Our Obituaries

Elizabeth Montgomery

August 13, 1923 - July 19, 2017

Elizabeth Montgomery, 93, of Victoria passed away July 19, 2017. She was born August 13, 1923 in DeWitt County to Monroe and Ada Eldridge Lott. She was retired from VISD where she worked in Custodial Services, and was a member of Pleasant Green Home Demonstrations and Palestine Baptist Church.She is survived by her daughters, Margie Montgomery and Elvira Williams (Charles); sons, William...
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Arthur Ray Slone

May 31, 1941 - July 17, 2017

Arthur R. Slone, 76, of Victoria, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017. He was born May 31, 1941 in Bay City to the late William Henry Slone, Sr. and Phyllis Olive White Slone. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. Arthur retired from DuPont after 36 years of dedicated service and was a member of Parkway Baptist Church. He was an avid golfer, bowler and a devoted husband, Daddy and Pappy...
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Ralph A. Payne

October 5, 1933 - June 27, 2017

On June 27, 2017, Ralph Allen Payne, 83, a lifelong resident of Victoria County, Texas, died peacefully at home on the ranch he dearly loved, surrounded by his family. Ralph was born October 5, 1933, to Berford Barnes Payne and Frieda Caroline Huber Payne. He married the love of his life, Wanda Lou Hoad Payne, in 1953, and cherished her for 62 years until her death in 2015. Ralph worked as a...
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Joe Kahanek,

August 3, 1932 - June 26, 2017

Joe Kahanek, Jr., 84, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017. He was born on August 3, 1932 in Schulenburg, Texas to the late Joe Kahanek, Sr. and Emma Meinke Kahanek. Joe proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict as a weather observer. He worked for Union Carbide and retired after 37 years of dedicated service. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He was a...
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Ruth Ann Sengele Boyd

April 5, 1924 - June 25, 2017

Ruth Ann Sengele Boyd passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017. She was born on April 5, 1924 in Victoria, Texas to the late Lawrence A. and Josephine Schmidt Tagliabue. She was a lifelong resident of Victoria and spent the past six years as a resident of St. Dominic's Village in Houston, Texas to be near her children. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America...
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Katherine Gleason

November 1, 1942 - June 22, 2017

Katherine "Kitty" Rusling Gleason, 74, passed away June 22, 2017. Katherine was born in Port Arthur on November 1, 1942. She was the only child of the late G. Roy and Audrey Rusling of Port Arthur, Texas. Kitty attended the Port Arthur public schools and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1960. She then entered Lamar State College of Technology and graduated with a degree in...
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Terry R. Jackson

December 14, 1953 - June 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Victoria, TX.
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Jewell Marie Correll

June 1, 1927 - June 15, 2017

Jewell "Kelly" Correll, 90, passed away June 15, 2017. She was born June 1, 1927 in Victoria to the late Frank J. and Hulda Kornfuehrer Arnold. Jewell was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary and volunteered with the Catholic Engaged Encounter Team Couple.Jewell is survived by her loving husband, John T. Correll; children, Johnny (Jake)...
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Peggy Ann Hogan

November 12, 1935 - June 14, 2017

Peggy Ann Hogan, 81, formerly of Victoria, passed away June 14, 2017. She was born in Victoria, Texas on November 12, 1935, to the late Davis and Lela Maddox Beck. Peggy worked as a secretary at VISD and after many years of dedicated service retired. She was an outstanding China painter, president of the Porcelain China Club, won many awards at the Texas State Fair in Dallas, Texas, and...
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Warren H. McCarn

January 25, 1929 - June 2, 2017

Warren H. McCarn, 88, of Victoria, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. He was born on January 25, 1929 in Kenedy, Texas to the late Virgil G. and Nettie Pearl Elliot McCarn. Warren proudly served in the US Navy and he retired from RCA/GE. His faith was Methodist and he was a Mason.He is survived by his daughter, Linda King, of Port St. Lucie, Florida; Julie E. Raywood of Trenton, New Jersey;...
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Gerline Kubala

March 20, 1918 - May 25, 2017

Gerline Kubala, 99, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017. She was born in Austin, Texas on March 20, 1918, to the late George and Alvina Dean. Gerline was a lifelong resident of Victoria. She was a homemaker who enjoyed reading and studying the Bible. Gerline is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jimmy Kubala. She is survived by her daughter, Jeanine Tolbert and son-in law, Richard...
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Veronica F. Pahmiyer

August 20, 1931 - May 21, 2017

Veronica Fossati Pahmiyer, 85, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017. She was born in Victoria, Texas on August 20, 1931 to the late Frank and Ella Mae Vogt Fossati.Veronica earned her Master's Degree in education and was an elementary teacher for grades 1st through 3rd grades. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Cathedral and a member of the Catholic Daughters, St. Ann's Court...
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Shirley K. Welker

May 30, 1928 - May 19, 2017

Shirley K. Welker, 88, passed away May 19, 2017. She was born in Victoria, TX on May 30, 1928 to the late Dr. Franklin J. and Katherine Antonioli Krenek. Shirley graduated as Valedictorian from Nazareth Academy in 1945 and received her college degree in psychology from the University of Texas in 1949 and was named a Bluebonnet Belle at the University of Texas. On November 22, 1950, she married...
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Joe N. Green

