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Miscellaneous Atascosa County, Texas Obituaries

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Shannon
William Robert 'Bobby' Shannon, age 61, of Three Rivers, Texas, passed away May 19, 2002, in George West. He was born in Whitsett, Texas, on April 14, 1941. After his schooling, he served in the U.S. Army. He was married to Lois Wood on Dec. 21, 1959. They resided in Three Rivers where he worked as a plant operator for a refinery. A member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Three Rivers, he is remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. His hobby was gun collecting. He loved fishing and hunting and served as a former Reserve Deputy. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Richard Shannon and Ora Myrtle West Shannon, and a brother, Sonny Shannon. He is survived by his wife, Lois; three daughters-Sheryl Denkeler and husband Clyde of Bishop; Sheila Ruiz and husband Jimmy of Three Rivers; and Jo Ann Couk and husband Jason of Three Rivers; a son, Willy Shannon and wife Kim of George West; a sister, Jo An Henry and husband Bill, of Pleasanton; a sister-in-law, Marie Nelson of Yoakum; 13 grandchildren: Shanna Doherty and husband Shane; Brandi and Dustin Denkler; Hesston, Myranda, Macy, Hailey Ruiz; Maitlin and Ty Couk; Chelsae Dubose; Nickie and Rylie Shannon; Joe Bob Guerrero; one great grandchild, Payton James Doherty; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Monday, May 20, from 6-8 p.m. at Galloway & Sons Chapel in Three Rivers. Mass was held on Tuesday, May 21, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Three Rivers, with Fr. Piotr Gajda officiating, assisted by Pastor Don Jones who gave the Eulogy. Kara Wood and Lisa Akinson sang How Great Thou Art and Amazing Grace. Interment followed in Three Rivers Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Maurice Shenkir, Paul Koonce, Gary Crawford, Bill Gazaway, Ken Walpole and Sheldon Walpole. Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons, Herman Smith, Payton and Shane Doherty, Ty Couk, Dustin Denkeler, Hesston Ruiz and Joe Bob Guerrero. Arrangements were by Galloway & Sons, Inc., Funeral Directors, Three Rivers.

Collums
Glennie B. Meyer Collums, 90, Poteet, passed away May 18, 2002, at her home in the Tank Hollow Community following a lengthy illness. The daughter of pioneering Atascosa County and South Texas families, Glennie B. Meyer was born to George B. and Rose Ellen Jones Meyer on December 21, 1911 in San Antonio. At the age of two, she moved with her family to the family farm from the Cavender Survey two miles west of Leming in the Shiloh Community. The farm had been established by her mother's parents, Vanderveer Stewart and Canzada Stroud Jones, when they arrived in Texas from Arkansas in 1882. Her father, George B., was the son of Frederick B. and Johanna Brunes Meyer, both German immigrants. Frederick owned and operated the first cotton gin in Atascosa County and one of the first in South Texas. Frederick also was an oil well rig builder and constructed wooden derricks for most of South Texas, including those used in the Somerset Field. After attending school in Leming and Poteet, Mrs. Collums attended Draughan's Business College, training to be a secretary and bookkeeper, skills she used constructively all her life. She was employed by A. N. Steinle, ASCS Office, Poteet High School, J & G Services and several other firms. At home she assisted her husband in keeping first the farm books and later those of the Collums Dairy when they milked up to two hundred cows daily. On February 5, 1938, she married Woodrow Wilson Collums. They moved to Odessa in the mid-1940s. After the birth of their three children, they returned to Atascosa County and Poteet in 1954. A devout Christian, Mrs. Collums taught a Sunday School class for children five to seven years old at First Presbyterian Church in Pleasanton. She took this responsibility seriously and strove to instill the same Christian principles and ideals in her students as she did in her own children. She was a strong supporter of Aggie Band Boosters and other school organizations and although she shunned the spotlight, she labored behind the scenes to make the annual Poteet Strawberry festival a success. She could rightfully be known as the mother and grandmother of Strawberry Festival royalty since not only her children but her grandchildren have won the crowns. Mrs. Collums suffered a devastating stroke in 1978. Determined, she battled her disability and within six months, was back at work as if nothing had happened. She was very health conscious and in an effort to control her weight, joined TOPS and COPS, becoming a role model for other members. Gradually, the earlier physical problems began to worsen and she became bedridden. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Woodrow W. Collums; a sister, Melba Akers; and a granddaughter, Melissa Ann Moseley. She is survived by one son, Jim K. Collums, and Sheri Hughes, Poteet; two daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn and Gary Moseley, Aniak, Alaska, and Janet and Larry Bartek, Poteet; A sister, Canzada A. Foster, Poteet; four grandsons and their wives, Gary 'Bubba' and Gaye Moseley, Leadville, Colorado; Brandon and Melanie Bartek, Goldthwaite; Monte and Anne Bartek, DeQueen, Arkansas; and Casey Bartek, Poteet; and granddaughters, Codi Bartek College Station; Scarlett Collums, Dallas; and Heidi Collums, San Antonio; and B. J. Hughes, Somerset; as well as two great-grandchildren, Amber and Paige Moseley, Leadville, Colorado; her devoted friend and companion, Rosa Guerra, Poteet; and numerous nieces, nephews, many friends and good neighbors. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service, with the Rev. Kenneth Brumfield officiating, is scheduled for historic old Shiloh Cemetery at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23. Her grandchildren will sing the songs she so loved to hear. Arrangements are by Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

