeral Chapel.
Interment was in St.Joseph Cemetery in Devine.

Mary Ann Parker Arp, age 67 of Uvalde, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.
She was born in San Angelo, Nov. 2, 1945.
Memorial service Saturday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Uvalde.

Shirley Ann Nick Ayers, 79, returned to her kin in the early hours of October 23, 2013, at the Medina Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center where she lived since Dec. 2012.
She was born in Greenville, MS, Sept. 10, 1934.
A memorial prayer service with visitation was held Oct. 29 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Visitation held at the Mortimer Funeral Home in Greenville, MS, Thurs., Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m.
Mass of Resurrection celebrated Fri., Nov. 1, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Greenville, MS.
Interment in Greenville City Cemetery.

William Adams “Butch” Beighley, age 65 of Hondo and formerly of California, passed away October 6, 2013.
He was born Oct. 16, 1947, in Williamsport, PA.
A memorial service will be planned at a later date.


OBITBIPPERT_Irma.jpg (17269 bytes)Irma Edna Bush Bippert
, age 91 of La Coste passed away October 26, 2013, in Castroville.
She was born Jan. 11, 1922, in Bexar County.
The Rosary was recited Oct. 30 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
The Mass of Resurrection celebrated at 9 a.m., Thurs., Oct. 31, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Interment will be in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

 


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Sandra Kay Brooks-Telfair
, age 57 of Converse, passed away, October 19, 2013, in San Antonio.
Visitation Fri., October 25, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, both in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

 




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Delia Costilla
, age 57 of Devine, passed away October 11, 2013, in San Antonio.
A prayer service was offered Oct. 14 at Hurley Funeral Home.
Funeral service was Oct. 15, at Betania Baptist Church.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.



Nestor Diaz, born February 26, 1939, passed away October 18, 2013, at the age of 74.
He was born in Hondo and raised in Three Rivers.
Rosary and Funeral Mass were at St. Brigid Catholic Church, San Antonio, Oct. 24.
Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.

Bobby Dominguez, age 58 of Devine, passed away October 10, 2013, in San Antonio.
The Rosary was recited Oct. 15 in Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Oct. 16.
Interment was in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

OBITJoyce Eckhart.jpg (142403 bytes)Joyce Irene Koehler Eckhart, age 81 of Hondo, passed away November 14, 2013.
She was born Aug. 8, 1932, in Atascosa.
Funeral service was Oct. 5 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

Vernon William “Willie” Evans Jr., age 70 of San Antonio, departed this life October 3, 2013.
He was born Aug. 3, 1943, in Floresville.
Funeral service was Oct. 12 at Joshua House of Worship in San Antonio.
Interment was in Cottonwood Cemetery, Hondo.

 

OBITGROTHUES_Helen.jpg (48423 bytes)Helen Mae Pue Grothues, age 84 of Von Ormy, passed away October 23, 2013, at home.
She was born Jan. 22, 1929, in Bandera County.
Funeral service was Oct. 28 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Cleary officiating.
Interment was in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

 


Howard L. King Jr.,
age 77 of Devine, passed away October 17, 2013, in San Antonio.
Direct cremation with no visitation or services at the funeral home.

Martina Lopez Fuentes, age 89 of Castroville, passed away Sept. 29, 2013 in San Antonio.
She was born Nov. 11, 1923, in Castroville.
The Rosary was recited Oct. 3 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Oct. 4 at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.


OBITJay Hartmann 3HAH.jpeg (34962 bytes)
Elton Jay Hartmann
, age 88 of Hondo, passed away October 17, 2013.
He was born April 16, 1925, near Hondo.
Funeral service was Oct. 22 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Interment followed at San Fernando Cemetery No. 2 in San Antonio.

 


Teresa Martinez, age 53 of Hondo, passed away October 5, 2013.
She was born July 11, 1960, in Castroville.
A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

Edwa C. “Sammie” McCauley, age 95 of Sabinal, passed away October 31, 2013, in Uvalde.
She was born August 20, 1918, in Uvalde County.
Graveside services were Nov. 2 at Sabinal Cemetery; Pastor Johnny Smith officiated.

OBITOtt.jpg (766501 bytes)
Johnny Neal Otte
was born August 3, 1960, in Naha, Okinawa, Japan.
He gently went to sleep October 2, 2013 in San Antonio.
Interment with Naval Honors at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1 p.m., Oct. 21, in San Antonio.
Reception at 5555 Aspen Valley, San Antonio.