November 14, 1939 - May 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Victoria, TX.
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Jay S. Pick

July 31, 1962 - May 17, 2017

Jay S. Pick, 54, formerly of Cuero, Texas passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on July 31, 1962 to Gloria Ann Stirl Buchhorn and the late JT Homer Pick. Jay worked for several oil and construction companies and many years for CCC Construction Company. Jay was known to "fix" anything and everything that you brought him and if he couldn't find the...
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Theresa Marie Miller

January 19, 1927 - May 17, 2017

Sister Theresa Marie Miller, 90, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. She was born January 19, 1927 in Navidad, Texas to the late Charles and Luda Terrell Miller. She was a Sister of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament. Sister Theresa Marie attended the Navidad Public School, Edna High School, and graduated from Nazareth Academy. On June 6, 1943, Sister Theresa Marie entered Nazareth...
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Jane E. Sartin

June 21, 1927 - May 17, 2017

Jane Elizabeth Lamando Sartin entered into rest on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.Jane was born June 21, 1927, in Ashford, Connecticut to Oscar and Erma Lamando. She was the youngest of five children, having two brothers and two sisters. Her father died shortly after her birth and the family remained on the farm in Connecticut, but later relocated to New York City, where she continued to live until...
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Mary Repka

September 17, 1955 - May 2, 2017

Mary Felts Repka, 61, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. She was a Victoria native, born September 17, 1955 to the late Isaac and Ruth Brown Felts.Mary is survived by her loving husband Michael Repka of Victoria; daughters, Stephanie Reichert-Garza of Victoria, and Melissa Reichert of Selma; grandchildren, Viviana and Mia Zorola; and sister, Rita Burke of Austin.
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Travis Shaw Long

April 2, 1938 - April 28, 2017

Travis was born in East Lansing, Michigan to Katharine K. and Robert L. Shaw. She grew up in Austwell, Texas and attended Refugio High School playing competitive tennis. Travis then attended Michigan State for a year but returned to complete her degree at the University of Texas in Austin in 1960. She then spent a year as an Intern in Dietetics at the V.A. Hospital in Houston where she met her...
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Margaret Hillyard

June 15, 1920 - April 27, 2017

Margaret Hillyard, 96, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017. She was born in Wood Hi, Texas on June 15, 1920, to the late Vaclav Stockbauer and Sophie Pryble Stockbauer.Margaret worked for many years as a Telephone Operator for Southwestern Bell. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernard Hillyard; and beloved sister-in-law, Dorothy Martin. She is survived by her nieces and...
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Adelina R. Garza

March 17, 1946 - April 24, 2017

Adelina R. Garza, 71, passed away on April 24, 2017. She was born March 17, 1946 in Yorktown, TX to the late Sixto and Angelita Chavez Rios. Together she and her husband, the late Pastor Thomas "Roy" Garza ministered to many Hispanic congregations in the Victoria area. They pastored at Monte Calvario Christian Center from 1986 to 2008. Adelina was his support through their life. She was a...
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Leo A. Westerman

September 23, 1928 - April 23, 2017

Leo Albert Westerman, 88, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. He was born on September 23, 1928 in Victoria County, Texas to the late Albert Walter Westerman and Rose O. Neumann Westerman. He attended elementary school in DaCosta, Texas and graduated from Patti Welder High School in Victoria. Leo retired from Alcoa-Point Comfort Operations where he spent more than 30 years as a lab analyst. ...
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Gilbert Sanchez

November 3, 1941 - April 17, 2017

Gilbert Sanchez, 75, of Victoria, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. He was born on November 3, 1941 to the late Juan and Hilaria Constancio Sanchez. Gilbert proudly served in the U.S. Army and retired from DuPont as a security guard. He is survived by his wife, Pok Hui Yu Sanchez; sister, Mary Jane Evans, both of Victoria; niece and nephew. Preceded in death by his parents; and brother in...
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Theresa L. Minatre

April 11, 1948 - April 7, 2017

Theresa Landanno Minatre, 68, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 7, 2017. She was born April 11, 1948 in Bad Soden, Germany to Frank and Johanna Oguntke Landanno. Theresa spent her early years in Victoria where she started her family and after the death of her husband, she proudly graduated from The University of Houston with her business degree while raising her two young girls. She later...
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Annie L. Williams

February 3, 1929 - April 6, 2017

Annie Laverne Koenig Williams of Port Lavaca, Texas, went to join her Heavenly Father on April 6, 2017 at the age of 88. She was born February 3, 1929 in Ennis, Texas to Walter and Ruby Medlin. She raised four children whom she loved with all her heart. Mom was well known for her laugh that would fill a room. During her life she enjoyed baking, painting, bowling, gardening and teaching Sunday...
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Opal Nell Haeber Lenhart

October 8, 1924 - April 4, 2017

Opal Nell Haeber Lenhart, 92, of Tivoli, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. She was born October 8, 1924 in Tivoli to the late Morris R. and Olga Toppel Haeber. Opal married Edgar Q. Lenhart in October of 1946.Opal enjoyed being a lifetime homemaker, seamstress, an avid gardener and her cooking was renowned and loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Tivoli...
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M. Lucilla Donnelly

