Our Obituaries

Leslie W. Janssen

November 3, 1928 - September 18, 2017

Leslie W. Janssen, 88, of Victoria, passed away on September 18, 2017 in Victoria. Leslie was born in Moulton, Texas to Fritz and Clara Janssen on November 3, 1928. He graduated from St. Joseph High School. He married Elizabeth Bianchi on July 30 in Victoria, Texas. He graduated from Victoria College. He worked as a instrumentation and computer technician for Dupont for 34 years. He was a...
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Hazel Donna Settle

January 13, 1925 - September 17, 2017

Hazel Brown Settle, 92, of Rosenberg, Texas passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017. Hazel was born January 13, 1925 in Donna, Texas to the late George Thomas and Alice Elizabeth Brohman Brown. Hazel was a registered nurse for over 18 years at DeTar Hospital and was the supervisor of the surgical floor. Hazel was very active in many dance clubs, a member of Daughter of the Nile, Past President of...
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Lee E. Morris

September 10, 1965 - September 17, 2017

Arrangements are pending under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels, 361/573-4546, Victoria, Texas, 77904.
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Allan L. Butler

November 9, 1927 - September 14, 2017

Allan Lee Butler, 89, of Victoria passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was born November 9, 1927 in Cuero to the late Amos Lee Butler and Albertina Gohmert Butler Giesick. He served his country in the United States Army. He retired from CPL and was a businessman and rancher. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, teacher,...
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Bobby Leon Higgins

June 24, 1927 - September 13, 2017

Bobby Leon Higgins, 90, of Victoria passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017. He was born June 24, 1927 in Eldorado, OK to the late Henry and Marie Wesley Higgins. Bobby was happiest when outdoors working in his yard and garden. He enjoyed woodworking and was known as a fellow who could fix anything. Bobby was outgoing and friendly to all, in fact he never met a stranger. He was devoted to...
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Dorothy Emily Quast Hersey

June 13, 1919 - September 13, 2017

Dorothy Emily Quast Hersey, 98, of Victoria passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017. She was born June 13, 1919 in Yoakum to the late Emil Anton and Lillie Richter Quast. Dorothy served her country in the United States Navy during World War II. She was a bookkeeper and administrative assistant for the Cliburn Cattle Company. Upon retiring she volunteered as a Pink Lady for Citizens Medical...
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Carolyn Sternadel

January 23, 1941 - September 12, 2017

Carolyn Sternadel, 76, of Victoria, passed away September 12, 2017. Carolyn was born January 23, 1941 in El Campo, Texas to the late Grady and Edith Rod Ingle. She retired from Marshall Pontiac of Port Lavaca where she worked as office manager. After retiring, she volunteered at the Port Lavaca Food Pantry. She loved camping with family and friends. She made sure that birthdays and holidays were...
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Marlene Godsey

September 3, 1934 - September 12, 2017

Marlene DeButch Godsey, 83, of Victoria, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Marlene was born September 3, 1934 in Norman, Oklahoma to the late Irene McMillan. While born in Oklahoma, Marlene grew up in California where she met her husband, Etherige Godsey, Jr. and they were married in 1957.As a career navy wife, Marlene lived in Japan, California, New Mexico and Texas and raised two boys,...
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Jan Marie Hodgson

February 11, 1943 - September 12, 2017

On September 12, Jan M. Hodgson went to her heavenly home. She was born February 11, 1943 in Houston, TX to Jack C. Goodson and Alice V. Carpenter Goodson. She attended Industrial High School and played flute in the Industrial Golden Cobra band. She married Max R. Hodgson in October 1965 and settled in Inez, TX to raise their family. In addition to being a loving mother and wife, she will be...
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Winfred A. Kainer

January 19, 1929 - September 8, 2017

Winfred A. Kainer, 88, of Victoria passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017. He was born January 19, 1929 in Schulenburg, TX to Edmund A. and Hilda Hollas Kainer. Winfred was a farmer in the Victoria community for over 40 years and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church throughout his life. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth Strelczyk Kainer of Victoria; daughter Brenda (Jerry W.)...
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Shirley May Joiner

August 2, 1941 - September 8, 2017

Shirley May Joiner, 76 of Victoria passed away on September 8, 2017. She was born August 2, 1941 in Orange, TX to Edward Virgil and Elmira LeDoux Goldsmith.She is survived by her daughter, Cara Barton; four grandchildren, Rachel Broussard, Joshua Joiner , Daniel and Dustin Barton; five great grandchildren; sister Etta (Tom) Lehmann; brother Charles (Martha) Goldsmith; sister-in-laws Margo Joiner...
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Jacqueline D. Kaspar

January 26, 1964 - September 1, 2017

Jacqueline "Jackie" Denice Kaspar, 53, of Lufkin, passed away September 1, 2017. Jackie was born January 26, 1964 in Ganado, Texas to Connie Nell Bowen Kaspar and the late Frank William Kaspar. Jackie was a fun-loving, free-spirited individual. She could instantly light up a room, was quick to laugh, and had a huge heart full of love for her family and friends. She always made time to call for...
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Constance A. Pilgram

May 27, 1927 - September 1, 2017

Constance Ann Pilgram, 90, of Long Mott, passed away on September 1, 2017. Ann was born May 27, 1927 to the late Thomas W. and Gertrude King McCullough in Sharon, Pennsylvania. After graduating high school she moved to Victoria Texas where she lived with her beloved grandparents and enjoyed spending time with her dear cousin Mary "Pood" Wheeler. After working briefly for Red Cross of Victoria...
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Jay F. Wilson