Benavides
Margarito Benavides, Jr., age 77 of Charlotte, Texas, passed away on May 19, 2002, in Charlotte. He was born in Pearsall on October `1, `1924. He was a lifelong resident of Pearsall and Charlotte where he worked as a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Marta Benavides of Charlotte; six sons-Ramon Benavides, Bryan; Ricky Benavides, Alvin; Margarito Benavides III, Charlotte; Paul Benavides, Dobrowalski; Michael Bena-vides and Jimmy Joe Benavides, both of Charlotte; seven daughters-Irene Gonzales, Charlotte; Beatrice Sombrano, Alvin; Yolanda Balderas, Comfort; Dela McHaylett, Sylvia Guerrero, Lucy Balderas and Thelma Castillo, all of Charlotte; three brothers-Fred Benavides, Pearsall; Mike Benavidez, California; and Oscar Benavides, Uvalde; five sisters-Josie Benavides, Pearsall; Angie Vidal, San Antonio; Mary Reyes, Hortencia Rodriguez and Gloria Benavides, all of Pearsall; 35 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Prayer service was held Tues., May 21, at 7 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Chapel in Pleasanton. Services will be held Wednesday, May 22, at 10 a.m. at Emmanual Baptist Church in Charlotte with the Rev. Florencio Lara officiating. Interment follows in the Charlotte Mexican Cemetery with arrangements by Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

Fleming
Gloria Fleming, 91, of Poteet, passed away on May 16, 2002, in Pleasanton. She was born in San Antonio on April 29, 1911 and during her life, worked as a nurse. She is survived by two nephews, William 'Bill' Fleming of Westlake, Village, Cal., and Robert Fleming of Corpus Christi; two nieces, Billie Fleming and Sue Cross of Corpus Christi. Services were held Monday, May 20 at 10 a.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton with Fr. Carlos Davalos of St. Andrew's Catholic Church officiating. Interment followed in San Fernando Cemetery #2 under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

Hill
Robert Smith Hill, 63, of Pleasanton, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2002, in Pleasanton. He was born in Beeville, Texas, on May 1, 1939. He attended Brackenridge High School and served as a Deacon at First Baptist Church, Pleasanton. He is survived by his wife, Gail Hill of Pleasanton; two sons-Reagan Hill and wife Marcia of New Braunfels, and Jeffery Hill and wife Brandy of Seguin; a daughter, Kim Garcia and husband Cosme of Pleasanton; three sisters, Mary Ann Boubel, Pleasanton; Bobbie Lawing, Spring; and Lucy Porter, Denver, Colo.; and six grandchildren-Randall Hill, Diane Hill, Jamie Hill, Loren Hill, Travis Hill and Seth Nesting. Visitation was held Tues., May 21, from 2-8 p.m. at the Hurley Chapel. Service will be held Wed., May 22, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Pleasanton, with the Rev. Bill Fowler officiating. The remains will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Gideons 'World Mission.' Arrangements were by Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