 


OBITSantos M. Perez HAH2.jpeg (12831 bytes)Santos M. Perez, age 86 of Hondo, passed away October 20, 2013.
He was born Nov. 1, 1926, in Hondo.
The Rosary was recited Oct. 23 at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Thurs., Oct. 24, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 


Julia Flores Rodriguez
, age 87 of D’Hanis, passed away October 6, 2013.
She was born March 5, 1926, in D’Hanis.
The Rosary was recited Oct. 9 at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Oct. 10, at Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Interment in San Francisco Cemetery, D’Hanis.



OBITJack K Schott.jpeg (99903 bytes)Jack Kemp Schott, 57, loving husband and father, passed away peacefully October 5, 2013.
He was born May 25, 1956.
Graveside service was Oct. 9 in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.



OBITSCHUEHLE_Jr.jpg (134950 bytes)John George Schuehle Jr., fondly called “Jr.,” was born July 10, 1924, at the Schuehle homestead.
He passed away October 30, 2013, in Castroville.
A prayer service was offered Nov. 1 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Graveside services were Nov. 2 at Quihi Cemetery.

 



OBITSCOGGINS_Shawn.jpg (57874 bytes)Shawn Patrick Scoggins
, age 44 of San Antonio, passed away October 5, 2013.
He was born Feb. 16, 1969, at Ft. Sam Houston.
Graveside service with Military Honors and interment are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.




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Lillian Ida Sedlor, age 84 of St. Thomas, PA, and Hondo, passed away October 25, 2013, with her family by her side.
She was born March 26, 1929 in Piapot, Saskatchewan.
Memorial Mass was celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg, PA, Oct. 30.
Express condolences at www.corneliusfuneralandcremationservice.com.

 

OBITMary Seifert.jpeg (48860 bytes)Mary Henke Seifert, 84, of Hondo passed away on Oct. 19, 2013, after a prolonged illness.
Mary was born Feb. 15, 1929, in Karnes County.
The Rosary was recited Oct. 22 at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was Oct. 23, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.


OBITDonald Smith.jpg (717601 bytes)Donald Ray “Don” Smith of Lytle peacefully passed into the arms of our Lord October 11, 2013.
He was born in Yoakum May 8, 1937, then raised in San Antonio most of his life.
Funeral services were October 15 in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home.

 

 

 

OBITSMITH_Marciel.jpeg (93989 bytes)Marciel Brown Smith, age 59 of Hondo, passed away October 18, 2013, at home.
She was born Oct. 6, 1954, in Falfurrias.
Funeral service was October 21at First United Methodist Church in Hondo. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

 

 

Manuela Soliz, age 92 of Yancey, went to be with the Lord October 4, 2013.
The Rosary was recited Oct. 7 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 8 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. 
Interment was in Yancey Cemetery.

Oscar Villarreal Jr., age 41 of Natalia, Texas, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013 at his residence.
The Rosary was recited October 7.
Mass was celebrated October 8, both at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Natalia.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery in Devine.

Alvin John Wiemers, age 88, of Hondo passed away October 4, 2013.
He was born in Hondo, Oct. 11, 1924.
Funeral service was Oct. 8 at New Fountain United Methodist Church.
Interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.


OBITWitter_William.jpg (50067 bytes)William Taylor “Bill” Witter, age 84 of Lytle, passed away October 20, 2013, in San Antonio.
He was born Jan. 16, 1929, in Somerset.
Graveside service was Oct. 25 at Lytle Community Cemetery.




OBITKermitWolf.jpg (269127 bytes)Kermit Carlos Wolff
, age 85 of D’Hanis, passed away October 14, 2013.
He was born July 4, 1928, in D’Hanis.
Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 17, and funeral service at 10 a.m., Oct. 18, both at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Interment at Woodmen of the World Cemetery, D’Hanis.

 


obit-bookie zavala.jpeg (715281 bytes)Jose Luis “Bookie” Zavala Jr.
age 21; went to be with the Lord October 16, 2013.
A prayer service was offered Oct. 19 at Hondo Funeral Home.

 

 

 

 

November 2013


Alifonsa S. Trinidad; age 88 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord November 28, 2013.
The Rosary was recited Dec. 2 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 3 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

OBITBiry, Joe Henry.jpg (165110 bytes)Joe Henry Biry, age 88, passed away November 22, 2013, in San Antonio.
He was born Dec. 25, 1924, in D’Hanis.
The Rosary was recited Nov. 26 and Mass was celebrated Nov. 27, both at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.