January 26, 1938 - August 28, 2017

Jay Fran "Grumpy" Wilson, 79, of Victoria, passed away August 28, 2017. Fran was born January 26, 1938 in Hollis, Oklahoma to the late Clyde and Evelyn Herrin Wilson. He worked as a medical lab technician for over 50 years at both Hohf Clinic & Hospital in Victoria and Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca.Fran is survived by his wife of 51 years, Janette Mazoch Wilson; son, Reese...
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Katherine A. Horecka

July 31, 1929 - August 25, 2017

Katherine A. Horecka, 88, passed away August 25, 2017. Katherine was born July 31, 1929 in Tivoli to the late Herman and Agnes Groth Daniels. Katherine was a strong loving woman who made sure family always came first. She also loved her weekly Margaritas trips with her daughter. Katherine was a member of Our Lady of Victory.Katherine is survived by her daughter, Trish Barber of Victoria; sisters,...
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Ina Jane Pratt

January 3, 1944 - August 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, TX.
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Cresencio Ortega

April 28, 1944 - August 18, 2017

Cresencio "Chris" Ortega, Jr., 73, of Victoria, passed away August 18, 2017. Chris was born in Cuero, Texas to the late Cresencio, Sr. and Aurora Ortega. Chris was a catholic and member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.Chris is survived by sisters; Virginia Falcon (Louis) of Telferner, Evelyn Grimaldo (Humberto) of Port Lavaca, Herlinda Ortega of Port Lavaca; brothers, Rangelio Ortega Sr....
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Shirley N. Hammond

October 15, 1926 - August 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, TX.
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David R. Snell

April 5, 1976 - August 9, 2017

David Raymond Snell II, of Divide, Colorado, son of Muriel Suzette Snell and David Snell, passed from this life August 9, 2017. David, 41, was born April 5, 1976. He was a great kid and very much loved. He has an exceptional love of music and was a fine father to his children. As an adult he served his country in Iraq as a Radiology Technician in the United States Army. He made many fast friends...
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Marilyn J. Beams

March 28, 1941 - August 6, 2017

Marilyn Jo Beams, 76, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Victoria, Texas. She was born on March 28, 1941 in Cameron, Milam County. She was married on December 1, 1962 to Jesse Beams. They are longtime residents of Victoria. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend and will be deeply missed.Marilyn is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jesse Beams; her mother, Jewel Petty...
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David Solan Engel

July 21, 1923 - August 4, 2017

David Solan Engel passed away peacefully at home on August 4, 2017, at the age of 94. He was born on June 17, 1923, in Mineola, Texas to the late Pincus Engel and Rebecca Weingarten Engel and was raised in Sherman, Texas. After attending Kemper Military School for two years in Bonneville, Missouri, Engel studied liberal arts at Albion College in Albion, Michigan leaving during his junior year in...
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Daniel T. Boltz

April 10, 1930 - August 2, 2017

Daniel Boltz, 87, of Victoria passed away August 2, 2017. He was born April 10, 1930 in Hallettsville, TX to the late Herman and Alma Buess Boltz.Dan married Mary Earline Brown on June 27, 1950. He was a 48 year employee of the Victoria Advocate. Dan had a great love for nature and enjoyed outdoor recreational activities and was an avid and productive gardener. He was a longtime member of...
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Sylvia Jean Frank

November 28, 1940 - July 31, 2017

Sylvia Jean Frank, 76, of Victoria passed away Monday, July 31, 2017. She was born November 28, 1940 in Topeka, Kansas to the late Mark Robert and Irma Lucille Barger Lumb. She married James Frank on June 4, 1961. She grew up in Brentwood, Missouri and attended Drury College. Sylvia was a devoted wife, mother and Nana who loved her family. She had a wide circle of friends and never met a...
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Walter Willile House

March 22, 1935 - July 30, 2017

Walter Willie House, 82, of Inez, passed away July 30, 2017. Walter was born March 22, 1935 in Hallettsville, TX to the late Watson Ward and Willie Francis Parker House Henry. Walter is survived by his daughter, Bobbie Sue Green (Peter) of Victoria; step-children, Johnny Bush (Cindy) of Inez, Charlie Bush (Sandy) of San Antonio, Helen Angley (Steve) of North Carolina, Mary Lee Barr of Inez, David...
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Victor E. Haynes

July 17, 1922 - July 29, 2017

Victor Emanuel Haynes, Jr. passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the age of 95. He was born in Victoria on July 17, 1922, to the late Mattie Miosga and Victor Emanuel Haynes. Victor graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1940. He served as a pilot in the United States Air Force during World War II and the Korean war. Victor continued to serve in the Air Force Reserves and retired as a...
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Travis L. Madden

August 26, 1940 - July 29, 2017

Travis "Skip" Madden, 76, of Victoria passed away Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at his home with his family at his side. Skip was born in Rockport, Texas on August 26, 1940 to Travis Lee and Lorena Eloise Madden. He was a founding member of John Wesley United Methodist Church.He is survived by his son, Keith (Carol) Madden of Inez, and daughter, Missy (Dwayne) Klimitchek of Edna; grandchildren,...
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Emily Josephine Buckert

