A.M. (Tony) Diaz Sr.
A.M. (Tony) Diaz Sr. passed away at Columbia Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, after a lengthy illness, on Monday, Feb. 9, 1998.
He was born in Los Ebanos, Texas, but was raised in Edinburg, Texas. He obtained his B.S. degree at Texas A&I in Kingsville, Texas. He got his master's of science in agriculture at Texas A&M in Bryan, Texas, and taught agriculture classes in La Grulla, Texas, and San Isidro Schools. He was the ag teacher for Homer Hanna High School for 43 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Maximo and Benita Diaz; two sisters, Olivia D. Villegas and Mary D. Collins; and a brother, Roy Diaz Sr.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary C. Diaz of Brownsville; two sons, Dr. A.M. (Tony) Diaz Jr. of Brownsville, Texas, Dr. Tomas Diaz of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Dr. Diana Diaz, D.D.S., of Brownsville; one grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Leopoldo (Elida) Cavazos of Mission and Mrs. Sam C. (Berta) Gonzalez of Edinburg, Texas; and two brothers, Max Diaz Sr. of Mission and Oscar Diaz of San Isidro.
Visitation will be from 6-8:30 p.m. today, Feb. 11, 1998, with a 7 p.m. rosary at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be noon Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 555 W. St. Francis, Brownsville. Private intermenty by family only at San Pedro Ranch in Brownsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may me made to the American Heart Association, 2323 Ed Carey Drive, Suite 4, Harlingen, Texas 78550, or the American Diabetes Association, Southeastern Regional Office, 2400 Augusta Dr., Suite 420, Houston, Texas 77057.
Arrangements are under the direction of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home in Brownsville.
Guadalupe De La Rosa
Guadalupe De La Rosa, 52, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, in Edinburg. He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Perez and granddaughter, Katherine Tijerina, both of Edinburg; brothers, Juan F. De La Rosa of La Feria, Santos I. De La Rosa of Red Gate, Texas, Miguel O. De La Rosa of Edinburg, Valentin De La Rosa of Houston; sisters, Rebecca De La Rosa of Red Gate, Texas, Lilia Gonzalez of Red Gate, Texas, Juanita Molina of Red Gate and Herminia Martinez of Edinburg.
Mr. De La Rosa was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Virginia De La Rosa; sister, Amelia De La Rosa; brother, Jose Luis De La Rosa.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Feb. 11, 1998, with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg. Mass will be recited at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in San Manuel. Interment will follow at Santa Anita Cemetery in San Manuel. Arrangements are under the direction of Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg.
Felicidad A. Perez
Felicidad A. Perez, our loving mother and grandmother, at 81 years of age entered into eternal rest on Feb. 9, 1998.
Born July 10, 1916, she lived most of her life in Santa Elena, Texas (San Isidro area). She was an active member of the Marisol Senior Citizen Center. She will always be remembered for her love and kindness and be missed greatly by her loved ones and friends.
She was preceded in death her first husband, Marcelo Alaniz; her son, Marcelo Jr.; her second husband, Alfredo Perez; and a sister, Jesusa A. Vela.
She is survived by two sons, Albino (Elia A.) Alaniz of Santa Elena, Texas, Jose Alfredo (Yong Lee) Perez of Arizona; four daughters, Belen A. (Victor) Perez of Santa Elena, Texas Criselda A. (Ruben P.) Lopez, Victoria P. (Gilbert) Guerra and Cecilia P. (Robert W.) Mumford, all of McAllen; one sister, Petra ``Blanca'' Garza of Santa Elena, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, Feb. 11, 1998, with a rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at the St. Isidor Catholic Church in San Isidro. Burial will follow at Los Laureles Cemetery in Santa Elena, Texas.
Sanchez Funeral Home in Rio Grande City is in charge of arrangements.
Rodolfo (Rudy) Lozano
Jourdanton, Texas -- Rodolfo (Rudy) Lozano, age 74, of Jourdanton, Texas died at home Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, after a long illness. Rudy was born May 18, 1923, in Amphion, Texas, to Mr. and Mrs. F.F. Lozano. He grew up in Jourdanton and graduated from Jourdanton High School. He volunteered to serve in the Army Air Corp where he served as radio operator and mechanic in Burma, Sicily, Naples, Rome, southern France and Tunisia.