OBITBOYD_Darrell.jpg (64625 bytes)Darrell B. Boyd, age 66 of Hondo, passed away November 15, 2013, in San Antonio.
He was born September 5, 1947, in Riverside, CA.
Visitation Thur., Nov. 21, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and funeral service Fri., Nov. 22, at 2 p.m., both at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville.
Interment with Military Honors at the Castroville Community Cemetery in Castroville.

 

Rosario Escamilla, age 58 of D’Hanis, went to be with the Lord November 14, 2013.
The Rosary was recited and Funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 16, both at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in San Francisco Cemetery in D’Hanis.

Anne Melissa Casey Gianotti, age 76, went to rest with Our Lord November 12, 2013.
She was born in Southampton, NY, June 11, 1937.
The Rosary was recited at the Angelus Funeral Home Nov. 17.
Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Nov. 18 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Interment was in the family plot at San Fernando Archdiocesan Cemetery No. 2, San Antonio.

 

OBITGonzales2.jpg (277419 bytes)Alicia Rodriguez Gonzales, age 66 of D’Hanis, passed away November 18, 2013.
She was born in LaPryor May 2, 1947.
The Rosary was recited Nov. 20 at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Funeral service Thurs., Nov. 21, at 10 a.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment San Francisco Cemetery, D’Hanis.

 

OBITHAIRELL_Oscar.jpg (156732 bytes)Oscar C. Hairell Sr., age 84 of Yoakum and formerly of Devine, passed away November 9, 2013, at his daughter’s home with his family at his side.
He was born May 9, 1929, in Yoakum. In 1947.
Visitation Friday, Nov. 15, 6-8:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Yoakum, 1026 East Gonzales Street.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at First United Methodist Church, Yoakum.
Interment in Mission Burial Park South in San Antonio at 3 p.m.

 

Beverly Jo Thomas Hilberling, age 78, formerly of Hondo, passed away November 9, 2013, in Owasso, OK.
She was born August 4, 1935, in Sedgwick, KS.
Funeral services were Nov. 13 at Salem United Methodist Church in Newton, KS, with Rev. Nancy Crowl officiating.
Committal services and interment were at Hillside Cemetery in Sedgwick,KS.


OBITJOHNSON_Dr_J_E_B_MD.JPG (1807527 bytes)J.E.B. Johnson, M.D.,
“a Great Teacher and a Blessing to All,” passed away in the early morning hours of his 62nd birthday, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2013.
He was born Nov. 28, 1951, in San Antonio.
Memorial service was Dec. 1 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Graveside service and interment was Dec. 2 at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.





OBITLUTZ_James_J.jpg (53605 bytes)James Jerome Lutz
, age 86 of Rio Medina, passed away November 9, 2013, in Castroville.
He was born Jan. 30, 1927, in Rio Medina. 
The Holy Rosary was recited Nov. 12 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Nov. 13, 2013 at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.



Reverend Fred E. Martin
, age 69, passed peacefully surrounded by family into the arms of his Lord and Savior November 9, 2013.
He was born July 25, 1944 in Hondo.
Graveside service was Nov. 12 at San Geronimo Cemetery.
Bishop Joel Martinez and Rev. Keith Wyatt officiated, followed by a celebration of life service at First UMC, Seguin, with Reverends Keith Wyatt and Bon Welborn.

OBITMARTINEZ_Jesuita.jpg (12859 bytes)Jesusita “Bessie” Martinez
, age 89 of La Coste, passed away Nov. 6, 2013, in La Coste.
She was born Aug. 7, 1924, in La Coste.
The Holy Rosary was recited Nov. 10 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Nov. 11, 2013 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.
Interment was in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.



OBITMARTY_Darryl.jpg (23401 bytes)Darryl Marty of Castroville, passed away November 6, 2013, at home with his family at his side, just four days after his 70th birthday.
He was born Nov. 2, 1943, in San Antonio.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Nov. 11 and recitation of The Holy Rosary was Nov. 12, both at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.