November 25, 1924 - July 28, 2017

Emily J. Buckert, 92, of Victoria, Texas passed away peacefully on July 28th 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, H. Fred Buckert, sisters, Frances Patton, Mary Ohrt, Bessy Adams, and brother, Pat Smolik. She is survived by her children, Byron Buckert (Debora), Dr. Phylis B. Canion (Steve), Kai Buckert (Janet), and Vivian Boyd (David); seven granddaughters and two great-grandchildren,...
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Haunera Mae Coleman

July 17, 1919 - July 28, 2017

Haunera Mae Coleman, 98, of Victoria passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. She was born July 17, 1919 in Corsicana, Texas to Entos C. and Mae Belle Hocutt Herod. Mrs. Coleman was a bookkeeper for 27 year with the Humble School District. In her spare time Haunera enjoyed and practiced all the hand arts like quilting and cross-stitching and was very accomplished in that field.She is survived by her...
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Frankie Lee Williams

June 7, 1929 - July 28, 2017

Frankie Lee Williams, 88 of Victoria passed away on Friday July 28, 2017. She was born June 7, 1929 in Fannin, TX to Johnnie L. Williams and Ceola Wesley Williams.Survivors include her daughters, Ruby (Larry) Dean of Victoria, Joyce (Isiah) Johnson of Victoria, Mildred (Chester) Polk of New Jersey, Bessie (Fred) Hobbs of Victoria; son, Bess Williams, Jr. of Victoria; twelve grandchildren and...
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Kenneth Dale Marshall

April 4, 1934 - July 26, 2017

Kenneth Dale Marshall went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 while at home on the ranch with family. There is no doubt he and his loved ones who went before him are happily reunited in Heaven. He was born on April 4, 1934 and attended school in Bloomington. He graduated in May of 1952 and continued his education at Texas A&I University, graduating in May of 1956. ...
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Harrison Harrison Wilborn

July 18, 1955 - July 25, 2017

Harrison Wilborn, 62, of Victoria passed away Tuesday July 25, 2017. Harrison was born in Port Lavaca, TX on July 18, 1955 to Robert Earl and June Johnson Wilborn. He was a member of Central Church of Christ.He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gail Fudge Wilborn, sons, Brian (Nikki) Wilborn, Brent (Karri) Wilborn and daughter Amy Delagarza. Mother, June Wilborn; sisters, Allyson Marburger,...
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Dorthy Smith Abrams

November 27, 1949 - July 20, 2017

Dorthy (Dee) Smith Abrams of Cypress, Texas, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the age of 67 after battling cancer for the past year.Dee was born November 27, 1949 in Straubing, West Germany to the parents of Francis W. and Betty Rose Karmann Smith before relocating to the United States and later settling in Victoria, Texas.She is survived by a daughter, Heather Abrams Raesz of Taylor,...
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John Robert Lassmann

August 24, 1944 - July 19, 2017

John Robert Lassmann Sr., 72, of Inez, passed away July 19, 2017. John was born August 24, 1944 in Dewitt County to the late Carl Oscar and Pearl Adelia Brandt Lassmann. John loved his home, family, spending time outside and his pets.John is survived by his wife, Pauline Lydia Ekstrom Lassmann; sons, John Robert Lassmann Jr. of Victoria, Russell Lee Lassmann (Rachel) of Mission Valley; daughters,...
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Kenneth G. Dietzel

May 18, 1938 - July 19, 2017

Kenneth G. Dietzel, 79, of Victoria passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was born May 18, 1938 in Victoria to the late Albert G. and Paula A. Scheel Dietzel. He graduated from Victoria High School in 1958. Kenneth retired from Alcoa in 1998 with 26 years of service. He was a devoted husband of 56 years to his wife, Shirley Woods Dietzel, and a devoted father and grandfather. Kenneth...
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Lurlyn Dunbar Whitley

April 16, 1921 - July 17, 2017

Lurlyn Dunbar Whitley, 96, of Victoria, passed away July 17, 2017. Lurlyn was born April 16, 1921 in Matagorda County to the late Robert Boyd and Nora Catherine Duke Dunbar. Lurlyn worked for Cartwright Oil Company as a bookkeeper for over 40 years. She loved to sew, cook and garden. She is survived by her daughter, Charlyn Sue Roby Sciacca (Johnny) of Victoria; 2 nieces and 3 great-nieces and...
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Amelia K. Sweeney

February 15, 1941 - July 16, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Millie Sweeney announces her passing on Sunday, July 16th, 2017, at the age of 76 years after a long battle with cancer. She passed in peace during her sleep at Twin Pines Nursing Home.She was born on February 15, 1941, to Adolph and Hermine Kleiber, who preceded her in death. Millie grew up in Victoria, Texas and was a member of the inaugural...
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Carl F. Baumgartner

November 2, 1928 - July 8, 2017

Carl F. "Bunky" Baumgartner Jr. 88, of Victoria, passed away July 8, 2017. He was born November 2, 1928 in Corpus Christi to the late Carl Sr. and Audrey Power Baumgartner. His Great Great Grandfather was James Power. He grew up and went to School at Vidauri and Refugio. He served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War. Horses, being a marksman and photographer were some of...
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Paul Allen Highberg

August 8, 1925 - July 6, 2017

Paul Highberg Sr, 91, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2017 surrounded by his family. Paul was born August 8, 1925 in Palacios, TX to the late Nels P. and O'Linda LeCompte Highberg. He was the last surviving sibling of 11 children. Paul was part of the greatest generation, proudly serving in The United States Navy during WWII. He also enjoyed wood working, collecting coins, and spending time...
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Belia T. Trevino