He married his childhood sweetheart, Eliza Hernandez, April 21, 1946.
Rudy received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Southwest Texas State University and his Master of Science Degree from Texas A&I University.
He began working for the McAllen Independent School District in 1948. He taught at Roosevelt Elementary and Travis Junior High. Later he became principal at Bowie Elementary and then at Alvarez Elementary. He retired at the age of 53 when he was recognized for his outstanding service to the educational profession. After his retirement, he moved to Pleasanton, Texas, where he and his wife spent many happy hours on a small farm they had purchased.
Survivors are: his wife of 51 years, Eliza Lozano of Jourdanton; brothers, Edward F. Lozano of San Antonio and Gene Lozano of Houston; sisters, Stella L. Saenz of San Antonio and Bebe Pendergast of Arlington; several nieces and nephews; and many, many friends and relatives.
Pallbearers will be nephews: Cyrill Pendergast, Rod Lozano, Alfredo Saenz Jr., Leonard J. Lozano and William (Tito) Potts; good friends: George Bennett and Reynaldo Rodriguez; and brother-in-law, Peter R. Hernandez. Arrangements were made by Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton, Texas.
Adele Luthera Palko
Star Harbor -- Mrs. Adele Luthera Palko, 76, passed away on Saturday evening, Feb. 7, 1998, at the East Texas Medical Center in Athens, Texas.
Mrs. Palko, was born on May 10, 1921, in Owatonna, Minn., the daughter of Archie and Martha Disbrow. She was a member of the First Christian Church and attended in Athens, Texas.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Stephanie Palko McGar and her husband, Shaun; and a son, Jeffrey Palko.
She was a wonderful homemaker and will be missed by all.
Survivors include her husband, James R. Palko of Star Harbor, Texas; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory and Melissa Palko of Midland, Texas, and Robert A. and Roberta Palko of Woodland Calif.; one daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Randy Boys of Allen, Texas; four granddaughters, Mary and Anna Palko of Midland, Texas, Jennifer Palko of Woodland, Calif., and Lucina Palko of Allen, Texas; and one grandson, Ian Boys of Allen, Texas.
Graveside services are set for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery on North Taylor Road in McAllen with the Rev. Bill Hicks officiating.
Funeral services were entrusted to the care of Kreidler Funeral Home of McAllen.
Mary L. Wilfong
Alamo -- Mary L. Wilfong, 68, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at McAllen Medical Center.
Mrs. Wilfong was born in Laurel, Iowa, and had lived in Alamo for 25 years, formerly of Gustine, Calif. She was a member of People's Covenant Church in San Juan.
She was a self-employed citrus grower for 18 years; she owned and operated Runners Red Barn Fruit Market on Morningside Road.
Survivors include a daughter, Diana Lopez of Edinburg, a teacher at PSJA Memorial High School in Alamo; a son, Kris Wilfong of San Juan; son-in-law, Juan Lopez of Edinburg; daughter-in-law, Norma Wilfong of San Juan; three granddaughters, Catherine Lopez, Jennette Wilfong and Jackie K. Wilfong; three grandsons, Pablo Lopez, Joaquin Wilfong and Julian Wilfong; and three brothers, Charles Runner of Ferguson, Iowa, Alfred Runner of Laurel, Iowa, and Donald Runner of Gilman, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, S.F. Wilfong, and by a daughter, Mary Catherine Wilfong.
Visitation will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today, Feb. 15, 1998, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in San Juan. A memorial service is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. today, Feb. 15, 1998, at People's Covenant Church in San Juan. Pastor Lloyd Nelson, of People's Covenant Church in San Juan, will be officiating. Interment will take place at Graceland Cemetery in Laurel, Iowa.
Local funeral arrangements were handled by Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan.
Weslaco -- Oscar Garcia, 68, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at Knapp Medical Center.
He was born on Nov. 26, 1929, in Weslaco. A lifetime resident, he retired as a supervisor, after serving over 25 years with the city of Weslaco Sanitation Department.
He was a former member and a treasurer of the Association de Charros with whom he participated in many Valley events and parades. Mr. Garcia attended La Santisima Trinidad Church of Weslaco and was also a former member of the Hidalgo County Sheriff Posse.
Mr. Garcia was also a loving son of Juan and Micaela Garcia, who preceded him in death; and a brother, Romeo Garcia preceded him death in 1990.
