Our Obituaries

Ricardo Tijerina

March 4, 1962 - July 17, 2017

Ricardo Tijerina Sr., 55, of Taft, Texas passed away July 17, 2017. He was born in Sinton, Texas on March 4, 1962. Ricky had a career in the Port Industry for the Port of Corpus Christi and retired after 33 years of dedicated service. He had a passion for family, grandkids, travel and adventure.Ricky was preceded in death by his mother, Maria DeLaLuz Aponte Tijerina. He is survived by his...
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Brian Dixon

November 29, 1936 - July 1, 2017

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Tomas Segura

August 3, 1967 - June 23, 2017

Tomas B. Segura III, 49, passed away June 23, 2017 at his home in Taft, Texas. He was born August 3, 1967 in Karnes City, Texas. He was a loving son, brother and uncle.Survivors include his parents, Tomas V. Segura Jr. and Milela M. Segura; sister, Florinda Segura; 3 nieces; 1 great niece; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m., Monday, June 26, 2017 at...
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Michael Lee McGalliard

May 17, 1943 - June 20, 2017

Michael Lee McGalliard passed away in Portland, TX on June 20, 2017. He was 74. He was born in Corpus Christi, TX on May 17, 1943 to the late Leroy and Fern Mc Galliard. Michael was very active in life and loved being outdoors. His favorite hobbies were shooting, traveling, hiking, camping, reading, fishing, running and cycling. He was an avid history buff as well. He worked for Reynolds Aluminum...
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Johnny Mack Holland

October 15, 1940 - June 14, 2017

Johnny Holland, passed away early in the morning of June 14, 2017 at the age of 76.John was born on October 15, 1940 in Santa Anna, TX, the 10th of 11 children. After his parents died, he was raised in the Buckners Children Home with three of his siblings. John joined the US Army and retired after 20 years of service. He also worked for Gregory Portland ISD for 20 years after his military service...
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Geneva Rodriguez

September 25, 1978 - May 22, 2017

Geneva Rodriguez passed away on May 22, 2017 at the age of 38. She was born in Gregory, TX on September 25, 1978.She is survived by her parents, Gregorio Sanchez Rodriguez and Betty Ann Pantoja Rodriguez; siblings, Gracie Rodriguez (Rodrick Hardeman), Gregorio Rodriguez (Janie) and Stephanie Rodriguez (Jason York). Geneva is also survived by numerous other family members and friends.Visitation...
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Rene Guajardo

January 8, 1952 - May 10, 2017

Rene (Renegade) Guajardo, 65, of Taft, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at his home in Taft surrounded by his loving family.Rene was a passionate man who enjoyed automotives, fishing, traveling and barbecuing with his family. Rene was born in Robstown, Texas to Chon and Hortencia Guajardo on January 8, 1952. He married Dianne (Vega) on March 4, 1976 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He...
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Alton Ray Klanika

March 14, 1935 - February 6, 2017

Lifelong farmer and rancher, Alton Klanika, passed away at the age of 81. Born on March 14, 1935 in Alice, Texas to Henry and Bessie Klanika, he was raised with his 4 sisters, Elaine, June, Janelle and Geraldine and his one brother Raymond. Alton joined the army after high school and then after being honorably discharged in May of 1959 he met his sweetheart Mary Ann Pilat. In January of 1968...
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Ulmer Sturgeon

July 4, 1922 - February 4, 2017

Ulmer Z. Sturgeon, Sr., 94, of Taft, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Mr. Sturgeon was born in Torreon, Coahuila, MX, on July 4, 1922 to William and Maria (Zermeño) Sturgeon. He was a lifelong resident of Taft where he was a commercial fisherman for most of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Maria Sturgeon, his sister, Adela Morales, and his brothers,...
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Shirley Primm

August 28, 1939 - January 23, 2017

In Memory of Shirley PrimmAugust 28, 1939-January 23, 2017Shirley Sue ‘Nana’ Primm passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017, at the age of 77. Shirley Primm was born in Karnes City, Texas to William Cody Ham and Margaret Gregorcyk. On August 28, 1955, Shirley married Paul Primm in Oakville, Texas. Throughout her life, Shirley worked as a Sales Representative for Merle Norman Cosmetics...
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Manuel N. Davila