January 3, 1928 - July 5, 2017

Belia T. Trevino, 89, of Victoria, passed away peacefully July 5, 2017. Belia was born January 3, 1928 in Santa Rosa, TX to the late Pedro and Michaela Garza Trevino. Belia was a housewife who loved her family and a member of Holy Trinity Chapel.Belia is survived by her sons, Arturo Trevino (Mary) of Victoria, Artemio Trevino (Irma) of Richmond; daughters, Mary A. Martinez (Ernest) of Humble,...
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Ramona Lee Pickle

August 4, 1931 - July 4, 2017

Ramona Lee (Mitchell) Pickle passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017. She was born August 4, 1931 in Dallas to the late Roger Hon and Dorothy Lee (Green) Mitchell. She married Jack Richard Pickle July 10, 1951. Ramona was the Ex-Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the County Secretary of the Republican Party for 25 years. She...
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Robert B. McGuire

August 12, 1946 - July 1, 2017

Robert B. McGuire, Sr. (Bob), 70, passed away July 1, 2017. He was born on August 12, 1946 in West Point, NY to the late Bernard McGuire and Irene Leach McGuire. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Carmen; sons Robert B. McGuire, Jr., Corpus Christi, TX; Patrick J. McGuire, Bastrop, TX; grandchildren, Joseph Dee, Mara Rose, Caleb Anthony, Caitlin Amber, Liam Patrick, Ian Michael;...
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Neilene A. Chapman

August 28, 1930 - June 30, 2017

Neilene Chapman, 86, of Victoria passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017. She was born August 28, 1930 in Abilene, TX to Loyce Douglas and Dovie Edna Collenbach Anderson. Neilene was a school teacher for VISD and retired after 31 years. She and her husband, Charles Raymon, traveled extensively across the United States, and spent much in Colorado. In her spare time she loved being in her yard...
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JoAnne Bailey

April 7, 1929 - June 29, 2017

JoAnne Bailey, 88, of Victoria passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017. She was born April 7, 1929 in San Antonio, Texas to Alvin Lee and Sarah Adams Freeman. JoAnne was a social worker and a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. JoAnne was devoted to her church and her Bible study group. She loved spending time with her family and her fur baby, Brandy.She is survived by her daughter,...
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Esther K. Boyd

September 17, 1927 - June 29, 2017

Esther E. Key Boyd, 89, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017, following a lengthy illness. Esther was born on September 17, 1927, in Port Lavaca, Texas, to the late R.E. and Myrtle Cope Key. She is survived by her twin sister and best friend, Ethel Matulik, and her children, Steven Boyd and Randy Key Boyd (Ann), of Victoria, TX; Kent Boyd (Phyllis) of Katy, TX; and Diane Richter (Matt) of...
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Larry Pena

January 13, 1975 - June 28, 2017

Larry Pena passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the age of 42. He was born on January 13, 1975 to the late Jose G. Pena Sr. and Mary Gutierrez.Larry was a hard worker who had a passion for living life to the fullest. His laughter was infectious and could fill up any room. He was always the life of the party and never passed up an opportunity to break out his dance moves. Larry was many things...
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Fred Carl Adix

November 27, 1920 - June 24, 2017

Fred Carl Adix, 96, of Victoria, passed away June 24, 2017. Fred was born November 27, 1920 in Rush Center, Kansas to Fritz Carl and Norma Strieber Adix. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church.Fred is survived by his sister, Jean Gohmert of Yorktown; nephews, Larry Gohmert (Nancy) of Yorktown, Mike Nicholson (Lesley) of Houston; great-nephew, Christopher Gohmert (fiancé, Hilary) of...
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Dalton L. Thurk

May 24, 1936 - June 24, 2017

Dalton went to be with the Lord on June 24, 2017, at the age of 81. He was born on May 24, 1936, in Cuero, Texas to R.C. and Corine (Knocke) Thurk. Dalton married the love of his life Lillian Boehm Thurk. He was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory, a barber for over 56 years before retiring, a U.S. Army and Navy Veteran, a Citizen's Hospital Volunteer, member of the Knights of...
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Anna Bell Knebel

August 29, 1931 - June 23, 2017

Our beloved Mother and Grandmother, Anna Bell Doehring Knebel, 85, passed away on June 23, 2017. She was born on August 29, 1931 in Flatonia, Texas to the late George Anton and Vlasta Kocian Doehring. On February 8, 1958, she married Richard Louis Knebel in Flatonia, Texas. She graduated from Flatonia High School in 1948 and St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Houston, Texas as a Registered Nurse...
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Warren Warren Nowlin

August 8, 1968 - June 21, 2017

Delbert Warren Nowlin III, 48, of Vanderbilt passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. He was born August 8, 1968 in Calhoun County to Pauline Lesak Nowlin and the late Delbert Warren Nowlin Jr. He was involved in farming most of his life. He was married to his best friend, Carrie Lynn Charbula Nowlin, for 25 years. Warren was a great father who was so very proud of his sons, Justin and Coree, aka...
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Clyde W. West

July 1, 1921 - June 16, 2017

Clyde William West went to be with His Heavenly Father on June 16, 2017. He was born July 01, 1921 to John R. and Lillie Maud West in Refugio, Texas. In his teens, Clyde worked as a cattle rancher before he entered the United States Army in 1941. He was an honored member of the Company B 35th Engineers Battalion where he fought in World War II in areas including Northern France, Ardennes,...
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Angel Lee E. Karnei