Sanchez
Hermencia Sanchez, age 60, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2002, in Charlotte, Texas. She was born on Nov. 4, 1941. A homemaker, she made her home in Charlotte and was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Asiano Sanchez of Charlotte; a son, Moses Sanchez, Charlotte; a daughter, Melissa Zavala and husband Johnny Joe of Charlotte; two brothers, David Salinas, Charlotte, and Jesse Salinas, Jourdanton; two sisters, Joaquina DeLa Garza, Poteet, and Helen Cordova, Andrews, Texas; and one grandson, Mike Benavidez Jr. Rosary was recited on May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Hurley Chapel in Pleasanton. Service was held Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Charlotte, with the Rev. Mario Cardenas and the Rev. Carlos Davalos of St. Andrew's, Pleasanton, officiating. Interment was in the Chilipitin Cemetery in Charlotte. Arrangements were by Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

Watson
Catherine Watson, age 79, of Poteet, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2002, in Jourdanton. A homemaker, she was born on March 14, 1923 in Dallas and was a member of the Poteet Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one son, Sonny Albert Hille and her first husband, Charles Hille, Sr. She is survived by her husband, John Watson of Poteet; two sons, Steven Otto Hille and wife Sheryl of Rossville, Texas; and Charles Kennedy Hille and wife Sherri of Granbury, Texas; a daughter, Brenda Gayle Price and husband Bill of Maybank, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Visitation was held Friday, May 17, from 2-8 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Services were held Sat., May 18, at 10 a.m. at the Poteet Baptist Church with the Rev. Clyde Butter officiating. Interment followed in Seaside Cemetery in Corpus Christi at 4 p.m. under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

Williams
David R. Williams, 62, of Jourdanton, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2002, in Jourdanton. He was born on December 14, 1939. Graveside services were held Monday, May 20, at 3 p.m. at the Jourdanton City Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Haygood officiated. Arrangements were by Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

Vacca
Manuel S. Vacca, age 69, passed away May 19, 2002. He is survived by his wife Anita Vacca; daughters, Amalia Zapata, Anna Maria Urbina, Margarita Menchaca, Janie Medina, Esther Contreras, Alexandra Herrera and Ramona Vacca; sons, Saul Saldana, Doroteo Saldana, Edward Saldana, Tony Rodriguez, Manuel C. Vacca Jr., John V. Martinez, Martin Vacca and David Vacca; sister, Alejandra V. Flores. A Rosary will be recited Wednesday 7:00 p.m. at the Trevino Funeral Home, San Antonio. Procession will depart 8:30 a.m. for a 9:00 a.m. Mass at San Martin De Porres Catholic Church. Interment will follow in San Jose Burial Park under the direction of Trevino Funeral Home, 226 Cupples Rd., San Antonio.

Meyer
Herbert M. Meyer, age 92, of Pleasanton, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2002. Services will be held Friday, May 24, at 9:30 a.m. at the Hurley Funeral Chapel in Pleasanton.