November 15, 1927 - April 2, 2017

Sister M. Lucilla Donnelly, 89, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017. She was born on November 15, 1927 in Yoakum, Texas to the late Joseph Ernest and Mary Edith Mudd Donnelly. She was a Sister of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament. Sister Lucilla attended grammar school and high school in Sweet Home Public School, as well as attending high school at St. Joseph High School in Yoakum and...
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William P. Wright

March 27, 1957 - April 1, 2017

William Patrick Wright passed away at the age of 60 on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Victoria, Texas due to heart failure.Pat was born on March 27, 1957 in Victoria, Texas to John & Irma Wright. He graduated from Victoria High School. Pat worked several instrument jobs on and off since he was 18. He worked several years as a cabinet maker. He then started working for contractors at the Point...
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Catherine Holder

August 23, 1956 - March 29, 2017

Catherine Holder, 60, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017. She was born in Port Lavaca, Texas on August 23, 1956 to the late Bobby Dee and Margaret Ann Long Holder. Catherine proudly served in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Hood, Texas and was honorably discharged. She was a member of the Texas Municipal Police Association. One of her biggest goals in life was to be a police officer of...
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Martin F. Harras

May 5, 1921 - March 16, 2017

Martin Frederick Harras, 95, formerly of Victoria, passed away March 16, 2017. He was born May 5, 1021 in New York, NY to the late Hans and Helen Harras.He proudly served in the US Army during WWII. Martin loved to travel and was a passionate photographer. He had the gift of finding beauty in everyday events. The highlight of his year was following the Texas Water Safari from San Marcos to...
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James A. Kuhns

April 16, 1940 - March 11, 2017

James Arnold Kuhns, 76, received his angel wings on Saturday, March 11, 2017. He was born on April 16, 1940 in Yarmouth, Ontario, Canada to the late Armand Jean and Gladys Smith Kuhns. James proudly served in the U.S. Army in Fort Hood, Texas entering as a private and promoted to Sargent. He was an expert marksman and received the Good Conduct Medal. He worked for Brown and Root/Union Carbide for...
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Frederick Hastings Junkin

July 9, 1927 - March 10, 2017

Fred Junkin passed away Friday, March 10th, following a courageous struggle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Don Beth; a son, Jerry and his wife Stephanie, of Austin; a granddaughter, Allison Owen and her husband Jeffery of Austin, and a great granddaughter, Madeline Owen of Austin, in addition to two brothers, Samuel MacDowell Junkin and his wife Adele, and Edward Dixon...
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Christine E. Marquez

July 15, 1927 - March 8, 2017

Christina Emmaline Jaquez Marquez, formerly of Aztec, New Mexico, passed away on March 8, 2017 in Victoria, Texas, surrounded by her children. She was born July 15, 1927 in Casper, Wyoming to Savino and Elena Valdez Jaquez. Her early childhood was spent growing up in the Pump Canyon area of San Juan County. She went to elementary school with the nuns in Blanco, graduating from Aztec High School...
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Katie Lee Neitch

February 16, 1933 - March 7, 2017

Katie Lee Whiddon Neitch, 84, a long-time resident of Victoria, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017. She was born in Austin, Texas to the late Joseph and Nona Mae Merck Whiddon. During the years of 1954-1957, when Katie's husband was stationed in Germany, Katie "kept the home fires burning" by working, tending their home and taking care of their children. Katie's home was known as a gathering...
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Ruval Shandera

December 29, 1930 - March 6, 2017

Ruval Marie Eltinger Shandera, 86, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017. She was born December 29, 1930 to the late R.J. and Lillie Lueke Etlinger in Yoakum, Texas. Ruval enjoyed playing dominoes, landscaping, and fishing. Her love of playing Duplicate Bridge gained her the title of "Life Master". She was a renowned world traveler especially to the European countries. She truly loved her family....
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Calie L. Wischkaemper

September 11, 1922 - March 6, 2017

Calie "Kay" Lynette Wischkaemper, 94, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017. Kay was born September 11, 1922 in Guadalupe, Texas to the late Henry and Jesse Minter Zeplin. Kay married the love of her life, Jim, on May 29, 1942. Shortly thereafter, her husband was deployed during WW II, serving overseas for two years of their married life. During this time, Kay worked at Foster Field...
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Joyce Marie Walton

December 3, 1932 - March 5, 2017

Joyce Marie Walton, 84, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017. She was born December 3, 1932 in Victoria, Texas to the late William C. and Hattie B. Wehlmann Schustereit. Joyce worked for Dr. Owens, Optometrist; Beall's Store and the VFW Post 4146. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and enjoyed her volunteer work with the VFW Auxiliary Unit 4146. She is survived by her husband, Nathan O....
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Sylvia Grahmann

March 27, 1930 - March 5, 2017

Sister Sylvia, 86, of Victoria, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017. She was born on March 27, 1930, in Hallettsville, Texas to the late Nicholas Grahmann and Annie Grafe Grahmann. She was a Sister of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament. Sister Sylvia attended Sacred Heart School in Hallettsville and graduated from Nazareth Academy in Victoria. Sister Sylvia became a postulant in 1947,...
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Izayuh Jay Chavez