October 10, 1921 - June 11, 2017

Angel Lee Elizabeth Weise Karnei, 95, of Victoria, went to be with her Lord on June 11, 2017. Angel Lee was born in Goliad, TX, on October 10, 1921 to the late Arthur and Minnie Wolf Weise. Angel Lee was a member of the VFW Auxiliary for 60+ years and the Herman Sons Da Costa Lodge for 60+ yrs., member of First English Lutheran Church for 72 years and also the 50 & Fun dominos group, Good...
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Curtis H. Ross

October 9, 1925 - June 9, 2017

Curtis Howard Ross, of Placedo, Texas, went to be with The Lord and Savior Friday, June 9th, 2017. He was 91 years old. Curtis was born October 9, 1925, in Goliad County, Texas to the late William and Cardelia Ross. He retired from Sun Oil Company and self-employed rancher. He was a member of Webster Chapel United Methodist Church. Curtis met the love of his life Gwendolyn Ross, they were...
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Alden Hubert Knapp

February 24, 1941 - June 7, 2017

Alden H. Knapp (US Army Retired) went to meet his maker on June 7, 2017. He was born February 24, 1941, the sixth child of Louis and Dorothy (Murdock) Knapp. He graduated from Oneonta High School (59') in Oneonta, NY.He enlisted in the US Army Nation Guard in 1959 serving his country for 40 years and retiring as a Sgt First Class.On April 30, 1966 he married the love of his life, Mary Cargill...
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Emmett Cole

March 23, 1930 - June 7, 2017

Emmett Cole Jr., 87, of Victoria went to be with his Lord on June 7, 2017, and join his beloved wife of 68 years, Elsie Ruth Porter Cole, who passed away last summer. He was born March 23, 1930, in Olivia, TX, to the late Wesley Emmett Cole, Sr. and Albin Wynn Cole. After graduating from the University of Houston School of Law in 1953, Emmett became one of the founding members of the Law Firm...
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Carol J. Laughhunn

January 5, 1951 - June 6, 2017

Carol J. Laughhunn, 63, passed away June 6, 2017. Carol was born January 5, 1954 in Victoria to the late Andrew L. Speakerman and Margie Nitschmann Cummings. Carol was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker. She was a lifelong writer. Carol wrote and published the Crain school newspaper when she was in junior high. She also had a degree in journalism from the University of Texas, and was on...
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James J. Mullen

December 18, 1935 - June 5, 2017

James J Mullen, 81, of Victoria, passed away June 5, 2017. Heaven is a richer place with Jim's passing. He was a devout Catholic whose faith was a guiding force in his life. He will always be remembered as a loving and supportive husband and father, putting other's needs ahead of his own. He was a kind and compassionate friend to all, always ready to lend an ear by being a mentor to many,...
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Eural Ray Gray

October 14, 1932 - June 5, 2017

Eural Ray Gray passed away Monday, June 5, 2017. He was born October 14, 1932 in Lindsay, Oklahoma, to the late Wesley and Edith Gray and was the youngest of ten children. One sister, Eunice P. Wise, was the eldest child followed by nine brother, Ralph H., Clarence E., Victor C., Earl E. (Pauline), Baskell L., Warren S., William W. Jr., and Glen D. (Lavern) and Eural R. (Mary Ann).Eural served...
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William James McCrary

March 13, 1965 - June 3, 2017

William James McCrary III, age 52, of Victoria, went to be with the Lord on June 3, 2017. Bill was born to William McCrary Jr. and Carolyn McCrary on March 13, 1965. He is survived by his parents; wife, Kathy McCrary; daughter, Taylor McCrary; sister, Debbie Wall (Ray Morais Jr); mother-in-law, Alice Davis; brother-in-law, Bobby (Shelley) Davis; brother in-law, Mark Pekar, and a great number of...
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Henry C. Gathright

May 19, 1925 - June 2, 2017

Henry C. Gathright, Jr., 92 of Victoria passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. He was born May 19, 1925 in Jackson County, TX to Henry C. Gathright and Docia Bagley Gathright. Henry was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II proudly serving his country. He owned and operated Gathright Exterminating Service for over 30 years in Pasadena, TX.Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Lillie...
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Ollie Schramek Mendel

September 8, 1925 - June 1, 2017

Ollie Schramek Mendel, 91, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017 from pancreatic cancer. She was born September 8, 1925 in Moravia, TX to the late Charles and Mary Kellner Schramek. Ollie loved to travel, polka dance, play board games, dominoes and cards. She was a wonderful cook, a talented seamstress, had a green thumb and was a whiz at crossword puzzles and the Cryptoquip. Ollie loved her...
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Deborah Marie Kuchler

April 6, 1954 - May 31, 2017

Deborah "Debbie" M. Kuchler, 63, of Lolita passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. She was born April 6, 1954 in Victoria to Jake Henry Hencerling and Anna Marie Miori Hencerling. Debbie was a secretary for Garland Sandhop, CPA in Edna and was a bookkeeper for the Edna Country Club. She was an active member of St. John Bosco Church where she served as CCD Coordinator...
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Janie G. Zeplin

July 27, 1946 - May 30, 2017

Janie Lenette Zeplin, 70, of Victoria passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017. She was born July 27, 1946 in Victoria to the late Elden C. Ketler and Faye Fagan Gamblin. Later, through a second marriage she was adopted by Mr. Amye Gamblin. She graduated in 1964 from Austwell-Tivoli High School in Tivoli, Texas. She immediately attended Victoria Junior College majoring in Music, under the instruction...
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Jack E. Haith