Survivors include two sons, Oscar Garcia Jr. of Weslaco and Mario Garcia of Donna; two daughters, Nelda G. Barrientos of Edinburg and Nedia G. Cordoba of Weslaco; 13 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eloy and Juan Garcia Jr., both of Weslaco; seven sisters, Nieve Sanchez, Eva Leyva of Weslaco, Oralia Garza of Palmdale, Calif., Diana Rivera of San Juan, Clara G. Nu¤ez of Donna, Araceli Dominguez of South Gate, Calif., and Teresa G. Ruiz of Weslaco; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bible services will be held at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 15, 1998, at McCaleb Funeral Home in Weslaco. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at La Santisima Trinidad Church on Iowa Street. The Rev. Rafael Campos and Pastor Clara G. Nu¤ez will be officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be family members.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McCaleb Funeral Home of Weslaco.
Claudia Gomez, 27, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 17, 1981.
Born on June 15, 1970, Claudia became a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in McAllen, where she enjoyed doing missionary work, especially when it came to working with children.
Survivors include her parents, Adalberto and Juliana Gomez of McAllen; and her sister, Lucy Gomez of McAllen.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today, Feb. 20, 1998, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, located at 608 N. 26th St. in McAllen, with Pastor Rolando Lopez officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery under the care of Rivera Funeral Home in McAllen.
Robert Eugene Murdock
Robert Eugene Murdock, 76, died Feb. 16, 1998, at McAllen Heart Hospital. Born in Dallam County, Texas, Mr. Murdock had lived in Mission for 10 years. He had previously lived in Laramie, Wyoming. He was a member of WBCCI Club Unit past president in Wyoming, El Valle Del Sol Wood Carvers, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He also was a retired insurance agent with Mountain West Farm Bureau.
Survivors include his wife, Roberta Wray Murdock of Mission; daughter, Nancy Louise Murdock of Lincoln, Neb.; son, Gene Wray Murdock of Laramie, Wy.; daughter-in-law, Sherrie J. Murdock of Laramie, Wy.; granddaughter, Laura Marie Murdock of Chicago, Illinois; grandson, Christopher Robert Murdock of Laramie, Wy.; sister, Mabel K. Murdock Rogers of Stratford, Texas; three brothers, Stanley J. Murdock of West Des Moines, Iowa, Lyall Gordon Murdock of Red River, New Mexico, and Burt Andrew Murdock of Bedford, Va.
Memorial service will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at El Valle Del Sol Peppermint Palace in Mission.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be sent to: Rio Grande Valley Woodvcarvers Inc., Texas c//o Dorothy Chapapas, RR 2 Box 150, McAllen, Texas 78501.
Virgil Wilson Mortuary in Mission is in charge of arrangements.
Neil H. O'Brien
Neil H. O'Brien, 90, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away Feb. 19, 1998.
He was born Nov. 21, 1907, in St. Louis, Mo., to Margaret O'Niel and John O'Brien. He married Margaret Potts on May 3, 1933, and brought her and his children to McAllen in 1945. He had an appreciation of this land and its bountiful products. Neil spent his lifetime in the produce business in St. Louis, Louisiana and the Rio Grande Valley. He was a pioneer member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in McAllen and actively participated in the Knights of Columbus, Elks and Moose lodges. After the death of his wife, he moved to Harlingen and settled in Palm Garden Mobile Estates, where he spent his last years cultivating friendships with the delightful residents there.
From his early days as a caddy in St. Louis, Neil developed a passion for golf. He played many rounds of golf with friends at the Shary Golf Course. He was proud to have shot his age at 77.
Neil was a strong man whose life was a joyful event. He surrounded himself with all that he loved: beautiful music, ruby red grapefruit, and most of all family and friends. He always had a smile and never forgot a name. He appreciated all that was good in life and loved the times he shared with others. No kindness to him went unnoticed, and he took great pleasure in the simple abundances of life. As the patriarch of his family, he kept in touch with his relatives from coast to coast. His fondest memories were his travels to visit them and the O'Brien family reunions. He delighted in the recent celebration of his 90th birthday attended by those he loved.
Neil was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, in 1987; his son, Neil Jr., in 1952; and all his nine siblings.