June 30, 2016 - February 28, 2017

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as them." -Matthew 19:14 Izayuh Jay Chavez, precious infant son of Christy Cabrera and Johnny Chavez Jr., was called to the Lord on February 28, 2017. He was born June 30, 2016 in Victoria, Texas. Izayuh had the cutest little smile, and brought so much joy to all of his family.In addition to his...
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Kathleen R. Reyna

October 21, 1959 - February 20, 2017

Kathleen "Kathie" R. Reyna, 57, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017. She was born in Topeka, Kansas on October 21, 1959 to the late Jimmy R. Olinger and the late Nelda J. Teague Placker.Kathleen is survived by her loving husband, Manuel Reyna; her children, Krystal McCord and Cory McCord; sister, Jackie Olinger Garcia and husband Stephen; grandchildren, Astryl, Brenna, Corbin and...
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Agnes Carolyn Townsend

November 21, 1939 - February 20, 2017

Carolyn Townsend's soul left this earth on the morning of February 20, 2017 to join her Lord and Savior in Heaven. She will be met in Heaven by her beloved husband of 58 years, Cecil Townsend, two sons, Randy and Cecil, and many friends who shared her love of living and serving her Savior while on this earth. Carolyn is survived by three daughters, two sons-in-law, five grandchildren, and seven...
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Patrice Schorp

March 2, 1935 - February 14, 2017

Sister Patrice Schorp, 81, of Victoria, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017. She was born March 2, 1935, in Pearsall, Texas to the late Frank J. Schorp and Mildred Teal Schorp. She was a Sister of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament. She completed grammar school in Pearsall Public School and Little Flower School. She graduated from Pearsall High School. After two years pursuing a higher...
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Cosme Espinoza

September 20, 1952 - February 8, 2017

Cosme Espinoza, Jr., 64, was born Saturday, September 20, 1952 in Victoria. He passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 and was met at the gates of Heaven by Jesus and his parents, Cosme A. and Aurora Vela Espinoza. He graduated from Victoria High School and later served his country in the U.S. Army stationed in Wurzbury, Germany and Fort Carson, Colorado. Cosme...
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Jewel F. Horn

May 29, 1921 - February 4, 2017

Jewel Faye Horn, 95, formerly of Austwell, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017. Faye was born in Point, Texas to the late Boza Bishop and Iona Windham Pittillo on May 29, 1921. She attended Prospect Elementary School and was a graduate of Rains County High School in Emory, TX. Faye proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a Communications Translator during World War II and was stationed in San...
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Concha Moreno Torres

December 8, 1925 - January 22, 2017

Connie was called home on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the young age of 91. Connie was born in Harlingen, Texas to Maria and Rosalio Moreno. Connie was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Alvino Moreno and Patricio Moreno; sisters, Jesusa Moreno, Alejandra Gonzales, and Alberta Guevara. She is survived by her daughter, Yolanda Torres; granddaughter, Erika Long (husband, Dr. Stephen...
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Jean E. Boyd

June 26, 1934 - January 20, 2017

Jean Boyd, 82, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, January 20, 2017. She was born June 26, 1934 in Palacios, Texas to the late Alexander McDow Boyd, Jr. and Clara Mae Boyd.Jean is survived by her daughters, Kerri Boyd, Donna (James) Maverick, and Gloria (Ty) Goyen; eleven grandchildren: Crystal (Bill) McKnight, Tracy (Bob) Miller, Rachel (Russell) Lassmann, Mandi (Danny) Arnold, Lisa (Thomas)...
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Martha R. Yarbrough

July 18, 1925 - January 14, 2017

Martha Yarbrough, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born on July 18, 1925 in Moran, Kansas to the late Oliver Keith Rumbel and Ruth Evelyn McAdam Rumbel. She grew up in the Texas Rio Grande Valley in the small town of Sharyland near McAllen. Martha was a 1946 graduate of the University of Texas and earned a chemistry degree....
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Garlan L. Vick

November 25, 1935 - January 11, 2017

Garlan Louis Vick, 81, of Victoria, Texas passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at his home in Seguin, Texas. Garlan was born on November 25, 1935 in Victoria, Texas to Otto Vick and Desmer Daniels Vick Bufkin. He attended Jeff Davis High School in Houston, Texas. He worked for International Harvester Company (Navistar International) and in 1991 he retired after working 37 years with the...
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Mildred Marie Bednorz

August 9, 1932 - January 11, 2017

It is with a mixture of sadness and joy that on January 11, 2017, Mildred Marie "Weber" Bednorz left this earth to join her Lord our Savior. She was born August 9, 1932 in Victoria to the late Victor H. and Leona Weber.Mildred was the second oldest (first daughter) of 12 children, raised on a farm, with all the associated responsibilities. Mildred graduated from nursing school in Houston, after...
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Jack L. Barmettler

February 10, 1935 - January 2, 2017

Jack Lee Barmettler, 81, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on February 10, 1935 to the late Thomas H Barmettler and Dorothy M. Gibson Barmettler. Jack proudly served his country in the US Navy for 2 years during the Korean War. He retired from the US Army after two tours in Vietnam and 20 years of devoted service. Jack was awarded many commendations and...
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Katheryn Van Cleave