March 29, 1949 - January 8, 2017

Manuel N. Davila Jr., 67, passed away January 8, 2017 in a Corpus Christi hospital. He was born March 29, 1949 in Taft, Texas to Manuel Davila and Maria Martinez. Manuel was a lifelong resident of Gregory and a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Gregory. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Manuel enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, barbequing,...
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Jesus P. Moreno

March 29, 1954 - January 1, 2017

Jesus P. Moreno Jr. of Taft, Texas passed away January 1, 2017, he was 62. He was born March 29, 1954 in Sinton, Texas to Jesus Moreno and Evencia Pardo Moreno. He was a lifelong Taft resident and a retired contractor. Jesus was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family and the outdoors. Jesus was preceded in death by his father, Jesus Moreno, mother,...
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Ross Mathew Goben

November 11, 1977 - December 12, 2016

Ross Mathew Goben, 39, was called to be with our Lord on Monday, December 12, 2016. Ross was born on November 11, 1977. He attended Taft High School. He was employed with Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services. Ross was a loving son, father, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew and friend. He was a kind and giving person who was always willing to give a helping hand.Ross is preceded in death...
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Clara Jo Tidwell

February 25, 1928 - December 7, 2016

Clara Jo Tidwell passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 after a brief illness. She was 88 years old. Clara Jo was born in Taft, Texas on February 25, 1928 to Clara Bertha Bell (nee’ Aigner) and William Henry Bell. She graduated from high school in Taft, Texas in 1943. During World War II, she moved with her Mother to Washington, D.C. where they both worked as typists at the Pentagon ...
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Gerald W. Sohn

August 30, 1945 - December 4, 2016

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Earlene McElwee

November 12, 1927 - November 30, 2016

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Ima Mae Graves

February 14, 1917 - November 19, 2016

Ima Mae Graves, 99, of Taft, Texas, passed away November 19, 2016. She was born in Palestine, Texas on February 14, 1917 to James Arthur Kiser and Mollie Mack Kiser.Ima (Iney) went to beauty school and was a beautician for a while, but decided she loved hunting and fishing with her husband, sons and grandsons more, also loved cooking and quilting. She made many beautiful quilts for her family...
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Belia Molina

August 11, 1941 - November 5, 2016

Belia Susana Molina, 75, passed away on November 5, 2016. She was born on August 11, 1941 to the late Ruben and Belia Jimenez.Belia is survived by her husband of 56 years, Alonso Molina; her children, Annette Rodriguez (Hector), Alonzo Molina, Jr. (Judy) and Patty Jahn (Chris); her grandchildren: Justin Molina, Dollie Brown, Kelci Molina, Tanya Rodriguez, Hector Rodriguez, Wade Molina, Marissa...
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Richard B. Burt

October 15, 1924 - November 4, 2016

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Norman E. Lintz

February 21, 1936 - October 30, 2016

Norman Ed Lintz, 80, passed away on October 30, 2016.He was born on February 21, 1936 and grew up in Dallas, TexasNorman graduated high school in Dallas. He received an Agricultural and Spanish Degree from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas.He was married to Virginia Diane Lintz on May 27, 1978.Norman worked at Coastal State and had a career as a refinery controller operator.His greatest...
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William O. Lamprecht

October 10, 1941 - October 26, 2016

William O. Lamprecht, Jr. Lovingly known by students and friends as "Doc" Lamprecht was born to Bernice (Riley) and William O. "Dutch" Lamprecht of Taft, TX on October 10, 1941 in Corpus Christi, TX. He went to be with Our Lord on October 26, 2016 in hospice in Corpus Christi, TX. After graduating High School in Taft, TX he entered Texas A&M and earned a Bachelors Degree...
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Maryann Hinderman

May 25, 1952 - October 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Taft, TX.
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Ellen Grupe

December 1, 1933 - October 1, 2016

Ellen Grupe passed away October 1, 2016.Private services will be held at a later date.Arrangements entrusted to Colonial Funeral Home - Taft, Texas.
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Arthur Robert McMillin

August 7, 1935 - September 29, 2016

Arthur R. “Art” McMillin, Jr. passed away September 29, 2016. He was born August 7, 1935 in Carlsbad, Texas to Arthur R. McMillin and Mary Edith Hanover McMillin. He was an officer in the United States Army from July 1, 1959 until he was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain on June 18, 1968. He came to Taft, Texas and joined the Taft ISD in 1966. He was baseball head coach...
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James Calvin Myers