March 7, 1930 - May 30, 2017

Jack E. Haith, 87, of Port Lavaca passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. He was born on March 7, 1930 in Auburn, Nebraska to Walter Eugene and Opal Chandler Haith. Jack graduated from Auburn High School and after graduation joined the U.S. Air Force and served all over the world. While he was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base he met the love of his life, Bernice Schmidt, and they were happily...
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Connie R. Green

September 3, 1950 - May 30, 2017

Connie Renae Green, age 66, of Victoria passed away May 30, 2017 after a long illness. She was a gentle spirit who loved all. She loved to travel mainly in the Caribbean Islands. She had a love for teaching the "Teen Scene" at Sunday School. She served graciously in the Church until her illness prevented her from doing so. Connie was employed as a Registered Nurse and Case Manager for DeTar...
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Richard L. Scott

October 6, 1948 - May 25, 2017

Richard Louis Scott, 68, of Victoria passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017. He was born October 6, 1948 in Quanah, Texas to Marion Ross Scott and the late Joellen Rockholt Riley. Richard graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972, with a Bachelor's in Education. He was president of the Delta Chi Fraternity for 2 years and one of the biggest Georgia Bulldog fans around. In 2012, he retired...
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Jerome P. Faskas

June 26, 1951 - May 20, 2017

Jerome P. "Jerry" Faskas, 65, of Victoria, passed away May 20, 2017 after a 12-year battle with ALS. Jerry was born June 26, 1951 in Orange, Calif. to the late Paul Steven Faskas and Betty Lou Lehman Kuhljuergen. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War era, and wore his Corps hat the rest of his days.His greatest love was for the Lord and telling people the good...
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Colette Oldmixon

March 1, 1934 - May 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, TX.
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Agapito R. Villarreal

November 26, 1966 - May 18, 2017

Agapito R. "Pete" Villarreal, 50, of Victoria passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017. He was born November 26, 1966 in Laredo to the Graciela Villarreal and the late Pedro Villarreal. He served his country in the United States Marines. Pete was employed by Frito Lay, and he was a member of Faith Family Church.Survivors include his wife, Maggie Meyer Villarreal; his mother, Graciela Villarreal;...
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Melba Frankson Anders

January 14, 1925 - May 15, 2017

Melba Frankson Anders of Houston, formerly of Victoria went peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday, May 15, 2017. She was born in Carancuhua, Texas on January 14, 1925 to the late Fluke and June Frankson.She was married to her childhood sweetheart on May 30, 1945 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They had 67 ½ years together. After the war they moved to Victoria and established Anders...
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Emilie Annie Kusak

October 8, 1912 - May 12, 2017

Emilie Annie Kusak, 104, of Victoria passed away surrounded by loved ones May 12, 2017. Emilie was born October 8, 1912 in Granger, Texas to the late Joe and Anna Kokes. Emilie lived on a farm and was a woman of many talents. She loved raising her chickens, working in her garden, canning peaches and pears, was an excellent cook and a one of a kind grandmother. Emilie truly enjoyed spending time...
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Beatrice Baker

January 22, 1914 - May 12, 2017

Beatrice Baker, 103, of Victoria passed away May 12, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. Beatrice was born January 22, 1914 in Deweyville, Texas to the late George and Annie Allen Wilson. Beatrice retired from Jasper Saw Mill as a security guard. Beatrice is survived by her daughter, Berta Joyce (Ken) Miller of Athens, Texas; sister, Patsy Wilson of Kingwood, Texas; daughter-in-law, Janette Baker...
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Rose Marie Dunlap

June 21, 1932 - May 11, 2017

Rose Marie Dunlap, age 84, passed away, Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Victoria, Texas. She was born June 21, 1932, in Port Lavaca, Texas to the late Roselle and Marie Clegg. She graduated from Port Lavaca High School in 1951 and received her Bachelor of Psychology degree from The University of Houston in 1981.Rose was a loving and faithful wife, mother, daughter, sister and more. She blessed the...
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Ruby Nell Krawietz

September 1, 1930 - May 8, 2017

Ruby Nell Krawietz, 86, of Victoria, passed away May 8, 2017. Ruby was born September 1, 1930 in the Camp Ranch Community to the late Lon and Annie Hollub Harrell. Ruby worked for Bealls for 17 years, was a 4-H leader and was an animal lover.Ruby is survived by her son, Akers Krawietz (Johnna); sisters, Pearl Burkett, Addie Lea Wahl, Annie Bockman; grandchildren, Stacy Riedel, Justin Krawietz ...
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George A. Totah

August 4, 1927 - May 8, 2017

George Anthony Totah, 89, of Victoria, passed away May 8, 2017. George was born August 4, 1927 in Rochester, New York, to the late Peter E. and Miriam Dabis Totah. George served his country in the United States Navy in World War II. He was a graduate of The University of Texas with a degree in pharmacy and was the owner and pharmacist for over 40 years at Totah's Pharmacy in Victoria. George...
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Jean Clark Crocker

February 11, 1923 - May 6, 2017

Eleanor Jeanne Clark Crocker (Jean), passed away peacefully, Saturday, May 6, 2017 surrounded by family. Jean was born February 11, 1924 in Galveston, Texas to Daniel Curran Clark and Mildred Cox Clark.Jean married her high school sweetheart, John J. Crocker, in Galveston, Texas. After marriage the couple moved to Corpus Christi, Texas then to Victoria, Texas where she lived for over 65 years...
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Mary Perry Cheatham

