Maria Guadalupe Perez
SAN BENITO, TEXAS — Funeral services for Maria Guadalupe Perez 80, who passed away to be with our Lord on Tuesday, June 03, 2003 will be officiated on Thursday, June 05, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of the Universe Catholic Church. Burial will follow to Mont-Meta Memorial Park.
There was a rosary recited at the chapel of Thomae Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 7 p.m.
She is survived by her son, Robert (Lydia) Perez of San Antonio, TX, and by her daughter, Ana (Gary) Gray of Los Fresnos, TX; she is also survived by her grandsons, Robert Bryson Perez, Marcos Vicente Perez, Anthony Alan Gray, Andrew Austin Alan Gray, and granddaughters; Julianne Perez, Andrea Perez, Christina Marie Cruz, Stephanie Ann Grey, Samantha Jo Gray; and by her great granddaughter, Cailey Cruz.
Maria Guadalupe Perez may you rest in Peace.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Thomae Funeral Home.
HARLINGEN, TEXAS — Samuel Sadler, 86, of Harlingen, Texas passed away Monday, June 2, 2003 at Valley Baptist Medical Center.
Mr. Sadler was born October 5, 1916 in Mountain View, Oklahoma to Goerge and Pleasant Sadler. He moved to Harlingen in 1938. He worked for Hygeia Dairy Company, Rainbow Bakery, and spent many years farming. He later worked for Valley Ready Mix/Virmicon Industry Pipe Division for twenty-one years. Mr. Sadler was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed bird watching and feeding the wild life on the many lake hopping trips throughout Texas. He also enjoyed raising cattle.
He was preceded in death by grandson, Kevin Cline in 2002.
Mr. Sadler is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Loreta Belle Sadler; two sons and three daughters, Eddie (Becky) Sadler of Harlingen, Texas, David (Linda) Sadler, Canyon Lake, Texas, Karen (Vance) Cline of Tyler, Texas, Sandra Sadler of Harlingen, Texas, and Laura (Perry) Wilson of San Benito, Texas; he is also survived by three brothers and five sisters, T.A. Sadler of Mooreland, Oklahoma, Leo Sadler of Wichita Falls, Texas, Eddie Sadler of Eastland, Texas; Faye Hickman of Mason, Texas, Annetta O’keefe of Grandfield, Wanda Hunter of Iowa Park, Texas, Lois Dobbs of Blair, Oklahoma, and Dolores Cooper of Lubbock, Texas; other survivors include nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 5, 2003 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Graveside services will be held Friday, June 6, 2003 at Combes Cemetery at 11 a.m.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mont Meta Restlawn Cox Funeral Home, Cemeteries, Mausoleum, and Crematory, Dignity Memorial Provides.
PROGRESO, TX — Cruz Hernandez, 78, passed away Tuesday in Progreso.
He is survived by his wife, Olga P. Hernandez, of Progreso; six sons, Ramon Hernandez, Prescy Hernandez, Mario Hernandez of Houston, Juan Hernandez of Los Indios, Isidro Hernanez and Jose Luis Hernanez both of Mexico; four daughters, Sandra H. Blanco of Progreso, Nelly Aide Hernandez of Weslaco, Ludivina Hernandez, San Juanita Hernandez both of San Benito; also surviving are 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at San Benito City Cemetery in San Benito,
Arrangements have been entrusted to Garcia & Trevino Funeral Home of Mercedes.
Jose Eduardo "Eddie" Flores Sr.
MERCEDES, TX — Jose Eduardo "Eddie" Flores Sr., A lifetime resident of Mercedes passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2003 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born February 6, 1961 to Everardo and Gloria Islas Flores in Weslaco, Texas.
Survivors include: mother, Gloria Islas Flores of Mercedes; 2 sons, Jose E. Flores Jr., of McAllen, Randy Jo Flores of Alamo, TX; 1 daughter, Cheryl Jean Flores of Alamo, TX; 3 brothers, Everardo Flores, Norberto Flores Jr., Ediberto Flores Sr.; 3 sisters, Nora Dominguez, Hopie Flores and Dalia Flores all of Mercedes, TX.
He is preceeded in death by his father: Everardo Flores Sr.
Visitation took place on Friday, June 6, 2003 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Chapel of Peace with a rosary prayed at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted today, Saturday, June 7, 2003 at 10 a.m. Mass will be prayed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Deacon Roberto Cantu officiating. Interment will then follow at our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.
Pallbearers are: Jose Edwardo Flores Jr., Everardo Flores Jr, Norberto Flores Sr., Ediberto Flores Sr., Alberto Leal & Jason Lee Garcia.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rudy Garza Funeral Home in Mercedes, TX.
LYFORD, TX — Guadalupe Juarez, 71, of Lyford, TX entered into rest June 5, 2003 in Harlingen, TX. She was born October 8, 1931 in La Feria, TX.