July 27, 1925 - September 18, 2016

James C. “Jake” Myers, 91, passed away September 18, 2016. He was born July 27, 1925 in Florence, Texas to Bud Myers and Lillie Mae Chambers Myers. He enlisted in the United States Army during World War II in 1943, serving in the Infantry in Germany. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal in 1946 and was awarded several Bronze Stars and many other decorations. Jake was a member...
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Jesus C. Guerrero

September 23, 1924 - September 17, 2016

Jesus C. “Jesse” Guerrero, 91, passed away September 17, 2016 at his home in Taft, Texas. He was born and raised in Gregory, Texas. He married and moved to Taft in the late 1950’s. He was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Jesus was retired from the hotel Industry and worked as a bellman at the Driscoll, Sheraton and Hershey Hotels in Corpus Christi. He...
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Irene Reyes Ramos

January 23, 1924 - August 11, 2016

Irene Ramos, age 93, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, August 11. She was born January 23, 1924 in Corpus Christi, TX to Salome and Elijia Reyes.She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years Miguel Lucio Ramos, a sister, Elidia Luna, and brother, Ignacio Reyes.She is survived by four children, Imelda Ramos Shane (Tom), Melvin C. Ramos (Peggy), Mike Ray Ramos (Estela) and...
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Samuel Luis Cruz

August 28, 1983 - August 4, 2016

Samuel Luis “Sammy” Cruz, Jr., 32, passed away August 4, 2016 in a tragic automobile accident. Sammy was born August 28, 1983 in Taft, Texas to Sam Cruz, Sr. and Laura Martinez. He was a 2002 graduate of King High School then studied welding at Del-Mar College. He was a parishioner at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Taft. Sammy spent much of his free time working on and...
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Eulonda Ruth Longwell

May 13, 1934 - August 2, 2016

Eulonda Ruth Moody Longwell, 82, was born on May 13, 1934 in San Antonio, Texas and passed away on August 2, 2016. Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Charles (Chuck) Larry Longwell; mother, Naomi Moody; step-father, O.J. Moody; aunts, uncles and cousins.She is survived by her four children: Jacky (John) Cockerham, Janet (Charles) Reagan, Joseph (Cheryl) Longwell and Judith (Domingo) Perez;...
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Sue H. Dixon

January 13, 1941 - July 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Taft, TX.
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Pedro G. Nieto

June 10, 1945 - June 24, 2016

Pedro G. Nieto, Jr. passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016, at the age of 71. He was born on June 10, 1945, to Pedro and Julia Nieto, Sr. in Mirando City, Texas. Pedro worked as a farm laborer all his adult life in and around the Taft area. During his free time, he loved to sing and was a musician. He also enjoyed hunting.Pedro is preceded in death by his parents, Pedro and Julia Nieto, Sr.He...
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Juanita Maldonado Hernandez

May 15, 1945 - June 5, 2016

Juanita Maldonado Hernandez, 71, passed away on June 5, 2016.She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Juanita retired as a security guard for Anchor Gold Marine.Juanita is preceded by her parents, Miguel and Aurora Garza Maldonado; brothers, Mike Maldonado, Adolfo Maldonado, and Armando Maldonado.She is survived by her husband, Gabriel Hernandez; and sisters, Maria Elena Vargas,...
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Guadalupe G. Martinez

August 18, 1949 - May 2, 2016

Guadalupe G. Martinez died May 2, 2016. He was born to the late Guadalupe G. and Aurora Gonzalez Martinez in Taft, Tx.He was a self-employed carpenter.He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Johnny Martinez, and Albert Martinez.Guadalupe is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lionila Martinez; children, Florinda Martinez, Guadalupe G. (Lisa) Martinez lV, Miguel Angel (Kassie) Martinez;...
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Jose R. Olivarez

September 16, 1932 - May 1, 2016

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Juan N. Quilimaco

February 22, 1942 - April 22, 2016

Juan N. Quilimaco passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016, at the age of 74. He was born in Taft, Texas, on February 22, 1942, to Ramon and Maria Quilimaco. Juan worked as a welder for forty years. He also did maintenance work for Taft Head Start Program for five years. In his spare time, he enjoyed camping and fishing. Juan also liked to coach softball.He was preceded in death by his parents;...
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Barbara Lynn Peterson