Stewart
Curtis Joe Stewart of Jourdanton, age 70, passed away on June 26, 2002, at Northeast Methodist Hospital in San Antonio after suffering a short illness. His wife Mary and daughter Dawn Marie were at his side. He was born in Fort Worth on December 24, 1931, to Joe Wade Stewart and Georgia Garcia Davis. Both parents preceded Curtis in death. Curtis was married to Maria Vega on August 6, 1955, in Alice, Texas. He was a member of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Pleasanton and served as a member of the vestry at Redeemer Episcopal Church in Eagle Pass and Reconciliation Episcopal Church in Houston. He retired as Chief Appraiser from the Atascosa County Appraisal District in 1999. Previously, he was associated with the Harris County Appraisal District from 1991 to 1999, and was the first Chief Appraiser for Maverick County Appraisal District where he served in that capacity from 1981 to 1984. Curtis was one of the first candidates to be certified by the Texas Board of Tax Examiners in 1981. He held the Registered Professional Appraiser and Master Appraiser's certificates in the State of Texas and conducted several seminars for entry-level appraisers. Mr. Stewart also served as Chief Financial Officer for the City of San Marcos Urban Renewal Agency, the City of Eagle pass, the City of Del Rio and recently the Upper Guadalupe River Authority in Kerrville. Curtis was a member of the Atascosa County EMS Board of Directors. Curtis had a unique ability to touch the lives of many young people by recognizing the strengths of his employees and encouraging self-improvement just as it was done in his personal life. An active supporter and member of its alumni association, Curtis was graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. He was an avid reader, handball enthusiast and a competitive chile cooker, winning several championships across the State of Texas. Curtis was active in the Toastmasters Clubs, Jaycees and the Rotary International Club. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary, daughters Julie Ann Jones of Lander, Wyoming, and Dawn Marie Steward of Jourdanton; two sisters, Mary Lou Terrell of Corpus Christi and Georgeann Smith of Carlsbad, New Mexico and several nieces and nephews. Having never met a stranger in his life and always willing to help his fellow 'partners,' Curtis leaves behind an absolute family of his choice of countless best friends. Memorial services were held at All Saints' Episcopal Church, Pleasanton, at 10 a.m. on June 29. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made in the name of Curtis Joe Stewart to the All Saints' Episcopal Church, Pleasanton, The American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Arrangements were by Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

Sauceda
Marcelina V. Sauceda, age 82, of Tilden, passed away at South Texas Regional Medical Center in Jourdanton on June 25, 2002. She is survived by a daughter, Gregoria (Sauceda) Benavidez of San Marcos; four sons: Willie Hassette, Tilden; Henry Sauceda Jr., Jourdanton; Jesse Sauceda and Pedro Sauceda, both of Tilden; six brothers, six sisters, 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Genaro Sauceda and three sons, Jose, Patricio and Refugio Sauceda. Visitation was held Saturday, June 27, from 2-9 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home with Rosary recited between 7:30-9 p.m. Services were held Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Tilden with Father Mario Cardenas officiating. Burial followed in Hilltop Cemetery in Tilden. Pallbearers were Lee Roy Sauceda, Mike Benavides, Ray Benavides, Joe Henry Sauceda, Michael Lopez and Cody Garcia. Arrangements were by Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

Alexander
James Ray Alexander, age 37, passed away in San Antonio, Texas, on June 30, 2002. Mr. Alexander was born to James R. and Estellma Fletcher Alexander Sr. on March 22, 1965, in Arlington, Texas. In 1975, he moved to Pleasanton and made his home with his brother, Charles. Although James was unable to speak because of a disability, he loved to have his family and friends around him, and liked to watch television and listen to the radio. His favorite programs were the westerns and the Disney channel. James enjoyed walking with his brother, and they would often walk to the soccer field to watch the children play soccer. James was preceded in death by his father, James R. Alexander Sr., and is survived by his mother, Estellma Lowe of Houston; two brothers and one sister-in-law, James R. Alexander Jr. and wife, Vickie of Arlington, Texas, and Charles Ray Alexander of Pleasanton; his maternal grandmother, Myrle Fletcher of Princeton, Texas; two nephews and one great niece, Ryan and Matthew Alexander and Bailey Alexander, all of Arlington, Texas; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A graveside service will be held Friday, July 5, 2002, at 3 p.m. at the Floresville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., July 5, in the chapel of the Tri-City Funeral Home in Jourdanton. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Tri-City Funeral Home of Jourdanton, Texas, Thomas A. Lange, Funeral Director.