April 3, 1921 - December 27, 2016

Katheryn "Kate" Beach Van Cleave, 95, of Victoria, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016. She was born April 3, 1921 in Irwin Township, Pennsylvania to Norman Dail Beach, Sr. and Iva Mae Hoffman Beach. She married the love of her life, George Clyde Van Cleave, on May 9, 1942. They were married for 62 years until his passing in 2004. Kate was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She, along...
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Michael L. Dzurenda

September 6, 1926 - December 25, 2016

Michael Leo Dzurenda, 90, passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2016. He was born on September 6, 1926 to August and Johanna Dzurenda in Oneida, Pennsylvania. The family moved to a farm in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania along with their five children: his older sister, Mary and younger brothers, Joe, Tom and John. Soon after the move, August 'Auggie' died of silicosis, black lung disease, common to miners...
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Elizabeth Ann Killebrew

November 6, 1933 - December 25, 2016

Elizabeth Ann Ammerman Killebrew received her lifelong wish to join her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in paradise on December 25, 2016. Elizabeth also known as "Betty" or "Annie" was born on November 6, 1933 in Ott, Arkansas to Homer C. Ammerman and Gracie Lorene (nee Gray) Ammerman. She joined her older brother and best friend Joseph Ammerman with whom she shared a special bond. Betty...
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David H. Cline

November 23, 1943 - December 24, 2016

David Harold Cline was born in Pearsall, TX, Nov 23, 1943. David went to be with his heavenly father on December 24, 2016. David leaves behind his cherished daughters, Michele Richard and Marcia Randolph (husband Lance) all of Stevenson, AL; sisters, Mary Cline Pustka (husband Dennis) of Montgomery, TX and Ann Wooley of Deming, NM; brother, Ed Gulley (wife Geri) of Magnolia, TX; step-daughters,...
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Charles William Pickering

September 5, 1930 - December 14, 2016

Charles "Chuck" Pickering, 86, passed away quietly on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 5, 1930 in Tulsa, OK to the late George W. Pickering and Clara Jacobsen. He moved with his family at a young age to Victoria, Texas where his dad and grandfather worked for Barnsdall Oil. Chuck and his brother spent an active youth in Boy Scouts, swimming in...
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Kenneth A. Fromme

June 5, 1939 - December 3, 2016

Kenneth A. Fromme, 77, was born on June 5, 1939 in Yorktown, Texas to the late Ali and Iva Fromme. He passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016. He retired from DuPont with over 31 years of dedicated service. He proudly served in the National Guard. He served at the Jesus Church as a Sunday School Superintendent for 40 years and Church Secretary for 16 years. For many years, Kenneth also...
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Nona Nielsen

March 9, 1928 - December 2, 2016

Nona Nielsen, 88, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016. She was born on March 9, 1928 in Dallas, Texas to the late Leonard Andy and Irma McCants Reneau.Nona was a 1945 graduate of Sunset High School in Dallas and attended Durham's Business College. After completion of her studies, she was employed as a secretary for the Sun Oil Company in Dallas. She was a member of the winning Sunbonnet...
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Sandra Sue Simmans

December 29, 1941 - December 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Victoria, TX.
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Juan J. Medellin

August 23, 1948 - December 1, 2016

Juan J. Medellin, 68, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016. He was born in Raymondville, Texas on August 23, 1948 to the late Francisco and Concepcion Alvarado Medellin. Juan proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He retired after 28 years of dedicated service to Southwestern Bell (AT&T). He was an active member in the VFW Post 4146, Catholic War Veterans Post 1269...
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Anna Marie Westerman

January 4, 1935 - November 27, 2016

Anna Marie Westerman, 81, of Victoria passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016. She was born January 4, 1935, in Victoria to the late John and Tillie (Kandler) Stockbauer. She was a life long resident of Victoria and was a devoted wife and mother to her five children. SShe is survived by her daughters, Dr. Donna Westerman Drake and her husband John, and Megan Westerman Ruschhaupt and her husband...
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Eunice Marie Buchholz Huber

June 28, 1918 - November 18, 2016

Eunice M. Huber, 98, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016. She was born June 28, 1918 in Victoriato the late Walter and Hedwig "Hattie" Witte Buchholz.She is survived by her son, David Charles Huber; grandsons, James Martin Huber, Jr., Jason David Huber,and Christopher Sean Huber; and one great grandchild.Eunice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Martin Alfred Huber; son...
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Gregorio De Los Santos, Sr.

May 2, 1963 - November 16, 2016

Greg De Los Santos, Sr., 53, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016. He was born in Victoria on May 2, 1963 to the late Manuel De Los Santos, Sr. and Maria Carmen Trevino De Los Santos of Victoria. Greg grew up in Victoria and was a 1982 graduate of Stroman High School. He began dating his "Babe" on May 2, 1983 and married Kimberly Allen on July 18, 1992. One of his greatest joys...
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Robert Gaylan Duncan

January 19, 1934 - November 13, 2016

Robert Gaylan Duncan, 82, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016. The youngest of eight, Gaylan was born in Tivoli, Texas on January 19, 1934 to the late Joseph Wesley Duncan and Mamie Mae Bissett Duncan. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ella Marie Wepreck Duncan; his daughters, Gail Ann Duncan Janecka (Russell) and Mary Catherine Duncan Joy (Scott), of Victoria; sister, Mary Nell Richter...
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May 18, 1965 - November 3, 2016