September 18, 1948 - March 17, 2016

Barbara Lynn Peterson, 67, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016, surrounded by family and friends after losing her battle with cancer. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie B. and Collen Owen.Barbara is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Peterson; two children, Tracy (Archie) Rodriguez and Troy (Emily)...
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Maria Ines Castillo

April 20, 1951 - March 14, 2016

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Robert Gomez Escobedo

May 13, 1947 - February 10, 2016

Robert Gomez Escobedo passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the age of 69. He was born on May 13, 1947 in Gregory, TX to the late Ezequiel and Brijida Escobedo. He attended Gregory High School and completed Barber School at the age of 17. He then worked alongside his parents who owned Escobedo Barber Shop in Gregory, TX. He married Ramona Cantu Castañeda in 1967. He was inducted...
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Lupe Chavez

February 22, 1916 - January 27, 2016

Lupe Chavez, 99, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gonzalo and Manuela Chavez; daughters, Maria Jimenez, and Yolanda Chavez; brother, Gonzalo Chavez, Jr.; and sister, Sara Salazar. Lupe is survived by her son, Joe Raymond Rodriguez; grandchildren Mary Alice Vasquez, Frank Jimenez, Richard Jimenez, Belinda Garza, Ernest Jimenez, Cindy Rodriguez, Joe...
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Elizabeth Gail McIntosh

August 29, 1942 - January 4, 2016

Gail Mayo McIntosh, age 73, passed away in the care of hospice, surrounded by family and friends in her childhood home on Monday, January 4, 2016. She was born August 29, 1942, in Beeville, Texas, to James Walter and Elizabeth Cavitt Mayo. Gail attended Taft High School and graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1964 with a degree in Education. She was passionate about growing...
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Mary Lou Martinez

September 21, 1950 - December 28, 2015

Mary Lou Martinez passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015, at the age of 65. She was born in Taft, Texas, on September 21, 1950, to Matias and Adela Longoria. She grew up in Taft and graduated from Taft High School, Class of 1969. She went on to graduate from Del-Mar College School of Nursing as a LVN. Mary Lou worked in Corpus Christi, Texas, at Christus Spohn Shoreline Hospital, 4 East,...
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Frances M. Evans

March 13, 1928 - November 25, 2015

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Antonio Zapata Flores

November 9, 1932 - November 19, 2015

Antonio Z. Flores passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at the age of 83. He was born on November 9, 1932, in Crystal City, Texas, to Jose and Anselma Z. Flores. Antonio worked at several area farms including the Threadgills, Shelburne and Jimmy Miller Farms. He was a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Taft, Texas.He was preceded in death by his wife, Victoria, his...
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Rodolfo Salazar

October 29, 1958 - September 26, 2015

Rodolfo “Rofo” “Rudy” Salazar of Taft, Texas, made the voyage to the eternal life on September 26, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born on October 29, 1958 to the late Estanislado Sr. and Sara Salazar.Waiting to escort Rofo to the everlasting light were his parents; brothers, Fidel “Wahoo” Salazar and Estanislado Salazar Jr.; sister, Angelica &ldquo...
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Maria D. Mendez

December 23, 1927 - September 23, 2015

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Adolfo Olivares Galindo

July 28, 1934 - September 7, 2015

Adolfo “Quate” Olivares Galindo Sr. passed away on Monday, September 7, 2015, at the age of 81. He was born on July 28, 1934, in Taft, Texas, to the late Luis and Maria Galindo. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was very passionate about deer processing and fishing. Quate served his country as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves for twenty-eight years. He...
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Juan Rodriguez Cruz

August 16, 1946 - September 2, 2015

Juan R. Cruz, Jr. passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at the age of 69. He was born in Taft, Texas on August 16, 1946 to Juan and Angelmira Cruz, Sr.Juan graduated from Taft High School in 1966 and joined the U.S. Army in October of the same year. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969. He was a VFW Charter member for thirty-six years and served as Post Commander for VFW...
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Margaret M. Woodard