She was a native of Lyford and had worked as a waitress and cook for approx 45 years at the Dew Drop Inn along side of her sister, Isabel. She was a very giving and loving sister, aunt and great aunt.
She is survived by her three sisters, Isabel (the late Eduardo) Castillo, Maria (Rosendo) Garcia, and Margaret (Mike) Fonseca all of Lyford; nephew, Edward J. (Sulema) Castillo; nieces, Janie (Tommy) Longoria, Lolly (Gilbert) Tijerina, Diana Castillo, Lucy (Roger) Hinojosa, Bonnie (Leonel) Dominguez, Joyce (Cruz) Salinas, Estella (Julian) Guerra, Emma Jean Fonseca, Elma Jo (Tristen) Merino, and Irma Munoz; 23 great nephews and nieces; 6 great great nephews and nieces.
She was preceded by her mom, Lucia Juarez in 1992.
Visitation and Rosary was held at Duddlesten Funeral Home Friday, and Funeral Services will be today, Saturday, June 7, 2003 at 4 p.m. at Price of Peace Catholic Church in Lyford with Father Dave Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Lyford Evergreen Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be her great nephews, T.C. and Danny Longoria, Michael Dominguez, Edward A. Castillo, Joey Gutierrez, and Carlos Guerra.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Duddlesten Funeral Home.
Gildardo (Lalo) Galvan
HARLINGEN, TX — Gildardo (Lalo) Galvan, 64, entered eternal rest June 2, 2003 at his residence. He was born September 1, 1938 in McAllen, Texas.
Survivors include his 3 children, Gildardo Jr., Juan Jose, and Gloria Galvan; six grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson; 3 brothers, Robert, Ricardo, and Gilberto Galvan; 2 sisters, Emelia Rocha and Lydia Hunnefeld all of Harlingen.
Memorial Services will be held today, Saturday, June 7, 2003 at the First Church of God, 1721 Morgan Blvd, Harlingen with Pastor Daniel Rodriguez officiating.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Trinity Funeral Chapel of 1217 S. F Street, Harlingen.
Jose G. Gomez
RIO HONDO, TX — Jose (Pepe) G. Gomez, Jr., 79, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 5, 2003 at Valley Baptist Medical Center. Mr. Gomez was born on January 8, 1924 in Santa Monica, Texas to Jose Cavazos Gomez, Sr. and Emilia Garza. Mr. Gomez was a member of St. Helen’s Catholic Church and assistant constable for many years in Rio Hondo. He was also an Associate member of the Sheriff Association of Texas. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his children, Esperanza (David) Vera, Connie (Tomas) Sauceda, Jose Ramon (Leonor) Gomez, Roberto (Amelia) Gomez, Hector (Mari) Gomez and David Ismael (Leticia) Gomez all of Rio Hondo and Eloy (Pam) Gomez of La Feria; brothers and sisters, Berta De La Rosa, Elvira Montalvo both of Sebastian, Raul Gomez, Celia Flores both of Lyford and Adan Gomez of Dumas, TX; 25 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren; and friend, Ninfa Rodriguez of San Benito.
Mr. Gomez is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Nieves Juarez Gomez in 1998; grandsons, Eli Gomez in 1995 and Ricky Torres in 2000; sisters, Santos Garcia and Amalia Gillet; and brother, Manuel Gomez. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8, 2003 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. both nights at San Benito Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 9, 2003 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Helen’s Catholic Church with Father Terry officiating. Interment will follow at Mont Meta Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Joe Gomez, Johnny Sandoval, Eloy Sandoval, Johnny Joe Torres, Robert Gomez, Jr. and Eloy Gomez, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Jaime Gomez, David Ismael Gomez, Jr., Rolando Vera and Jesse Villasana. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of San Benito Funeral Home, San Benito, Texas.
Glenda Jane Adams Blankinship
WESLACO — Glenda Jane Adams Blankinship, 60, passed away June 5, 2003 at her home in Weslaco, TX after a three and a half month battle with Leukemia. She was born in Oklahoma City, OK on October 23, 1942 to Glen and Jane Adams. Glenda was married to David Roy Blankinship for almost 40 years and would have celebrated that anniversary on June 8, 2003.
Glenda was a member of the Bridge Avenue Church of Christ and her walk with God was the most important thing in her life. She lived her life striving to exemplify Christ. She was a help mate to her husband who served as an Elder in the Church of Christ in Rockport and Weslaco and raised her two sons to follow Christ. Both of her sons remain faithful in their Christian walk.
Glenda always looked for ways to serve others. She was the major caregiver of her loved ones in need, first for her father as he was ill and then for her mother-in-law as she suffered a long illness.