James L. “Sandy” McDonald
, age 72 of Hondo, went to be with the Lord November 9, 2013.
He was born Aug. 25, 1941, in Poteet.
Graveside service 10:45 a.m. Thurs., Nov. 14, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

OBITMECHLER_Kathleen.jpg (38462 bytes)Kathleen Keller Mechler, age 98 of La Coste, passed away November 18, 2013, at home, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born March 26, 1915, in the Saus Community.
The Rosary was recited Nov. 20 at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Thurs., Nov. 21, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.
Interment at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

 

muennink.jpg (26384 bytes)Coy Winfred Muennink passed away November 29, 2013.
He was born October 29, 1932, in Hondo.
Graveside ceremony at Yancey Cemetery Thursday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m conducted by Hondo Masonic Lodge.

 

 

obitMYERS_Paul_W_MajGen.jpg (129045 bytes)Lt. Gen. Paul W. Myers, M.D. (USAF, retired) age 90, of Air Force Village II, San Antonio, went to be with his Lord November 25, 2013.
He was born January 15, 1923, in Schenectady, NY.
Visitation Friday, Nov. 29, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Mass of Resurrection Saturday, Nov. 30, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville at 11 a.m.
Interment with Full Military Honors Monday, Dec. 2, at 10:15 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

 

 

OBITNENTWICH_John.jpg (29105 bytes)John William Nentwich, age 94 of Atascosa, went to be with his Lord November 19, 2013.
He was born December 22, 1918 near Macdona.
Visitation Fri., Nov. 22, at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Macdona from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, with the Rosary at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral Mass Sat., Nov. 23, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in LaCoste, at 10:00 a.m.
Interment Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

 


OBITPIZANA_Monica.jpg (75339 bytes)Monica Pizana
, age 25 of San Antonio, passed away November 12, 2013, in San Antonio.
She was born June 27, 1988, in Hondo.
A prayer service was offerred Nov. 17at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
The Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Nov. 18 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.
Interment was in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

 


obitMaria Ramirez-H.jpg (49026 bytes)Maria “Bebita” Perez Ramirez
, age 80 of Hondo passed away Nov. 24, 2013, at her home.
She was born in Hondo, October 9, 1933.
The Rosary was recited Nov. 26 at Guinn-Horger Funeral Chapel.
Funeral service was Nov. 27 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Guadalupe Section.


 

OBITDoris Bea Rihn-1.jpg (77072 bytes)Doris Marie “Bea” Wernette Rihn, age 82 of Hondo/D’Hanis, passed away November 26, 2013.
She was born in the Murphy Community, Sept. 29, 1931.
The Rosary was recited Nov. 29, at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Funeral service was Nov. 30 at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, St. John’s Section.

 

Jose Ruben Rodriguez, age 80 of Sabinal, passed away November 4, 2013, in San Antonio.
He was born January 25, 1933, in Sabinal.
The Rosary was recited Nov. 6 at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
Funeral Mass was Nov. 7 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sabinal.

 

OBITSaathoff, Velma (2).jpg (31769 bytes)Velma Burger Saathoff, age 94 of Medina, passed away Nov. 2, 2013, at home.
She was born in Tarpley July 21, 1919.
Funeral service was Nov. 5 at Grimes Funeral Chapel.
Interment was in Medina Cemetery.



Sam Strunk, age 65 of San Antonio, passed away November 5, 2013.
He was born on Easter Sunday, March 28, 1948, in Edinburg.
He served in the U.S. Navy and fought in the Vietnam War.
Funeral service was Nov. 9 at Finch Funeral Chapel in LaVernia, with Pastor Royce Smith officiating.
Interment was in Mission Park South Cemetery, San Antonio.


OBITsummy.jpg (53897 bytes)Margaret Ann Summy, 74, passed away peacefully with family and friends by her side Nov. 23, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Sept. 28, 1939, in Corpus Christi.
A celebration of her life was held Wednesday, Nov. 27, 11 a.m., at University Christian Church in Fort Worth.


Benny Paul Tanksley, age 74 of Alpine, passed away Nov. 18, 2013.
He was born Sept. 22, 1939, in Mineral Wells.
At his request, no public service is planned.

Enrique D. Torres, age 67 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord November 27, 2013.
The Rosary was recited November 30 at Hondo Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was Nov. 30 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery.

December 2013


Andrea Arias, age 77 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord December 17, 2013.
Visitation Thurs. Dec. 19, 5-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 6 p.m., and funeral service Fri., Dec. 20, at 10 a.m., both at Hondo Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment in Hondo Cemetery.

 

OBITBuck_Barrow.jpeg (19681 bytes)Edwin Leslie “Buck” Barrow Jr., age 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior December 12, 2013.
He was born in San Antonio Nov. 18, 1927.
Memorial service at First United Methodist Church, Hondo, Saturday, Dec. 21.