Casanova
Emory Jewel Carver Casanova, infant daughter of Ashley Carver of Pleasanton and Alfred Casanova of Pleasanton, was born on July 1, 2002, and passed away on July 1, 2002 in Jourdanton. Besides her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, Jesse and Grace Castro of Pleasanton; maternal grandparents, Bryan Carver of Pleasanton and Susan Polasek of Pleasanton; and great grandparents. Graveside services and interment will be held on Wednesday, July 3, at 10 a.m. at Pleasanton City Cemetery with the Rev. Carlos Davalos of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Pleasanton, officiating. Arrangements are by Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

Trevino
Sifredo A. Trevino, age 76 of Poteet, passed away on July 1, 2002, in Poteet. A lifelong resident of Poteet, he was born there on January 24, 1926. Although he was disabled, he attended grade school in Poteet and worked odd jobs as a laborer. He was a member of St. Philip of Benizi Catholic Church. He is survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Rosary was recited Tuesday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hurley Chapel in Pleasanton. Services will be held Wednesday, July 3, at 10 a.m. at St. Philip of Benizi Catholic Church in Poteet with the Rev. Felix Avau officiating. Interment follows in the Madre Dolorosa Cemetery in Poteet under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

Martin
Matthew Lamar Martin, infant son of Jerry and Lamar Martin of Pleasanton, was born on June 18, 2002, in a San Antonio hospital and passed away on June 18, 2002. Besides his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Pete and Rosa Figueroa of Pleasanton; paternal grandparents, Lamar and Lorraine Ryals of San Antonio; aunts, Anna Gonzales and Sandra Ewers; and uncles, Edward Figueroa and Timothy Martin. Graveside services were conducted by Deacon Norman Phillips of St. Andrew's Catholic Church on June 21 at 9 a.m.. Interment was in St. Andrew's Cemetery #2 in Pleasanton. Arrangements were by Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

McDonald
Kevin Herschel McDonald, age 32, of Corpus Christi, passed away on June 17, 2002 in Corpus Christi. He was born in San Antonio on January 13, 1970. He is survived by his father, Robert McDonald of Tyler, his mother, Sheri McClain of Corpus Christi; one sister, Christi McDonald of Oakland, Calif.; one brother, Bradley McDonald of Tyler, Texas; and his grandmother, Margie Meek of Pleasanton. Visitation was held Wed., June 19, from 3-8 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Services were conducted on Thurs., June 20, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Clyde Butter. Interment followed in the Rutledge Cemetery in Poteet. Arrangements were by Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

Lasiter
Oleata Pearl Butler Lasiter, age 84, was born on May 10, 1918, in Liberty, Texas, to Louis Nap and Mittie Butler. She married the love of her life of 55 years, Howard C. Lasiter, on Nov. 19, 1939. Howard preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1994. The Lord called her home on June 22, 2002. Oleata was a resident of Grandfalls, Texas, for 25 years and Pleasanton for 35 years. She served as Pleasanton City Secretary from 1974 to 1980. Oleata was very active at the First Baptist Church in Pleasanton. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Grandfalls and Pleasanton for over 50 years. Oleata was a very sweet and gentle person who loved her family and pets. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by two daughters, Judy Burton of Monahans and Cindy Mercer and husband Lloyd Jr. of Pleasanton; a sister, Birdie Casey of Goliad; seven grandchildren, Patrick Burton of Austin, Michael and Diana Burton of Llano, Shannon and Lynn Burton of Dallas, Patrick Jr. and Christina Hurley of Pleasanton, Chris and Katrin Mercer of Pearland, Melanie and Paul Llamas of San Antonio, and Courtnie Mercer of Abilene; 14 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Oleata was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and a son-in-law, John A. Burton. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the First Baptist Church in Pleasanton with the Rev. Bill Fowler officiating. Burial followed at the Three Rivers City Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Pleasanton. Arrangements were under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