August 29, 1938 - August 26, 2015

Margaret M. Woodard passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at the age of 76. She was born on August 29, 1938, in Midland, Texas to Robert and Nellie West. Margaret was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Taft. She was also a member of Gideon’s International Auxiliary and Taft Woman’s Club. Margaret loved to travel and made several tour trips with friends.She was preceded...
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Raymundo Margarito Rendon

July 29, 1944 - August 2, 2015

Raymundo Margarito Rendon, Sr. passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015, four days after his 71st birthday. Raymundo was born in Sinton, Texas to Juan and Claudia Rendon. He worked with road machinery in the construction industry and was also a mail carrier before his retirement. He was a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Taft.Raymundo is preceded in death by his...
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Lester Hiram Thorp

December 5, 1929 - July 19, 2015

Lester Hiram Thorp went to be with the Lord July 20, 2015, at his home in Rockport. He was 85 and still working in the oil and gas field at East White Point.Lester was born December 5, 1929, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. The family moved to Benavides, then later to Sinton, Texas, where he graduated from high school. He was an outstanding athlete in all sports, having played on the basketball team...
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Roger T. Powell

May 31, 1935 - May 30, 2015

Roger T. Powell, 79, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015, one day before his 80th birthday. The eldest of three children, he was born on May 31, 1935, in Mexia, Texas, to Joseph Rodger and Annie May (Muncy) Powell. Roger grew up in Taft, Texas.Roger graduated from Taft High School and joined the United States Army in 1953 and honorably served three years of active duty. On August 23, 1958,...
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Donald Ray Reynolds

July 25, 1935 - May 18, 2015

Donald Ray Reynolds, 79, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015. He was born July 25, 1935 in Crockett, Texas, to Buford Reynolds and Mary Sue Johnson Reynolds. Donald lived in Taft, Texas, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. He was an Army Veteran and a retired pipefitter.He is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Diane and Christopher Pedersen and Tracie and David...
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Carlota Casiano

April 10, 1925 - May 15, 2015

Carlota Casiano passed away on May 15, 2015, at the age of 90. She was born on April 10, 1925, in Goliad, Texas, to the late Teodilo and Victoria Abrego.She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Pablo Casiano. She is survived by her children, Maria G. Rodriguez (late Benito), Martina Castillo (late Guadalupe) and Paul Casiano (Rebecca); nine grandchildren and numerous great...
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Joe Jaynes Frey

July 6, 1928 - May 13, 2015

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Agnes Louise Paterson

June 5, 1918 - May 11, 2015

Agnes Louise Paterson, 96, of Taft, Texas, born in Timpson, Texas, died peacefully on May 11, 2015, at the Coastal Palms Nursing Center in Portland, Texas. Born June 5, 1918 in Timpson, Texas, she is predeceased by her parents, Virginia Estelle Ramsey and James Arthur Woodfin of Timpson, her step-father, Elmer Glen Nelson of Taft and her late husband of 43 years, George “Bob”...
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Luis Gomez

September 26, 1931 - April 5, 2015

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Jesse T. Hale

November 16, 1921 - April 3, 2015

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Estelle Norene Nance

October 3, 1925 - March 16, 2015

Estelle Norene (Cummins) Nance died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Austin, Texas, on Monday, March 16, 2015. Norene was born in Uvalde, Texas, on October 3, 1925, to A. A. Cummins, Sr. and Estelle Brymer Cummins. She grew up in El Paso, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Crystal City and San Benito as her father managed J. C. Penney stores along the border of Texas.Following graduation from San...
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Pablo S. Flores

June 29, 1948 - March 10, 2015

Pablo S. Flores, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at the age of 66. He was born on June 29, 1948, in Taft, Texas, to Reyes and Barbarita Flores. Pablo was a farmer and worked in the Taft area all his adult life.He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Yolanda.Pablo leaves to cherish his memory his children: Stephanie Flores, Pablo (Tricia) Flores, Jr., Tabitha Flores and...
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Felicitas H. Suarez

October 17, 1930 - March 10, 2015

Felicitas H. Suarez passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at the age of 84. She was born on October 17, 1930, to Jose and Aurora Herrera in Taft, Texas. Felicitas was a retired Teacher Aide for The Taft Independent School District. She was a very loving mother and grandmother and very dedicated to her family.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Roberto G. Suarez; sons, Robert...
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James Roger Ellis