He will be missed by his daughters and their spouses, Kathleen and Jesse Longhofer of Harlingen, and Maureen and Ricky Edwards of Houston; his beloved grandchildren, David Longhofer, Megan and Don Saustad, Matt Longhofer, Tifany Edwards and Amanda Edwards; his adored great-grandson, Matthew Meacham Saustad; his special nephews and nieces and their spouses and children; his sister-in-law, Gloria (Bert) Battles and children, and the multitude of friends he made through the years.
Visitation will be today, Feb. 20, 1998, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., with family members to receive guests from 7-9 p.m. at Kreidler-Ashcraft Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, at 9 a.m. at the Kreidler-Ashcraft Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow at 11 a.m. at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen, Texas. Pallbearers will be Brad Baughman, Roger Kelly, Joe Wolff, Frank Westerman, Mike McLelland and Curt Mourfield.
In lieu of lowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Harlingen, P.O. Box 1982, Harlingen, Texas 78550.
Arrangements under the direction of Kreidler-Ashcraft Funeral Directors 1002 E. Harrison, Harlingen, Texas 78550.
Jesus Arnoldo Alvarez
Jesus Arnoldo ''Arnie'' Alvarez, 51, of San Benito, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, in San Benito.
He was born in Corpus Christi and lived all his life in the Valley. He was a member of the 1965 Brownsville High School Baseball team who advanced to the state championship. Later he went on to play baseball for The University of Texas-Pan American Broncs who advanced to the College World Series.
Alvarez coached at several schools in the Valley. While coaching at Mercedes, he took the Tigers to the 3A state finals in 1974 and also led the Porter Cowboys to district titles in 1984 and 1985.
He later served as the director of athletics for The University of Texas at Brownsville. He ended his career as the head baseball coach for Weslaco High School. He was a mentor of numerous baseball associations and dedicated his life to teaching the youth as the president of the Brownsville Big League. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Alvarez Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy Cervantes Alvarez of San Benito; a daughter, Amanda Jo Alvarez of San Benito; a son, Frank N. Alvarez of San Antonio; his mother, Carmen R. Alvarez of Corpus Christi; two brothers, Frank Alvarez III of Fort Worth and Joe O. Alvarez of McAllen; five sisters, Mrs. Joe (Irma) Cantu of Brownsville, Rosey Alcantara, Mrs. Joe (Frances) Alvarez, both of Corpus Christi, Mrs. Bill (Ana Maria) Seay of Fort Worth and Mrs. Bud (Janie) Rosamond of Dolores, Colo.
Visitation will be today, Saturday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Darling Mouser Funeral Home East Chapel, 945 Palm Blvd. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, Brownsville.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 12 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 2255 Southmost Road in Brownsville, with Father Alfonso Guevara officiating. Interment will follow at Buena Vista Burial Park.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Cerna, Spencer Sparrow, Javier Gonzalez, Joe Cantu, Bill Seay and Joe Alvarez. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Alvarez III, Joe O. Alvarez, Joe Cervantes, Bud Rosamond, Joey Alvarez, John Gilbert Alvarez, Pete Vela and Eddie Perez.
Arnie's life is dedicated to those who believe that impossible dreams do come true and that life's battles do not always go to the fastest or strongest, but to those who fight on.
Frank L. Osborn
Frank L. Osborn, 84, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at McAllen Medical Center.
Mr. Osborn was a veteran of WWI as a lieutenant in U.S. Navy. Mr. Osborn was an member of the American Legion Post No. 37 of McAllen. He had lived in Aladdin Villa Retirement Community in Mission for the last 12 years. Previously living in Kansas City, Missouri, Mr. Osborn was president of national Bellas Hess, a retail chain.
Mr. Osborn is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorthy Osborn of Mission; a son, Robert Osborn of Princeton, New Jersey, and a daughter, Dee Osborn of Richardson, Texas. He also leaves behind a host of other friends.
A private family burial will be held at a later date in Odessa, Missouri.
Services were entrusted to the care of Kreidler Funeral Home of McAllen.
Grace F. Reyna
Mrs. Grace F. Reyna, 87, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 1998, at Knapp Medical Center, in Weslaco.
She was born on November 28, 1910, in San Antonio, Texas. She had lived in Weslaco since 1970.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Wilfredo Reyna Sr., who passed away in 1994, and her daughter, Rachel Gonzalez, in 1993.