Mendiola
Josie Mendiola, age 78, passed away in Jourdanton, Texas, on June 21, 2002. Josie was born on July 15, 1923 to Thomas and Isabel Willborn Mendiola in the Amphion Community, hear Poteet. Josie was a victim of cerebral palsy and confined to a wheelchair all of her life. She was cared for by her mother until, in 1976, ill health forced both of them to move to the Heart of Texas Nursing Home in Poteet where her mother preceded her in death in 1978. Josie continued to make her home in the Heart of Texas Nursing Home under the excellent care of all the staff. She enjoyed her TV and especially loved to watch 'shoot 'em up westerns.' She also enjoyed being with her friends of the nursing home and loved the staff who took care of her. The highlight of her day was to have her family and friends visit her on special occasions. Although Josie was unable to speak, she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Josie was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Lucy and Leroy Meyer; one brother and sister-in-law, George W. and Frances S. Mendiola; four nieces, two nephews, 15 great nieces and nephews, and three great great nieces and nephews. A Rosary and Vigil service was held on Sunday, June 23, at 7 p.m. at the Tri-City Funeral Home in Jourdanton, Texas. A Mass of Christian Burial was said on Monday, June 24, at 9 a.m. at the St. Matthew's Catholic Church of Jourdanton with the Rev. Frances McHugh officiating. Interment followed in the Mendiola Cemetery under the direction of the Tri-City Funeral Home of Jourdanton, Thomas A. Lange, Funeral Director.

Langley
Wallace Denmon Langley, age 98, passed away peacefully at his home in Pleasanton on May 30, 2002. He was born on July 9, 1903, in San Miguel, Texas. He and his wife moved to Pleasanton in 1983. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 67 years. Mr. Langley retired from D.D. Feldman Oil and Gas where he served as a production superintendent. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bulah Athalene Langley in 1994; two sisters, Ruth Arnold and Patsy Langley; three brothers, Leo Langley, Willis Langley and Roy Fount Langley; and a daughter, Jo Ann McMahon. He is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Beyer of Pleasanton; two sons, Jack Langley, Victoria; and Wallace Langley Jr., Monahans; 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. Visitation was held June 2 from 2-8 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Services were conducted on June 3 at 10 a.m. at the Hurley Funeral Chapel in Pleasanton by the Rev. Todd Guidry, hospice chaplain. Interment followed in the Charlotte City Cemetery in Charlotte. Mr. Langley's grandsons served as pallbearers. Arrangements were by Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

Newman
R.C. Newman Jr., age 43, died Saturday, June 1, 2002. He was a 1976 graduate of Churchill High School and was very proud to be a corporate pilot for USAA. R.C. loved flying and had completed over 10,000 hours of safe flying time; he was well known and liked in the aviation industry. He loved fishing, boating and ranching and took special pleasure in gardening. R.C. had a smile for everyone he met and his joy of life will be missed by ALL. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mathilda Newman. He is survived by his father and step-mother, R.C. Newman Sr. and Kathryn; daughter, Brandi Newman; sister, Veronica Hoffman; grandmother, Audrey Mae Newman; fianc'e, Peggy Tripp. R.C. and Peggy were looking forward to their September wedding and were busy making plans for their future. Also surviving are a special cousin, Swayne Newman, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Prayer service was held Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at Porter Loring North Chapel in San Antonio. Mass will be held Wednesday, June 5, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, San Antonio, with the Rev. Msgr. James Henke officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allan Buschfort, Steve Slief, Henry Hass, Chris Gamez, Harry Peterson and Shawn Scott. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in the guest book at www.porterloring.com by selecting the Sign and View Family Guestbook icon. Arrangements are by Porter Loring Mortuary North, San Antonio.