September 10, 1935 - May 4, 2017

Mary (Perry) Cheatham passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior at her home on May 4, 2017. The youngest of six children, Mary was born September 10, 1935 in Atlanta, Arkansas to Herschel and Addie Perry. Oh my, she loved her Razorbacks!While in high school she met her one and only, the love of her life, (John) Jerry Cheatham. They were married October 4, 1960 in Magnolia, Arkansas. Over...
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Curtis Wayne Wilkins

June 20, 1953 - May 2, 2017

Curtis Wayne Wilkins, 63, of Glen Flora passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017. He was born June 20, 1953 in Enid, Oklahoma to the late Neil Wilkins and Eileen Jackson Wilkins. Curtis was self-employed in the nursery business. He was a member of the Episcopal Church.Survivors include his husband, Aristides Revelo of Glen Flora; step-mother, Rose Wilkins of Lockhart; brothers, Dr. Charles Wilkins and...
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Vera Foster Sparks

January 11, 1932 - May 1, 2017

Vera Mae Foster Sparks of Victoria was called to be with her Lord on May 1, 2017. She was the 5th child born to Rufus L. and Ocie Foster. She was born on January 11, 1932. She attended Nazareth Academy. She met the love of her life Allen 'Leroy' Sparks Sr. and they were married January 17, 1948. They were married 69 years. She is survived by sons, Allen Sparks Jr. and Ricky Sparks (Roxanna);...
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Elizabeth Barnett

December 31, 1953 - April 29, 2017

Elizabeth "Libby" Barnett, 63, of Victoria passed away April 29, 2017. Libby was born December 31, 1953 in Victoria to the late Bellsen and Grace Lynette Schneider Dugat. Libby loved spending family time with her boys and grandchildren and loved her dog, BoBo. She was proud of her catholic faith and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She enjoyed being at the beach and spending...
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Larry K. Newman

August 10, 1940 - April 27, 2017

Larry K. Newman, lifelong resident of Victoria, Texas died April 27, 2017. He was born August 10, 1940 to the late Lola Copley Newman Felder and Elmo Newman. He was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Stephanie Kirkpatrick. Larry is survived by his wife, Billye Newman, his daughter, Cynthia Kirkpatrick, his son, Kent Newman and wife, Beth, and his grandson, Dean Kirkpatrick.Mr. Newman...
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Roque Ramirez

November 17, 1961 - April 27, 2017

VICTORIA - Roque Ramirez passed away April 27, 2017. He was born in Port Lavaca, TX on February 20, 1934. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard O. and Frances Garcia Ramirez and brother, Johnny.Roque was a life member of Our Lady of The Gulf Catholic Church in Port Lavaca, TX. He was a graduate of Port Lavaca High School Class of 1952. He worked as an I & E Technician at Alcoa;...
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Nina Mae Schulte

November 2, 1940 - April 23, 2017

Nina Mae Schulte, 76, of Victoria, passed away April 23, 2017. Nina was born November 2, 1940 in Hallettsville, TX to the late Henry and Lidia Boethel. Nina was a homemaker and a secretary for her families company, Victoria Automotive and Transmission for over 35 year. Nina loved working in her yard, loved dogs and loved her trips to Big Bend National Park.Nina is survived by her sons, Charles...
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Dorothy D. Hartman

October 5, 1916 - April 23, 2017

Dorothy Smith Hartman was born October 5, 1916 in Victoria, Texas into a pioneer ranching family. Elliott Sutherland and Ada Dee (Griffin) Smith were her parents. She had one brother, Fred E. Smith. Being part of a ranching and farming family taught her to love the outdoors, cattle and the land, and she spent as much time in the country as she could. Dorothy graduated from Patti Welder School...
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Simon T. Felan

October 28, 1936 - April 20, 2017

Simon T. Felan, 80, of Victoria passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017. He was born October 28, 1936 in Gonzales, Texas to the late Juan and Pabula Torres Felan. He was a retired brick layer and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.Survivors include his daughter, Mary Ann Ramirez (Joe Michael) of Victoria; sons, Simon Felan Jr. (Diana) of Edna and Daniel Martinez (Rosie) of Texas City;...
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Leonard Paul Gietz

June 27, 1945 - April 19, 2017

Leonard Paul Gietz, M.D., 71, of Victoria, Texas passed away on April 19, 2017 at his home in the company of his family after a seven-year battle with colorectal cancer. Born in Pincher Creek, Alberta on June 27, 1945 to the late Eleanora and Ernest Gietz, Leonard was raised in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where he learned the value of hard work and the art of conversation. During his two...
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Johnny A. Strelec

January 31, 1943 - April 18, 2017

Johnnie Adolph Strelec passed away peacefully with family by his side on April 18, 2017 at the age of 74 years old. He was born in Ganado, TX to Adolph Strelec and Lillie Rose Strelec on January 31, 1943.He is survived by his brother, Allan (Monica) Strelec, his niece, Kristi (Billy) Bernard and nephew, Austin Strelec; great nieces, Brynn and Blair Bernard. He is also survived by a daughter,...
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Thomas Columba McLaughlin

June 10, 1931 - April 17, 2017

Monsignor Thomas Columba "Colm" McLaughlin was born in Malin, County Donegal, Ireland, to Eugene and Ellen McLaughlin on June 10, 1931. He was the youngest of seven children, two girls and five boys. In 1945, he entered St. Columb's College, in Derry - a combination of high school and minor seminary. He was a boarder there for five years. In 1950, he joined St. John College in Waterford...
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Byrd Lillian Dreyer Farrar