Adan G. Martinez, 51, passed away November 3, 2016. He was born May 18, 1965 to the late Margarita and Jose V. Martinez. He is survived by his son, Joseph Adan; daughters, Franceska Martinez and Claudia Olvarez; soul mate, Rebkah Martinez; stepchildren, Mia, Esperanza, Angel Jr., and Lilliana Longoria; 7 grandchildren; brother, Andres Martinez; sisters, Sylvia (Roman) Castillo and Elena (Artemio)...
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Poleato A. Smith

March 6, 1921 - October 30, 2016

Poleato Albert Smith, 95, passed away October 30, 2016. He was born March 6, 1921 in Rising Star, OK to the late Winnie Vada and Samuel Thomas Smith. He was WW II U.S. Navy Veteran and retired from the U.S. Air Corp in 1963. Family and friends knew him well as a master many crafts, especially his hobbies of winemaking and wood whittling and he thoroughly enjoyed sharing his crafts with people....
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Edith P. Krenek

September 25, 1922 - October 27, 2016

Edith P. Krenek, 94, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016. She was born September 25, 1922 in Corpus Christi, Texas to the late Edward and Angelina Motal Petru. Edith cared for her family and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, active in the Altar Society, sang in the choir and a member of the KJZT Society. She is...
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Armando R. Garza

May 18, 1947 - October 10, 2016

Armando "Andy" R. Garza passed away Monday, October 10, 2016, at the family ranch in Cuero, TX. Andy was born on May 18, 1947, in Cuero, the only child of the late Ralph Garza and Librada "Lilly" Chavez. Andy graduated from Cuero High School in 1965, attended Victoria College and received his Associate's Degree in 1967. He continued his education at the University of Houston Central Campus...
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Evelyn E. Heibel

October 17, 1934 - October 6, 2016

Evelyn E. Eschenburg Heibel, 81, passed away October 6, 2016. She was born in Victoria, TX on October 17, 1934 to the late Louis W. and Julia Jurena Eschenburg. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, former member of the Rosebud Pioneers and Over the Hill Gang bowling team and was a dedicated employee of S W Bell, retiring after 32 years of service. She courageously fought her battle...
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Charles M. Brossmann

December 25, 1938 - September 28, 2016

Charles "Bear Tracks" Brossmann, 77, passed away September 28, 2016. He was born December 25, 1938 in St. John, Texas to Herman and Clara Brossmann. He married the love of his life Delores "Tootsie" Getschmann on October 31, 1965. He retired from Fordyce LTD as a long time superintendent. Bear Tracks, known for his oversized hands, feet, and big heart, enjoyed listening to polka music,...
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Elvira R. Gonzales

May 1, 1919 - September 28, 2016

Elvira R. Gonzales, 97, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, formerly of Victoria, Texas, entered into glory to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. She is survived by son, Richard O' Riley and his wife Reba of Tucumcari, New Mexico; daughters, Mary Rose of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, Eva Rose and her husband Donald of Margarettsville, North Carolina,...
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Virginia C. Daniel

August 5, 1924 - September 26, 2016

Virginia Coulliette Daniel, 92, passed away September 26, 2016. She was born August 5, 1924 in Marianna, FL to the late Belle and Charlie Coulliette. She was a homemaker and a distinguished artist. Throughout her life, she was a member of First Baptist Church, the Morning Study Club, Azalea Garden Club, Victoria Art League, VFW Auxiliary and was a dedicated volunteer for Hospice of South Texas...
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Danita Lynn DURAN

December 23, 1962 - September 17, 2016

Danita L. Duran, 53, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 17, 2016. She was born in Houston, Texas on December 23, 1962 to James L. and Lillie Mae Preiss Duran.She was an assistant manager at Duffy's Lawn & Garden and a team leader for Chick-Fil-A and retired in 2005.Since 2004, Danita battled breast cancer, her spirit and will to live never broke. Survivors include her parents; very...
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Chester Paul Lyssy

August 24, 1952 - September 7, 2016

Chester Paul Lyssy, 64, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, September 7, 2016 at Texas Neuro Rehab Facility in Austin. Chester was surrounded by his loving family and very dear friends. He was born August 24, 1952 in Victoria, Texas to Kasper Chester Lyssy and the late Ora Krause Lyssy. Due to a car accident in 1971, Chester courageously wheeled his way through life...
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Thomas G. Edwards

October 14, 1936 - September 7, 2016

Thomas G. EdwardsThomas G. Edwards, Jr., 79, passed away September 7, 2016. He was born October 14,1936 in Austin, TX, only child of the late Thomas Goddard Edwards, Sr. and Helen Estep Edwards.Thomas proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was involved with the Indian Guides for a number of years and served on the board of the YMCA of Austin.He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Willie...
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Robert J. TURNER

April 13, 1931 - August 29, 2016

Robert J. "Bobby" Turner, 85, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016. He was born in Sabinal, TX on April 13, 1931 to the late August Alex and Josephine Braden Turner. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He received his Master's degree in Education from Texas A&I University and served as a high school Principal in Nixon, TX. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic...
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Juanita C. Rubio