May 2, 1943 - February 25, 2015

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Peneplope R. Donnelly

June 30, 1955 - February 19, 2015

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Eldemira C. Meza

July 24, 1944 - January 8, 2015

Edelmira Cruz Meza passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the age of 70. She was born in Los Fresnos, Texas, on July 24, 1944, to Manuel and Esperanza Cruz. She was raised by her loving grandmother, Refugia S. Cruz. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed making a home for her family.She is preceded in death by her brothers, Lazaro and Agapito Cruz and sister, Rosie...
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Jose Garcia

September 30, 1958 - January 7, 2015

Jose G. Garcia passed away on Wednesday morning, January 7, 2015, at the age of 56. He was born in Taft, Texas, on August 30, 1958, to Marina and Porfirio Garcia. Jose lived his entire life in Taft. He enjoyed playing Spanish Bingo. Jose comes from a very large family and he loved spending time with them and his friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Porfirio Garcia, Jr...
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Doroteo Cantu Rosalez

February 6, 1925 - December 22, 2014

On Monday, December 22, 2014, Doroteo C. Rosalez, 89, left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born on February 6, 1925, to Cosme and Dominga Cantu Rosales. Doroteo worked construction with Toland Construction Company of Taft until his retirement. Besides his family, Dad loved gardening, repairing cars and fixing anything broken in or outside the home. He was a true jack-of-all...
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Soveida A. De La Cruz

July 28, 1931 - December 17, 2014

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Virginia B. WARREN

December 7, 1925 - December 15, 2014

Virginia B. Warren, formerly of Odem, Texas, and of Tower Hill, Illinois, passed away on Monday, December 15, 2014. She was 89. She was born on December 7, 1925, to Richard and Lucinda B. Auvil Tusing in Piatt County, Illinois. Virginia was a farmer’s wife and belonged to many organizations. She was a fifty year member of the Order of Eastern Star of Illinois and a lifetime member of...
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Pablo Martinez

January 5, 1961 - December 2, 2014

Pablo Martinez, Jr., passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at the age of 53. He was born on January 5, 1961, in Sinton, Texas, to Eva and Pablo Martinez, Sr. After graduating from Taft High School in 1979 and Bee County College, he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving from January 1984, until January 1988. Pablo spent the last twenty-two years as an employee of Island/Apache/...
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Miguel Lucio Ramos

September 29, 1921 - November 21, 2014

Miguel L. Ramos passed away on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the age of 93. He was born on September 29, 1921 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Pamoceno and Carlota Ramos. Miguel worked as a carpenter in the Taft area most of his life and was the business owner of The Taco Hut along with his wife, Irene. He proudly served his country in the United States Army enlisting on August 15, 1942, re-enlisting...
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Alejandro Aguirre

February 13, 1960 - November 18, 2014

Alejandro “Alex” Aguirre, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. He was 54 years of age. Alex was born on February 13, 1960, in Taft, Texas. He worked as an electrician for thirty-five years. He was an avid sports fan. Alex will be remembered as a loving husband and dedicated father. He lived his life for his wife and son and will be dearly missed by family and friends.He is...
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Maria Guadalupe Sanchez

April 9, 1926 - November 17, 2014

Maria Guadalupe “Lupe” Sanchez passed away Monday, November 17, 2014, at the age of 88. She was born in Brownsville, Texas, on April 9, 1926, to Francisca and Manuel Tijerina, Sr. Lupe was a very caring lady and she always put others before herself.She is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Apolinar Sanchez; son, Juan Sanchez; sisters, Jesusa Saldivar and Refugia...
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Sara C. Salazar

March 21, 1920 - November 8, 2014

Sara Chavez Salazar, 94, surrounded by her family, was called home on Saturday, November 8, 2014. She was born to Gonzalo and Manuela Chavez on March 21, 1920. Sara married Estanislado Salazar, Sr. on January 17, 1937. Their everlasting love produced seven sons and one daughter. Sara devoted her life to her family. When the children were growing up and working as migrant workers, she would start...
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Virginia Dianne Lintz