Survivors include her son, Wilfredo Reyna Jr., of Chula Vista, Calif.; her two daughters, Hortencia ``Tencha'' Pe¤a of Weslaco and Soyla Manzello of Weslaco; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 28, 1998, at Donna Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Donna. Officiating will be Chaplain Wilfredo Reyna Sr. and Minister Pascual Pena. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial park in Weslaco. Hawkins Funeral Home of Weslaco is in charge of arrangements.
Elva Rodriguez, 69, entered into her eternal rest on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at Columbia Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen, Texas.
Mrs. Rodriguez was born Dec. 14, 1928, to Mr. Antonio and Mrs. Otilia Rodriguez in McAllen, and recently since 1984 she resided in Mission, Texas. She was a member of El Principe de Paz Church in Donna, Texas. She was a loving daughter, sister, sister-in-law and niece and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her two sisters Guadalupe R. Martinez of Donna, Texas, and Amelia Molina of Mission, Texas; two brothers-in-law, Leandro Martinez of Donna, Texas, and Arturo Molina of Mission, Texas; two brothers; Daniel Rodriguez of Fort Worth, Texas, and Ramon Rodriguez of Weslaco, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Celia Rodriguez of Fort Worth, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Jan. 28, 1998, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998 at 10 a.m. at El Principe de Paz Church in Donna, Texas. The Rev. Daniel Reyna will be officiating the services.
Interment will follow at Donna City Cemetery in Donna, Texas.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sagmiller Funeral Home in Donna, Texas.
Anselma G. Garcia
Anselma G. Garcia, 74, entered eternal rest on Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at McAllen Medical Center.
Born on May 21, 1923, in San Antonio, Texas, she had lived in McAllen for most of her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emilio and Florentina Gonzalez.
She is survived by her family that includes four brothers, Timoteo and Juan Gonzalez both of San Antonio, Texas; Idelfonso and Jaime Gonzalez, both of Monterrey, Mexico; and two sisters, Julia Gonzalez and Juanita Gonzalez, both of Monterrey.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Jan. 28, 1998, at Gonzalez Funeral Home in Edinburg. Evening services will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at Gonzalez Funeral Home Chapel of Peace. Interment will follow to Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Edinburg.
Funeral services are being directed by Gonzalez Funeral Home of Edinburg.
Rufino Olivarez Jr.
Rufino Olivarez Jr., 83, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Mission Hospital.
Mr. Olivarez was born in Rio Grande City on July 11, 1914, where he resided for most of his life. He lived his last nine years in Mission, Texas. He had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufino Olivarez and Aurora Arredondo Olivarez; and his brothers, Flavio, Reynaldo and Rogelo Olivarez.
He is survived by his wife, Andrea Gomez Olivarez; his daughters, Delcia Rich (Anaheim, California), Maria Louisa Garcia (Mission), and Imelda Cavazos (McAllen), and a son, Dr. Ruben D. Olivarez (Austin, Texas); two brothers, Gilberto Olivarez of Grande Prairie, Texas, and Willie Olivarez of Rio Grande City; and one sister, Felicia Morales of Mission; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Visitation and rosary was Tuesday at Sanchez Funeral Home in Rio Grande City. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today, Jan. 28, 1998, at Immaculate Conception Church in Rio Grande City. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery in Rio Grande City under the direction of Sanchez Funeral Home.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Col. Frank Plummer, Veterans War Memorial of Texas, Route 4, Box 1670, McAllen, Texas, 78504.
Martin Ochoa, 41, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, in Mission. He was preceded in death by a son, Martinito Ochoa Jr. in 1981.
He is survived by his wife, Teodora Y. Ochoa of Perezville; two daughters, Jessica Ochoa Gonzalez of Minnesota and Jennifer Ochoa of Perezville; his father, Tomas Ochoa, Sr., and his mother, Alberta C. Ochoa, both of Perezville; four brothers, Manuel Ochoa of San Antonio, Epimenio Ochoa of Mexia, Texas, Tomas Ochoa Jr. of Beeville; and Juan Jose Ochoa of Perezville; two sisters, Maria Rita Zamarripa of Mission and San Juanita Villarreal of Palmview; and three grandchildren.
A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 28, 1998, at Flores Chapel. Funeral Mass will be said at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Abram. Burial will follow at Abram Cemetery. Flores Funeral Home of Mission is in charge of arrangements.