Smith
Lou Emma Wiley Smith, age 90, passed away Friday, May 31, 2002, in Dallas. The eldest of five daughters, she was born in Union Valley, Texas, on Nov. 2, 1911, to Walter Glick (Dick) Wiley and Martha Radar Wiley. Following her graduation from high school in Christine, Lou took a business course in San Antonio, then worked in courthouses in Tilden, Jourdanton and San Antonio. It was while working for a lawyer, R.R. Smith in Jourdanton, that she met his younger son, Willard. They were married in 1938 and their son, Mac, was born in 1944. In 1952, when Lou was president of the Jourdanton Garden Club, she got prisoners out of the jail to work on projects to beautify the town of 2,000, making parks and planting oleanders. This resulted in the Jourdanton Garden Club being the first garden club in Texas to win the national Kellogg Medal for Civic Achievement. In March, 1952, Mrs. Willard Smith flew to Biloxi, Miss. to accept the award and, according to minutes of the meeting, 'gave a most interesting, amusing, and inspirational account of this achievement.' The year Lou was president of the PTA. the members converted the homemaking cottage the school gave the group into a Recreation Center that was used as a meeting place for civic clubs. It had a jukebox and snack bar and the teens used it on Friday nights. In 1954, Lou and Mac went with Willard when he took a job in Honduras as an engineer with the Standard Fruit Co. to build irrigation systems on the banana plantations. While there, Lou became president of the Mazapan Women's Club in La Ceiba. In addition to monthly entertainment programs, the club met every Wednesday to sew baby clothes for the poor women who lived in the countryside and came into La Ceiba to have their babies. In 1956, the family returned to the United States. That same year Lou was the Finance Chairman for the Atascosa County Centennial celebration. After Mac graduated from high school in 1960, Mr. and Mrs. Smith moved to Dallas when Willard went to work for Cage Brothers Construction Co. His first jobs were the supervising of the paving of Stemmons Freeway from Harry Hines to Northwest Highway and part of Interstate 30 from Dolphin Road to Loop 12. When Mr. Cage died, Willard accepted a position with Bi-Co Pavers and paved streets in the Dallas area. He eventually formed his own company and did the excavation work for several of the downtown buildings and most of the downtown pedestrian tunnels. Mac joined him in 1974 and took over the business in 1984. Since coming to Dallas, Lou was an active member of the ASCE Wives Club and the TSPE Wives Club and thoroughly enjoyed the monthly meetings with other wives of engineers. In 1988-89. she was president of the TSPE Wives Club. Lou was proud of her work on political campaigns for the Republican Party working the phone banks. After Willard's retirement, they traveled extensively. Some of the countries they have visited are England, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Egypt, the Holy Land, Jamaica, Venezuela and Cuba. They have taken several cross-country trips to California and to Washington, D.C. Lou was a loving and joyful person with a positive attitude and an inspiration to all. She is survived by her husband, Willard; her son and daughter-in-law, Mac and Louise Smith; granddaughters: Audrey and husband, Will Pinkerton; Rosalie and husband, Steve Galliver; grandson: Byron Smith; great grandchildren Alex and Kate Pinkerton, Mason and Peter Galliver; three sisters: Ruth and husband Lonnie Wheeler; Willie Mae and husband Harvey Burrer; Marie and husband Carl Morris; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jean and husband, Allen Badger; brother-in-law and wife Bowen and Agnes Smith; and sister-in-law, Royale Steinle. Services were held Monday, June 3, at 11 a.m. at the Christine Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Christine City Cemetery under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

Ybarra
Emalie Jaylynn Ybarra, infant daughter of Emilio and Jessica Ybarra of Charlotte, Texas, was born and passed away on May 27, 2002, in Jourdanton. Besides her parents, she is survived by her grandparents-Mr. and Mrs. Juan Jose Carreon, Charlotte; and Mrs. Antonia Ybarra, Poteet; great grandparents-Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Carreon Sr. and Mr. Pedro Zuniga, all of Charlotte; and numerous aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her great grandmother, Maria Zuniga of Charlotte. Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at the Charlotte Mexican Cemetery with the Rev. Francis M. McHugh of St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Jourdanton, officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

Jenkins
Dorthy Jenkins, age 80, passed away in Jourdanton, Texas, on June 1, 2002. She was born to Jim and Lucia Stroope Jenkins on April 13, 1922. Dorthy was born in Jourdanton, Texas, to a family of ten girls and two boys. When World War II started, she joined the WACS and drove an ambulance from September of 1943 until January of 1946. For her services she was decorated with the American Campaign Medal, WACS Service Medal, WWII Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Driver and Mechanic Badge. After WWII, Dorthy ranched with her sister Dolly Taylor for awhile in the Tilden area. She also worked and retired from Kelly Field as an aircraft mechanic. Dorthy loved to garden and have conversations with anyone who would visit with her. She also loved to have family gatherings where she was the life of the party. She was a member of the Jourdanton United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her parents and five sisters: Ruby and Lois Dieterich, Dolly Taylor, Alma Ryan and Phyllis Ciomperlik. She is survived by four sisters: Jessie Coward and Jimmie McArthur, both of Jourdanton; Florence Jenkins of Poteet and Mary Spencer of San Antonio; also two brothers, James R. Jenkins of Pleasanton and Travis Jenkins of Colorado; numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at the Jourdanton City Cemetery at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, under the direction of Tri-City Funeral Home, Thomas A. Lange, Funeral Director.