 

 

Joseph Cody Betancourt, age 23 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord December 24, 2013.A prayer service was held Dec. 31 at Hondo Funeral Home.

OBITRamon Carrasco.jpeg (73728 bytes)Ramon Carrasco, age 85 of Hondo, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
He was born Aug. 7, 1928, in Yancey.
The Rosary was recited Dec. 8 at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 9, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

 

Lawrence “Sonny” Cherry Jr., age 86 of Natalia, passed away December 20, 2013, in San Antonio.
Graveside service was Dec. 30 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

 

OBITLaura DuBose (2).jpg (718521 bytes)Laura Louise DuBose, age 86 of Devine, passed away December 21, 2013, in Hondo.
Visitation Thursday, December 26, 2013 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine from 2pm to 9pm.
Rosary recited at 7pm.
Mass at 10am Friday, December 27, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

 

Laura Louise DuBose, age 86 of Devine, passed away December 21, 2013, in Hondo.
The Rosary was recited Dec. 26 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass was celebrated Dec. 27 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Interment was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

OBITKitty DuBose.jpg (153219 bytes)Lorraine “Kitty” Dubose, age 83 of Devine, passed away December 12, 2013, in San Antonio.
Funeral service Thurs., Dec. 19, at First United Methodist Church, Devine.
Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

 

 

Candelario Esquibel, age 86 of Devine, passed on to be with our Lord December 27, 2013.
The Rosary was recited Jan. 2.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 3, both at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. 
Interment was in Longview Cemetery, Bigfoot.


Porfirio B. Garcia, age 93 of Natalia, passed away December 9, 2013, in San Antonio.
The Rosary was recited Dec. 11 at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine.
Mass 10 a.m. Thur., Dec.12, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Natalia.
Interment in the Batesville Cemetery.

Ismael Gonzales, age 50 of Hondo, passed away December 26, 2013.
He was born July 27, 1963, in Hondo.
The Rosary was recited and Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 28 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

OBITMary.jpg (85504 bytes)Mary Zinsmeyer Haegelin, age 91 of Rio Medina, passed away December 4, 2013, with her family at her side.
She was born August 15, 1922.
Chapel service was Dec. 7 at Mission Park Funeral Chapel.
Interment was in Mission Burial Park North.

 

 

OBITHarold Hartmann H.jpeg (19676 bytes)Harold Frank Hartmann, age 86 of Hondo, went to his heavenly home December 18, 2013.
He was born February 19, 1927, at New Fountain.
A celebration of Harold’s life was held December 21, 2013, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hondo.
Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

 


Esther M. Heiligman
, age 77 of Yancey, passed away December 27, 2013.
She was born in Dunsmuir, CA, November 9, 1936.
Funeral service was Dec. 30 at Guinn-Horger Chapel, Hondo, followed by interment at Yancey Cemetery.

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Dorothy Marie Hernandez Jurcak
, age 79 of San Antonio, went to be with her Lord December 5, 2013.
She was born January 1, 1934, in Lyford.
Visitation Sunday, Dec. 22, at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, 5 to 8 p.m.
Rosary recited at 6:30 p.m.
Mass of Resurrection Monday, Dec. 23, at St. Louis Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment at 1 p.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

OBITMcNIEL_Lilly_obit.jpg (61360 bytes)Lilly Jade McNiel, infant daughter of Evan and Virginia McNiel of Devine, was delivered to Jesus December 4, 2013, in San Antonio.
Survivors include her parents; sisters, Angelina and Cloe McNiel; brother, Leon McNiel; grandparents, Nena and Bruce McMillan of Natalia, Lisa Leal and Jack Pruitt of Devine; great-grandmother, Virginia Leal of Devine.
Graveside service was December 10 at Evergreen Cemetery in Devine.

Imogene Schawe Nester, age 84 formerly of Hondo, passed away December 22, 2013, in San Antonio.
She was born on the Shawe farm east of Knippa May 14, 1929.
Funeral service was Jan. 2 at Guinn-Horger Chapel.
Interment was in Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

Maj. Millard “Pete” Fillmore Palmer, age 88, passed away December 25, 2013.
He was born in Pocatello, ID, where he grew up.
Graveside service at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
No visitation prior to service.
Hurley Funeral Home, Devine

Robert James Petreman, age 68, of Hondo passed away December 31, 2013.
He was born Jan. 4, 1945, in Zion, IL.
A private memorial service will be held.