August 28, 1954 - October 29, 2014

The Lord called his daughter, Virginia Dianne “D” Lintz home on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at the age of 60. She passed away suddenly but peacefully in her sleep. “D” was born on August 28, 1954, in Meridian, Mississippi, to Tommy and Nettie Crocker. She married Norman Edmund “Ed” Lintz thirty-six years ago and they had a great love for one another that...
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Helen Marguerite Hill

August 15, 1915 - October 26, 2014

Helen Gauss Hill left this world on Sunday, October 26th to start her eternal life in heaven. She was born on August 11, 1915 in Florence, Montana to John Adam and Olive Calista Gauss. Later she moved to Sinton, Texas where she met and married John Hill, her husband of 41 years. They lived there on their farm until John passed in 1977. She played an active part in farm life while raising 5...
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Irma M. Cantu

September 27, 1951 - October 18, 2014

Irma M. Cantu, age 63 went to be with the Lord on October 18, 2014 with her beloved family at her side. Irma was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who cherished her family dearly. She had a great sense of humor and brought laughter to everyone. We will especially miss her homemade meals.She is survived by her beloved husband, Santiago Ignacio Cantu, Jr. whom she married on February 8, 2003,...
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Karen G. Downie

December 21, 1954 - October 15, 2014

Karen G. Downie went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at the age of 59. She was born on December 12, 1954, in Taft, Texas, to Alexander and Marjorie Gray. Karen was a very giving person. She helped her community by working at the Community Action Agency Center. She was a devoted and life- long member of Rising Star Baptist Church. Karen loved the Lord and served him...
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Eldon W. Long

September 9, 1925 - October 8, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Taft, TX.
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Jessica Marie Plata

February 20, 1990 - October 6, 2014

Jessica Marie Plata passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014, at the age of 24. She was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on February 20, 1990. Jessica lived life to the fullest and was a joy to be around. She left a little sparkle everywhere she went.She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Maria Plata.She will always be loved and remembered by her daughter, Rhyalynn Guzman; Rhyalynn’s...
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Manuela Q. Rivera

August 11, 1937 - September 30, 2014

Manuela Q. Rivera passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. She was 77 years of age. Manuela was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on August 11, 1937, to Ramon and Maria Quilimaco. She grew up in Taft, Texas, and lived there all her life. Manuela was an excellent cook and earned her living as a cook at a Corpus Christi restaurant. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of...
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Jessica Arlene Leon Guerrero

March 23, 1977 - August 15, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Taft, TX.
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Alejandra L. Cruz

February 8, 1926 - August 14, 2014

Alejandra Loya Cruz, age 88, went to join our Heavenly Father on Thursday, August 14, 2014. She was born in Lyford, Texas, and lived in Taft for many years. She had a great love of family, particularly her children. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rafael Cruz; one son, Luis Cruz; and her parents, Eusebio and Andrea Loya. Alejandra is survived by her four sons: Ralph (Ida) Cruz,...
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Dionicio Ortiz

January 31, 1950 - August 9, 2014

Dionicio G. Ortiz, Jr. passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the age of 64. He was born on January 31, 1950, to Dionicio and Julia Ortiz, Sr. in Odem, Texas. He lived his life in and around the Taft area, working as a farmer.Dionicio is survived by his wife, Lilly Ortiz; his children: Jerry (Denise) Ortiz, Dionicio (Irma) Ortiz III, Juanita (Frank) Flores, Sandra (Steven) Reyes, Diana...
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Anselmo H. Acosta

August 12, 1924 - August 2, 2014

Anselmo H. Acosta was born in Gonzalez, Texas, on August 12, 1924. He passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the age of 89, with his loving family by his side. Anselmo served in the United States Army and was with the occupying forces in France after D-Day. He was awarded three Bronze Metals. He returned home to marry the love of his life, Jesusa C. Acosta and together raised six...
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Francisco Casiano

May 11, 1921 - August 1, 2014

Francisco Casiano, 93, passed away at his home on Friday, August 1, 2014. He was born on May 11, 1921, to Cleto and Camilla Casiano in Taft, Texas. Francisco was a veteran of WW II . He served in the United States Army and Air Force Reserve and was decorated with two Purple Hearts and various other medals. He retired from CCAD after thirty-five years of service and continued his career with...
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Willie Dutcher