Galindo
Elisa Galindo, age 66 of Leming, passed away on June 3, 2002, in San Antonio. She was born on April 14, 1936 in San Pedro, Coahuila, Mexico. She is survived by her sons, daughters, daughter-in-law, granddaughters and grandsons, nieces and nephews and many friends. Rosary was recited Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at M.E. Rodriguez Funeral Home in San Antonio. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 5, at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Leming, Texas.

Bosquez
Cesario 'Shy' G. Bosquez, age 48 of Pleasanton, passed away on May 23, 2002, in Jourdanton, Texas. He was born in Christine, Texas on Nov. 6, 1953. He worked in the construction industry as a heavy equipment operator and was also a local musician. He is survived by his wife, Marisa R. Bosquez of Pleasanton; six sons-Cesario Bosquez Jr. and friend Jason Williams of Seattle, Wash.; Lee Alexander Bosquez and wife Jenny of Pleasanton; Johnny Joe Bosquez and wife Mary Ann of San Antonio; Larry Bosquez and wife Christina of Pleasanton; Gilbert Aaron Garcia and Jordan Lee Bosquez, both of Pleasanton; one daughter, Alexis Cree Nichole Bosquez of Pleasanton; one stepdaughter, Krystal Ann Estrada of Pleasanton; a brother, Jose Ramiro Martinez of Pleasanton and two half-brothers, Frank E. Bosquez of Charlotte and Joe David Bosquez of Pleasanton; four sisters-Patsy Cantu, Geneva Bazan and Caroline and husband Jesse Guerra, all of Pleasanton; and Felicita and husband Ruben Gonzalez of Christine; two half-sisters, Anna Lisa and husband Eddie Martinez of Pleasanton, and Norma Reyes of Houston; a grandmother, Sabina Bosquez of Pleasanton; four grandchildren-Bryan Rodriguez, Chelsea Bosquez, Brandon Bosquez and Garrett Bosquez; step-grandchildren, Samantha and Airecha Chapa, Brianna and Brendyn Brooks; 36 nieces and nephews. Rosary was recited Sunday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hurley Chapel in Pleasanton. Services were held Monday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Pleasanton, with the Rev. Carlos Davalos officiating. Interment followed in the Bautista Cemetery in Christine under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.

Dodd
Gary Lynn Dodd, 47, of Adkins, Texas, was called to dwell with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 24, 2002. A beloved husband and father, he was born in San Antonio on April 4, 1955 and was a member of the Christ Community Church of San Antonio. In addition to being a devoted husband and father, Gary was a successful businessman and an avid boater. Throughout the darkest hours his dedication and devotion to Christ was unwavering: 'but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.' - Isaiah 40:31. Surviving him is his devoted wife, Rosemary Olivares Dodd of Adkins; one son-Rusty Dodd and wife Lindsey of San Antonio; two daughters-Michelle Graham and husband Stacey; and Sheri Dodd, all of Adkins; four grandchildren: Darren Dodd, Tricia Herrera, Stephen Herrera and Vanessa Graham; his parents Tommie and Bonnie Dodd of Adkins; a brother, Kevin Dodd of San Antonio, as well as numerous aunts and uncles. Visitation was held Monday, May 27, from 2-8 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 28, at 10 a.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel with Randy Harkins, Truman Turk and William Brown of Christ Community Church, Adkins, officiating. Interment followed in the Brown Cemetery near Poteet, Texas. Arrangements were by Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton.


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