 

Bret T. Pitts, age 43 of Lytle, passed away December 20, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services were Dec. 23 in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home. 
Interment was at Lytle Community Cemetery.

 

OBITRees.jpg (55228 bytes)Eleanor Emerson Safford Rees was born in Ogdensburg, NY, December 23, 1920.
She departed this life Dec. 21, in San Antonio, two days shy of her 93rd birthday.
The Rosary was recited and Funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 30, both at St. Monica Catholic Church.
She will be interred alongside her husband at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

 

 

OBITReitzer-Smith.jpg (35766 bytes)Lorene Hardt Reitzer-Smith, passed away December 14, 2013, in San Antonio.
She was born Lorene Ida Hardt on October 4, 1914 in Hondo.
Memorial service was celebrated Dec. 18 at First Church of the Nazarene in San Antonio, with Rev. Matt Rice presiding.
Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio.

 

 

OBITWilma.jpg (49028 bytes)Wilma Rose Richardson, age 73 of Poteet, was guided home in the Lord’s loving and merciful arms December 31, 2013.
A private ceremony to release her ashes will be held at a later date.
She will rest in peace, always in the thoughts and hearts of her family.

 

 

 

OBITRihn_Jerome.jpg (277358 bytes)Jerome Bernard Rihn, age 86 of La Coste, passed away in Castroville and went to be with his Lord December 16, 2013.
The Holy Rosary was recited Dec. 18 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Thurs., Dec. 19, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in LaCoste.
Interment at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.


OBITDonalds.jpg (128976 bytes)Donald Wayne Robbins, 67, passed away peacefully December 9, 2013, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.
He was born in 1946 in DeLeon.
Memorial service Saturday, Dec. 21, at 5 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 621 Ranchero Road, Kerrville.


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OBITThenManuelaRodriguezPics (2).jpg (184863 bytes)Manuela Garcia Rodriguez
, age 82 of D’Hanis, passed away December 4, 2013.
She was born in D’Hanis, July 17, 1931.
The Rosary preceded the celebration of the Funeral Mass Dec. 7 at Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Interment was in San Francisco Cemetery, D’Hanis.





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Rodolfo “Trunk” Rodriguez
, age 54 of Hondo, passed on to be with our Lord December 15, 2013.
Prayer service was offered Dec. 18.
Funeral service Thurs. Dec. 19, at 10 a.m., both at Hondo Funeral Home Chapel. Interment in Hondo Cemetery.



OBITTravis Spielman (2).jpg (568894 bytes)Travis Wade Spielman, age 18 of Devine, passed away December 5, 2013, in Tulsa, OK.
Visitation Friday, Dec. 13, 2-9 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home.
Funeral service held 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at First Baptist Church in Devine.
Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

 

 


Tommy Chris Thompson of Castroville went to be with the Lord, Dec.1, 2013.
Graveside service was Dec. 4 at the Charlotte City Cemetery.

 

OBITTONDRE_Ella.jpg (670738 bytes)Ella Theresa Tschirhart Tondre, age 84 of Castroville, passed away December 21, 2013 in San Antonio.
She was born November 20, 1929, near La Coste.
Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Dec. 27 at St. Louis Catholic Church. 
Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

oBITGuadalupe Torres (2).jpg (2832701 bytes)Guadalupe Torres, age 68 of Hondo, Texas passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.
Visitation Monday, December 30, 2013 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine from 4pm to 9pm.
Rosary recited at 7pm.
Mass celebrated at 10am Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Interment in the Evergreen Cemetery.

 

 

ObitGuillermo Tovar Jr..jpg (226823 bytes)Guillermo Tovar Jr., age 72 of San Antonio, passed away December 30, 2013.
He was born December 8, 1941, in D’Hanis.
The Rosary was recited, followed by the funeral service, Jan. 3 at Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Interment was at San Francisco Cemetery, D’Hanis.

 

 

Earline M. Watson, age 95, passed away December 16, 2013, in San Antonio.
She was born October 6, 1918, in Hondo.
Private interment was at Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.

OBITWOLF_James.jpeg (207806 bytes)James Arthur “Jimmy” Wolf, age 81 of Castroville, went to be with his Lord December 16, 2013.
He passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 28, 1932, in West.
Visitation Thurs. Dec. 19, 5-8 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.
Mass of Resurrection 10 a.m. Fri., Dec. 20, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.
Interment following the Mass at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 


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