October 8, 1961 - July 26, 2014

Willie Jay Dutcher, 52, of George West, passed away on July 26th, 2014, after a year long battle with cancer. A celebration of his life will be held at Weir Baptist Church, Weir, Texas, on July 29th at 1:30pm. Willie was born October 8th, 1961, in Temple to mother Betty Dutcher. Willie grew up with his brothers James and Larry Dutcher and his sisters Terry and Amy. He...
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Glenn Douglas Jones

March 7, 1962 - July 15, 2014

Glenn Douglas Jones passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the age of 52. He was born on March 7, 1962, in Sinton, Texas, to Robert and Ada Lee Jones. He earned his living as a truck driver. Glenn will be remembered and loved as a son, brother, uncle and friend. He is preceded in death by his father. Glenn leaves to cherish his memory, his mother; sister, Patty (Bill) Lorenz; brother,...
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Concepcion P. Rodriguez

March 10, 1929 - June 17, 2014

Concepcion “Concha” P. Rodriguez passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the age of 85. She was born in Taft, Texas, to Fidel and Rafaela Parra on March 10, 1929. Concha was a homemaker and in her spare time, she was an avid walker. She will be remembered and missed by the Taft community.She was preceded in death by her infant son, Mariano J. Rodriguez, Jr. and son-in-law, Jesus...
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Richard R. Lopez

January 2, 1928 - June 10, 2014

Richard R. Lopez passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the age of 86. He was a former resident of Taft, Texas, but spent the last several years living in Woodsboro, Texas. Richard was born January 2, 1928, in Dilly, Texas, to Gregorio and Marcelina Lopez. He was a farmer in the area and had also farmed sugar cane in Florida. Richard is preceded in death by his wife, Maria Alisia Lopez. He...
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Juan J. Perez

October 21, 1960 - June 8, 2014

Juan J. Perez passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at the age of 53. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, October 21, 1960, to Ricardo and Petra Perez. Juan worked in construction as a mason and carpenter. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching the Spurs and the Dallas Cowboys. He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Arianna. Juan is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sylvia Plata...
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Rafael T. Aparicio

November 22, 1927 - June 7, 2014

Rafael T. Aparicio, age 86, passed away June 7, 2014, in Corpus Christi, Texas. He retired from Reynolds Metal Aluminum after twenty-six years of service. Rafael was a loving husband and father. He is preceded in death by his wife, Francis P. Aparicio.He is survived by eight children, twenty-five grandchildren, thirty-nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and one sister...
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Johnny Rodriquez

November 20, 1966 - May 30, 2014

Johnny Rodriguez passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014,. at the age of 47. He was born in Sinton, Texas on November 20, 1966. Johnny was preceded in death by his father, Jose Rodriguez.He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Janie Rodriguez; daughter, Victoria Rodriguez; son, Austin Valdez; daughter, Rubee Torres; two grandchildren, Marcus and Madisyn Maldonado; mother, Guadalupe (Juan) Torres;...
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Anna Marie Gonzalez

February 22, 1947 - December 31, 2013

Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Taft, TX.
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Antonio M. Garcia

October 12, 1919 - October 13, 2011

Antonio M. Garcia, age 92, a resident of Taft, Texas passed away Thursday, October 13, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born October 12, 1919 in Mexico to Abelino Garcia and Lucia Martinez. Tony was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart having served in seven major conflicts. He was honorably discharged as a T5 Corporal...
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Aniceto Delacruz

April 16, 1925 - December 9, 2009

Aniceto "Cheto" DelaCruz, 84, after a long illness, was peacefully called to his place in heaven on December 9, 2009. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law and friend. He will be dearly missed.He leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife, Sovieda DelaCruz, his daughters: Soila (Raul) Moreno, Anna Maria DelaCruz; sons: Aniceto "Ani" DelaCruz Jr., Valentin (Rose)...
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Hortencia GUERRERO

April 28, 1930 - Unknown

Hortencia Guerrero entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the age of 86. She was born on April 28, 1930 to Manuel Martinez and Daniela Campa Martinez in San Antonio, Texas. Hortencia was a loving housewife and mother. As she entered the gates of Heaven, she was welcomed by her parents; two brothers, Santiago and Octaviano Martinez and two sisters, Aurora Ramos and Veva...
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