Our Obituaries

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

March 19, 1935 - 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

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, TX.
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William Darrell Morley

January 21, 1919 - March 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, TX.
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Mabel Lucille Matson

February 3, 1927 - March 23, 2017

Mabel Lucille Keefe Matson, 90, of Telferner passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017. She was born February 3, 1927 in Telferner to the late James Houston and Mabel Robson Keefe. She graduated from Patti Welder High School (Class of 1944) in Victoria and York College in Nebraska. Lucille was a lifelong educator. She was also a member of the Telferner United Methodist Church.Survivors include her...
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David Wayne Johnston

February 7, 1964 - March 20, 2017

David Wayne Johnston of Victoria, TX passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at the age of 53. He was born in Victoria to Robert and Mary Jo Johnston. David graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1982 and attended Victoria College. He was an outside salesman at Service Supply for 35 years. David was a loving husband, son, father, uncle, brother, nephew, cousin and someone that could always...
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Thomas Logsdon

February 14, 1939 - March 19, 2017

Thomas Daill Logsdon of Victoria, Texas, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the age of 78. He was born on February 14, 1939 in Spencerville, Indiana to Elmer and Ruby Logsdon. In 1962, he served in the Air Force as a weapons maintenance mechanic on Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois.He was preceded in death by his parents and other family members.He is survived by his loving wife,...
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Gene Ray Balfanz

September 20, 1954 - March 19, 2017

Gene Ray Balfanz, 62, of Port Lavaca, passed away March 19, 2017. Gene was born September 20, 1954 in Victoria to the late Eugene and Olga Rohan Balfanz. Gene graduated from Victoria High School and The University of Houston-Victoria with a Bachelor of Business degree. Gene was employed as a security guard for The Dow Chemical Plant. Gene loved to collect baseball cards and was a huge Nolan Ryan...
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James Maraggia

January 29, 1937 - March 19, 2017

James Maraggia, Jr, 80 of Inez, beloved brother, uncle and great uncle joined the Lord on Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was born January 29, 1937 in Victoria County to James Maraggia, Sr. and Mary Pozzi Maraggia. James was a self-employed rancher and farmer in the Inez area, he loved fishing and hunting for pastime. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and he worked the Church functions....
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Mary Ann LeBlanc

April 1, 1932 - March 17, 2017

Mary Ann LeBlanc, 84, of Victoria passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. She was born April 1, 1932 in Yoakum to the late Frank and Lillian Friedel Herchek. Mary Ann was a member of the Secular Franciscan Order, The Stephen Ministry and the Poor Clare Sisters. She volunteered as a Pink Lady at Citizens Medical Center. She worked for 20 years as a secretary for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church...
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James M. Jaschke

April 3, 1925 - March 16, 2017

James M. Jaschke, 91, of Victoria, passed away March 16, 2017. James was born April 3, 1925 in Victoria County to the late Awald and Lula Hausmann Jaschke. James served in the United States Army and fought in WWII. He was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.James is survived by his daughter, Susie Starkey (Travis) of Victoria; brothers, James Jaschke, Jr. (Penny) and Ronald Jaschke both of...
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Mary Cisneros Echeveste

October 30, 1930 - March 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, TX.
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Ernest J. Stieler

October 13, 1925 - March 14, 2017

ERNEST J. STIELER (Sonny), 91, peacefully passed away March 14, 2017. He was born October 13, 1925 in Fredericksburg, Texas, to Louis and Mary (Keller) Stieler. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Sill Prochazka) Stieler, six daughters: Ginette (Mike) Collins of Rockport, Texas; Carol Stieler of San Antonio, Texas; Charlene (Gene) Knezek of Shiner, Texas; Bobbi (Eddie) of Longview, Texas;...
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Roger Dale Cheney

April 20, 1949 - March 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, TX.
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Dorris Kennedy Holzheauser

February 2, 1922 - March 11, 2017

Dorris Louise Kennedy Holzheauser, 95, of Inez passed away March 11, 2017. She was born February 2, 1922 in Inez to the late James Carl and Minetta Rosa Dincans Kennedy. Dorris grew up on the Kennedy Ranch helping her mother and father care for theircattle. She attended elementary school in Inez, riding her pony to get to class and graduated from high school in Edna. Growing up during the...
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Carole J. Robinson