July 21, 1925 - August 27, 2016

Juanita C. Rubio, 91, passed away on August 27, 2016. She was born in Victoria County on July 21, 1925 to the late Guadalupe Cantu and Rosa Gamez Cantu. As well as raising and loving her children, Juanita worked for the Tom O'Connor family as a cook and retired after many years of dedicated service.Survivors include her daughter, Rosemary Hernandez; grandchildren, Thomas G. (wife Mary Helen)...
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Thomas I. Garza

April 13, 1946 - August 19, 2016

Thomas Israel "Roy" Garza, 70, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016. He was born on April 13, 1946 in Refugio, Texas to the late Jose & Felicita Canales Garza. Pastor Garza started his ministry at age of 28. He sat down with Pastor Luis Caballero for a year, then immediately God opened doors for him at KTXN radio station. In the late 1970's - early 80's, he became a DJ and started a...
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Margaret L. Lenz

September 22, 1920 - August 14, 2016

Margaret Bauer "Noopie" Lenz, 95, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016. She was born in Victoria on September 22, 1920 to the late George and Adrienne Wilden Bauer. Margaret graduated from Patti Welder High School in 1938 and she was their first Band Drum Major. She was secretary to Charles Jacobson, Bardsall Oil Co.; bookkeeper for T.P. Traylor Estate; Bauer Traylor Cattle Co. and R.W. Briggs,...
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Victor A. Kalmus

February 29, 1928 - August 6, 2016

Victor A. Kalmus, 88, of Victoria, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016. He was born on February 29, 1928 in Hallettsville, Texas to the late Theofil and Carrie Mozisek Kalmus. Victor retired from Alcoa after many years of dedicated service. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and was active in the Knights of Columbus.Survivors include his sisters, Caroline Grahmann of...
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Beatrice A. Mueller

February 9, 1929 - July 31, 2016

Beatrice Ann Willemin Mueller, age 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, July 31, 2016. She was born on Saturday, February 9, 1929 in Mission Valley to the late Marslin and Bertha Ruschaupt Willemin. Bee was a 1945 graduate of Nazareth Academy and a devout Catholic. Bee met her future husband on July 4, 1945 at a church picnic at Raisin Hall. On April 24, 1948, she...
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Frances Ann Motal

November 12, 1947 - July 17, 2016

Frances A. Motal, 68, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona and formerly of Victoria, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016. She was born November 12, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas, daughter to the late Gene F. and Mary Ann Rogers, Sr. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.Frances is survived by her sons, John Jason Motal and wife Caryn of Lake Havasu City,...
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Genevieve M. Bryant

December 22, 1932 - July 14, 2016

Genevieve M. Bryant, 83, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016. She was born December 22, 1932 in McAllen, Texas to the late Bufford and Ada Carr Brown.Genevieve and her husband, BJ Bryant, were owners of Camper City. She was an active member of John Wesley Methodist Church and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed family camping trips and gambling trips with family and friends...
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Frances A. Buesing

June 24, 1920 - July 8, 2016

Frances Ann Buesing, 96, of Victoria, passed away on July 8, 2016. She was born June 24, 1920 in Shiner, TX to the late Albert and Johana Micula Simper. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.She is survived by her son, Thomas M. Buesing and wife Linda of Colorado Springs, CO; grandsons, Patrick Buesing and wife Alisha, David Buesing and wife Brittony, Matthew Buesing, Travis Worsham...
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David A. Hernandez

January 25, 1959 - July 8, 2016

David Anthony Hernandez, 57, of Victoria, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016. He was born January 25, 1959 in San Antonio, Texas to Nina Siler Carlson and the late Manuel Perez Hernandez.David retired as a firefighter from the City of Victoria and was employed at Detar Hospital North as a registered nurse. For many years he coached Little League, loved golf, was an avid outdoors man and enjoyed...
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Russell C. Keister

August 8, 1944 - July 5, 2016

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Frank E. Hermes

June 17, 1927 - July 1, 2016

Frank E. Hermes, 89, of Victoria, passed away July 1, 2016. He was born at home on June 17, 1927 in Korth, TX to the late Steve and Mary Huhlefeld Hermes. Frank graduated from St. Joseph High School in Yoakum, TX and proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Euna Brunet on June 27, 1953 in Victoria. Frank retired from Alcoa after many years of service.Frank is survived by...
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Henry H. Goldman, Jr.

August 28, 1928 - July 1, 2016

Henry H. Goldman passed away peacefully at home on July 1, 2016 with his beloved wife, Rose and stepchildren, Cindy Herndon of Victoria and Damon Barrett of Houston by his side. He was born August 28, 1928 on Goldman Hill.He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry H., Sr. and Cecilia B. Goldman. Henry loved to travel, meeting new people, flying his plane, going to the lake and driving his dump...
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Ross C. Hoff

June 16, 1920 - June 16, 2016

Ross C. Hoff, of Victoria, passed away June 16, 2016 on his 96th birthday. He was born June 16, 1920 in Ander, Texas to the late Henry M. and Pearl L Diebel Hoff. Ross proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II, seeing action from North Africa to Germany. After returning home, he went to college at South Texas State Teacher College in San Marcos and received his B.S. in Chemistry. ...
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Rosie H. Hoffman