October 7, 1921 - April 13, 2017

Byrd Lillian Dreyer Farrar, 95, of Victoria, passed away April 13, 2017. Lillian was born October 7, 1921 in Mission Valley to the late Willie George and Ellen Gisler Dreyer. Lillian was an election judge in Mission Valley and the tax accessor collector and school secretary for Mission Valley ISD. She loved to quilt and crochet and made Christmas ornaments. Lillian was a member of Christ the King...
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Leroy H. Maikoetter

September 14, 1924 - April 10, 2017

Leroy H Maikoetter, 92, of Victoria, took his place in heaven with God on April 10, 2017. He was born in Violet, Texas September 14, 1924 to the late Rudolph and Addie Ordner Maikoetter. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, with tours in Africa and Italy. After his discharge in 1946, he married Henrietta Simons April 20, 1948, in Robstown, Texas. Moving to Victoria in 1953, together they...
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Ruth Agnes Sergeant

January 1, 1912 - April 10, 2017

Ruth Agnes Sergeant, 105, of Victoria, passed away April 10, 2017. She was born January 1, 1912 in Farmersville, TX to the late Wibb Granville Coffey and Katherine Hartsell Coffey. Ruth was a retired VISD elementary school teacher having graduated from Victoria College and Southwest Texas State Teachers College. Her favorite hobbies included knitting, sewing and weaving. She had multiple...
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Edward Lamar Goetz

February 2, 1931 - April 7, 2017

Edward Lamar Goetz February 2, 1931 - April 7, 2017Edward Lamar Goetz, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, Master Mason (50 year pin), and friend, was called home on April 7, 2017 following a one month hospital stay due to complications from a heart attack. He was born on February 2, 1931 to the late Walter and Stella Olle Goetz in Deweesville (Karnes County), Texas. At the...
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Ethel Lenora Fikac

December 16, 1952 - April 3, 2017

Our beloved mother Ethel Lenora Fikac, 64, was called to our Lord on April 3, 2017. She was born December 16, 1952 in Glen Rogers, West Virginia to the late Henry Luther and Dessie Jones Richardson. She was a diet tech for over 30 years at Regional and Detar Hospital and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Inez. She was courageous and unwavering in her spirit and faith even during her 2...
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Barry Lee Jones

June 10, 1944 - April 3, 2017

Barry Lee Jones, 72, of Victoria, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend was called home on April 3, 2017. Barry was born to Casey Charles Jones and Anne May Jones on June 10, 1944 in Yonkers, NY, but he got to Texas as fast as he could. In 1962 he married the love of his life, Martha Irene Jones. Together they raised four amazing children. He was a graduate of Victoria High School,...
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Roberta Ramirez Leadingham

August 15, 1962 - April 3, 2017

Roberta Ramirez Leadingham, 54, of Victoria passed away April 3, 2017. She was born August 15, 1962 in Victoria to Molly Ramirez, Ray Ramirez and Johnny Reyes. She was a 1980 graduate of Victoria High School. Go Stingarees!Birdie will be remembered as a hard worker who lived life to the fullest. She brought love, joy and excitement wherever she went, and was always ready to lend a helping hand...
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Guy Lynwood Smith

May 27, 1922 - April 2, 2017

Guy Lynwood Smith, 94, of Victoria passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017. Visitation will be at Northside Baptist Church Friday, April 7, 2017 from Noon - 2 pm. Funeral services will follow at 2 pm at Northside Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery with full military honors under the auspices of the Victoria Veterans Council. Share words of comfort at www...
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Rose Marie Dyer Elmer

March 17, 1933 - April 2, 2017

Rose Marie Dyer Elmer went to join her Heavenly Father on April 2, 2017. She was born March 17, 1933 in Camden -on -Gauley, West Virginia. She grew up in a small mountain town of Richwood where she developed her life-long love of music. She began her career in Charleston with United Carbon. It was there she met her husband, George H. Elmer Jr. They married and moved to Victoria in 1956 where...
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Joan M. Kagler

April 10, 1936 - April 2, 2017

Joan Marie Dawson KaglerJoan Marie Dawson Kagler, age 80, passed away on April 2, 2017. She was born on April 10, 1936, in Austin, Texas, to Clyde and Hazel Dawson. Joan grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Jim Kagler. They were married for 53 years. After moving to Victoria, Joan taught preschool at Northside Baptist Church for 23 years. Our...
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Dora Lavina Hagel Schilhab

August 1, 1927 - March 30, 2017

Dora Lavina (Hagel) SchilhabAug. 1, 1927 - Mar. 30, 2017On Thursday, March 30th as the afternoon drew to a close, Dora Schilhab slipped away to join her beloved Oscar in the eternal presence of the Lord. Affectionately known as "MeMaw", Dora gave the greatest gift possible to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren - the gift of unconditional love. She cherished every second with...
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John Stockbauer

March 23, 1933 - March 30, 2017

John Stockbauer, Jr., of Victoria, Texas passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the age of 84. He was born March 23, 1933 in Victoria to John and Tillie Stockbauer. John graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1950 as the valedictorian of his class. He served 4 years in the United States Air Force First Class in communications.After his father's passing, Johnny became president of Victoria Farm...
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Sherry Lynn Loesch

November 20, 1970 - March 26, 2017

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