June 8, 1937 - March 10, 2017

Carole June Robinson, 79, of Victoria, TX passed away on March 10, 2017. She was born June 8, 1937 to Maurice Hickman and Thelma Kemp Hickman.Carole graduated from Cambridge High School in 1955. Carole married Rollin Lee Robinson on March 3, 1957 in Cambridge, IL.She was a secretary for the Henry County Farm Bureau, Hyster Co. in Kewanee, John Deere in Moline and The Auto Club of Southern...
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Patricia A. Jordan

December 3, 1954 - March 9, 2017

Patricia Ann Whitfield Jordan, 62 of Dacosta passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born on December 3, 1954 in San Antonio, TX to John R. and Mildred E. Hauschild Whitfield. Patricia married the love of her life on March 29, 1974, Ted P. Jordan they shared 42 years together and had five wonderful children; Amy C. Jordan of San Antonio, Karen E. Querin of St...
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Betsy Coleman Kopecky

June 23, 1938 - March 8, 2017

Betsy Coleman Kopecky, 78, died at home on March 8, 2017 after a lengthy illness. She was born on June 23, 1938 to the late Betsy Priday Coleman and James L. Coleman. She lived in Cameron, Texas until she was 12 years old when her family moved to Bay City, Texas. Betsy graduated from Bay City High School in 1956 as valedictorian. In 1960, she graduated with honors from The University of Texas...
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Dan Smith

December 10, 1936 - March 8, 2017

Dr. C. Daniel "Dan" Smith, 80, of Victoria, Texas, passed away at home surrounded by family after a long struggle with COPD on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. He was born December 10, 1936 in Houston to the late Cloid William Watts and Ruth Ashmore Seibert. Cloid Watts died before Dan was born. The late Mervyn Clarence Smith later married Ruth and adopted Dan as his son.A Celebration of Life service...
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Rosa Lee Harpin

February 23, 1933 - March 3, 2017

Rosa Lee Harpin, 84, of Victoria passed away at home March 3, 2017. She was born on February 23, 1933 to Guy and Fronia Ferguson Sutton in Pineland, Texas. She married Lawrence Alexander Harpin on December 24, 1950 in Victoria. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church of Victoria.Rosa Lee is survived by four children, Victoria Harpin Shure and husband Peter, Veronica Harpin Tate and husband...
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Missy Kay Rael

April 21, 1969 - March 2, 2017

Melissa Kay Rael, 47, of Victoria, passed away March 2, 2017 surrounded by her loving family and friends. Missy was born April 21, 1969 in Victoria to Henry V. Mercado and the late Virginia Urbano Mercado. Missy was a loving mother, wife, sister, care giver, co-worker and friend. Missy and Melvin were Titan Booster Club members and was a true baseball mom, cheering on the Victoria East Titans...
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Sadie Lynn Price

October 20, 1930 - February 28, 2017

Sadie Lynn Price departed this life on February 28, 2017. She was born on October 20, 1930 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth M. Price; her children, Bruce Price, Carol Price, Cyndy Price Hinds and Pam Price. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Justin Lehnert. She is also survived by her granddaughters, Shelley Stary Cano, Jennifer Lehnert and Keri Luster...
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Lucile Schindler Rybak

September 14, 1915 - February 28, 2017

Lucile Mary Rybak, 101, of Victoria passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017. She was born September 14, 1915 in Sublime to the late Emil and Effie Brown Schindler. At age 20 she went to Houston to Modern Beauty College. After returning to Hallettsville she married Victor Rybak in 1937. They had a farm in Moravia until 1953 when the family moved to Victoria. She worked at the Victoria Sweet...
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Dorothy Jean Alcorn

January 24, 1931 - February 26, 2017

Dorothy Jean Walston Alcorn, higher education advocate and community leader, died at her home in Victoria on Sunday, February 26, 2017.Mrs. Alcorn was born in Houston, Texas on January 24, 1931 to Virgil Alfred Walston and Dorothy Darden Walston. She is predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Charles W. "Chuck" Alcorn, Jr., her brother, Virgil Walston and her parents. She is survived...
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Barbara O. Burton

September 26, 1928 - February 21, 2017

Barbara O. Burton 1928-2017Barbara (Thomas) Burton, or Granny to most of those who knew her these last 40 years, entered the world as a Yankee but left as a bonafide, Dallas Cowboy-lovin' Texan. She was adored by her three daughters, three sons-in-law, six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Although she looked the part of any ol' granny, she lived a storied life characterized by...
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Georgia A. King

December 12, 1930 - February 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, TX.
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Robert C. Cheshire