November 5, 1932 - June 12, 2016

Rosie H. Hoffman, 83, of Victoria, passed away on June 12, 2016. She was born in Nordheim, Texas to the late Thomas and Vicenta Huerta Hoffman. She was a retired janitor and was a Christian. For several years, she lived at Retama Manor South.She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Charlie Brown. She is survived by Frances Gonzales, cousin; several nieces and cousins; and friends...
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Bill Wilson

September 18, 1932 - June 5, 2016

Willie "Bill" Hugh Wilson, 83, passed away, June 5, 2016. Bill was born September18, 1932 in Karnes City to the late Charlie and Jewell Goodman Wilson. Bill graduated from Karnes City High School and was drafted into the United States Army and fought in the Korean War. Bill retired after a long career from Sears Co. After retirement he opened Bill's Burger Barn. Bill was an avid animal lover and...
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Clarice M. Hall

July 28, 1925 - June 4, 2016

Clarice Mary Nitschmann Hall, 90, of Victoria, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016. She was born in Victoria, Texas to Rhienold and Ludmilla Kalich Nitschmann on July 28, 1925. She lived her entire life in Victoria and attended Victoria public schools. She married Victor Hanselka and they were the original owners of Hanselka Electric. Victor died in 1975 and Clarice married Virgil Hambleton in...
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Sharon Johnson

March 17, 1952 - June 3, 2016

Sharon Lee Johnson, 64, of Victoria, passed away June 3, 2016. She was born in San Antonio, TX on March 17, 1952 to the late A.J. "Dutch" Kuenstler and Geneva Celeste Durst Kuenstler. Sharon graduated from Victoria High School & was involved in Victoria High School drill team, the Victoriadores and was a Trail Ride Queen. She loved to water ski and was an avid horse and dog lover.She is...
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Wallace Sonny Sparks

December 18, 1921 - June 1, 2016

Wallace "Sonny" Sparks, 94, beloved husband, loving father, grandfather and friend, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. He was born December 18, 1921 in Wood-Hi, Texas to the late Willie Walter Jackson and Cora Bell McCurry Sparks. He resided in Victoria for 90 years, spending the last 4 years in Houston. Sonny proudly served in the U.S. Navy, as part of the 14 Victoria Volunteers with his...
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Alejandro Rubio

December 26, 1939 - May 28, 2016

Alejandro Rubio, 76, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016. He was born December 26, 1939 in Linares Mexico to the late Felix and Cruz Plata Rubio. He is survived by his brothers, Isabel P. Rubio and wife Amelia and Victor P. Rubio and Sue Gallardo, all of Victoria; sister, Marian F. Rubio and Victor Ramirez of San Antonio; sisters-in-law, Abelina Rubio of Dacosta, Margaret Rubio of Telfner and...
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Mary H. McQueen

September 23, 1920 - May 28, 2016

Mary Harmon "Queenie" McQueen finished her life journey May 28, 2016 at the age of 95. A resident of Victoria, Texas for over 40 years, Mary spent the last 12 years as a member of the Copperfield Village family, who loved her wit and compassion. Her heart and soul was DeTar Hospital. She leaves a legacy of nursing extraordinaire. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, William "...
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Richard J. Gorenflo

July 16, 1938 - May 23, 2016

Richard J. "Dick" Gorenflo, 77, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016 at his home in Victoria, Texas. Son of the late John R. and Anna Werner Gorenflo, he was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved several times due to his father's work. He graduated high school in Bay City, Michigan, attended Marquette University before graduating from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a...
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Faustina Orsak

March 21, 1940 - May 23, 2016

Sister Faustina Orsak, 76, of Victoria, died May 23, 2016. She was born March 21, 1940, in Sealy, Texas to the late John and Albina Gajewski Orsak. She was a Sister of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament. She attended elementary school at Frydek Catholic School and at Immaculate Conception School in Sealy. She entered Nazareth Convent in 1955, after graduating from Nazareth Academy she...
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Adolf E. Motal

May 27, 1927 - May 16, 2016

Adolf E. Motal, 88, of Victoria, passed away on May 16, 2016. He was born May 27, 1927 on a farm in Breslau, Texas to the late Adolph A. and Konstantina Kocian Motal. He later grew up with 5 brothers and a sister on a farm in Moulton. Adolf graduated Salutatorian from Komensky High School in Komensky, Texas. As a young man in 1946, Adolf proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the...
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Leonard Holchak

August 23, 1949 - May 14, 2016

Leonard "Butch" Holchak, 66, of Victoria, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016. He was born on August 23, 1949 in Victoria to the late Brian Holchak and Evelyn Waer Holchak. Butch retired as a manager from Fastop #4 Store and was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.He is survived by his brother, Ricky Simmons of Ashdown, AR; cousin, James Sherman and his beloved Chihuahua, Peaches. ...
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Helen C. Knebel

July 22, 1934 - May 7, 2016

Helen C. Knebel, 81, of Victoria, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016. She was born on July 22, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Arthur B. Johnson and Edna Tuberson Johnson. Helen was a graduate of Neville High School in Monroe, LA and attended NLSC in Monroe. She was active for 23 years in the Citizens Medical Center Auxiliary and was also a member of the Morning Study Club, Quilt Guild,...
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