December 30, 1952 - February 20, 2017

Judge Robert C. Cheshire, 64, of Victoria passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017. He was born December 30, 1952 to Marvin H. and Nadine Yearta Cheshire. Robert was a District Judge for 25 years before his retirement.He is survived by his wife, Debbie Havins Cheshire; daughter, Shauna (Brian) Stewart of Groesbeck; son, Chad (Christina) Cheshire of Portland, Oregon; sister, Barbara (James)...
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Jonathon A. Sheeran

June 15, 1989 - February 19, 2017

Jonathon Arthur Sheeran (JA) age 27 died Sunday February 19th of complications from leukemia. He fought a hard battle against the disease with great courage, always being more concerned about those he loved most. We are comforted with the assurance that JA is in Heaven where no pain or sorrow exists.JA was a graduate of Industrial High School and Victoria College and attended A & M Corpus...
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Mildred Katherine Heinold

December 26, 1918 - February 19, 2017

Mildred Katherine Rueter Heinold, 98, of Victoria, passed away February 19, 2017. Mildred was born December 26, 1918 in Victoria to the late John and Helena Beck Reuter. Mildred married Clarence Heinold Sr., on March 19, 1936. Mildred was active in the Senior Citizen's Center in Goliad and a member at St. John's Lutheran Church in Goliad.Mildred is survived by her son, Clarence Heinold Jr. (Donna...
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Bobby Ray Nicholson

August 10, 1940 - February 19, 2017

Bobby Ray Nicholson Sr., 76, passed away early in the morning on Sunday, the 19th of February 2017, in Victoria, Texas.Mr. Nicholson was the son of Pat Cecile Comilleau.Bobby was survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy Nicholson, daughter Shelly VanPelt and hus-band Clay, son Bobby Nicholson Jr. and wife Kim, and grandchildren Kelsey VanPelt, Kassidy Nicholson, Kennidy Nicholson, and Karson...
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Alvin Prukop

January 18, 1925 - February 16, 2017

Alvin Prukop, 92, of Victoria, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017. He was born January 18, 1925, in Yorktown, TX to the late John and Christina Jablonski Prukop. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a POW of WWII.Mr. Prukop is survived by his wife, Eve Prinz Prukop of Victoria; daughters, Suzanne Prukop and Jane Brown; sister, Elizabeth Hybner of Victoria; brother, Carl Prukop...
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Roy Allen Apostolo

September 27, 1940 - February 16, 2017

Roy A. Apostolo, Sr. 76, of Victoria, passed away February 16, 2017. Roy was born September 27, 1940 in Port O'Connor to the late Alexander and Matilda Ragusin Apostolo. Roy served in the United States Navy for 4 years. Roy retired from Alcoa after 31 years of working in the powerhouse as an operator. Roy enjoyed fishing, gardening, loved going to the movies and traveling with his wife. Roy is...
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Emmett J. Pittman

February 9, 1927 - February 14, 2017

Emmett James Pittman of Victoria passed away on February 14, 2017 at the age of 90. He was born to Edward D. Pittman and Willie McCurry Pittman on February 9, 1927 at the family home in the Levi Sloan community in Victoria County. Emmett is survived by his wife, Margaret Schumann Pittman; his son and daughter-in-law, Les and Sandy Pittman; three grandchildren: Tricia Pittman Meiser, Kyle and...
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Kenneth Earl Stimson

November 26, 1925 - February 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, TX.
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Harold L. Connally

August 16, 1930 - February 10, 2017

Harold L. Connally, 86, of Victoria passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017. He was born August 16, 1930 in Moody, TX to Grover Lee Connally and Beulah Mae Connally. He was a wireline salesman for Welex for many years before his retirement. He was a member of the Fannin United Methodist Church. Harold was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving his country during the Korean Conflict.He is...
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Nancy Annette Hewett

November 3, 1947 - February 9, 2017

Nancy Annette Hewett, 69 of Victoria passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017. She was born November 3, 1947 in Eastland, TX to Paul and Nellie Pearl Lyons Covington. Nancy was a homemaker and a member of the Jesus Church.Survivors include her husband, Albert E. Hewett; daughters, Shae (Joe) Brown of Shiner, Laura (Kevin Haynor of Nashville, TN; sisters, Ruth Rambo and Darlene Self both of...
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Aaron James Nance

December 29, 1981 - February 6, 2017

Aaron James (AJ) Nance was born December 29th, 1981, and died February 6th, 2017. He was a proud member of the Fighting Stingarees Class of 2000, and a captain of the football team. As a starting offensive tackle he helped the Stings win three district championships. He later joined another winning team, the U.S. Navy, in which he courageously served his country for five years. After his...
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