Glenda graduated from Weslaco High School in 1960 where she was a twirler and played the clarinet. She attended Pan American University and graduated as a registered nurse from Baptist Memorial School of Nursing in San Antonio in 1962. She and David were married in 1963. Glenda worked as a registered nurse in Weslaco, Bryan, Kingsville and Corpus Christi. She sold Avon Products for 10 years during the period that her family lived in Rockport, TX.
Glenda is survived by her husband, David Blankinship of Weslaco; two sons, Randy (Arwen) Blankinship of Harlingen and Mark (Jenny) Blankinship of San Antonio; her mother, Jane Adams of Weslaco; her sister Judy (Willie) Williams of Garland; one grandchild, Reed Blankinship (Randy) of Harlingen; one niece Jacque West of Austin; one nephew Jeff Williams of Garland; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Glen Adams and an infant son David Ross.
Visitation will be held today, Sunday, June 8, 2003 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McCaleb Funeral Home, 900 W. 4th St., Weslaco. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 9, 2003 at 10 a.m. at McCaleb Funeral Home Chapel in Weslaco with Bill Roach, Minister of the Church of Christ as the officiant. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Weslaco.
Serving as pallbearers will be Roland Avila, Roger Bennett, Chuck Jobe, Jay Dee Shedd, Charles Shedd Jr., and Aaron Whittington. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to Valley Christian Heritage School in Alamo or Sunny Glen Children’s Home in San Benito.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McCaleb Funeral Home in Weslaco.
James Law Youngblood
HARLINGEN — Born November 19, 1924 in Benoit, Mississippi to William Claude Youngblood and Naomi Law Youngblood. He was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana until joining the United States Air Corps during World War II, serving as a Lieutenant and Flight Instructor for B-24 and B-25’s.
Graduated from Centenary College in Louisiana in 1947. Came to the Rio Grande Valley in 1947 to work as a bookkeeper for the Whitewing Hotel in Raymondville and started farming shortly afterwards. Besides farming, he was President and General Manager of Valley Materials Transportation Company and Har-Tex Cattle Company. Currently served as President of Harlingen Irrigation District #1 and member of the Board of Directors of the Chapel by the Sea. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Harlingen; Harlingen Rotary Club and Harlingen Elks Lodge #1889.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lorelle Boggus Youngblood; sons, James L. Youngblood Jr. and William L. Youngblood and wife Teri; grandchildren Bonner Youngblood and Camille Youngblood all of Harlingen; sister, Margaret (Larry) Bundrick of Westdale, Louisiana; brothers, Uriah Youngblood of Columbia, LA, Rufus Youngblood of Shreveport, LA, Ashley (Patsy) Youngblood of Harlingen, Texas and brother-in-law Frank (Peggy) Boggus of Harlingen, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation hours will be held Sunday, June 8, 2003 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 9, 2003 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Steve Purdy officiating. Burial will follow in Mont Meta Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Billy Busa, Jimmy Cocke, Orrin Johnson, Joe McGill, John Moothart, Lloyd Pratt, Bob Scoggins, Frank Shepard, Wally Van Wyk, and Ned Davis.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Harlingen, The Chapel by the Sea on South Padre Island, or the charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home.
Lorenzo Aguilar III
WESLACO — Lorenzo Aguilar III, 64, entered eternal rest June 7, 2003. He was a lifelong resident of Weslaco having been born December 13, 1938.
He is survived by his loving family including his wife Margie G. Aguilar, his mother Estella G. Aguilar, both of Weslaco. He was very proud of his children who include Gilda Aguilar of Houston, Lisa (Jaime) Aleman, Laura (Juan) Balderrama, Monica (Ken) Scott, and Adrian (Heather) Garcia. His grandchildren are Mia Aleman, David and Aaron Balderrama, Halleigh Scott, and Avery Garcia.
Mr. Aguilar dedicated his life to the youth of Weslaco. As an employee of Weslaco I.S.D. for 37 years, he touched the lives of several generations of youth as a teacher, coach, transportation director and attendance officer. He retired from WISD in 2000, yet remained a loyal Panther and Wildcat sports fan.
He was active in the Boys and Girls Club of Weslaco for many years having served as president during the years of 1986-1987. In addition to his involvement with the youth, he enjoyed golfing with his "compadres" and spending time in the backyard with his family.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Lisa Lynn Aguilar in 1967 and his father Lorenzo Aguilar, Jr. in 1984.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jaime Aleman, Juan Balderrama, Ken Scott, Adrian Garcia, Eloy San Filippo, and Samuel San Fillipo.
Visitation is planned at the funeral home chapel Sunday, June 8, 2003, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary to be prayed at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 9, 2003, at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Weslaco. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garcia & Trevino Funeral Home, Mercedes, Texas.
Catherine M. Mitchell
WESLACO — Catherine M. Mitchell, 94, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2003 at Valley Grande Manor Nursing Home in Weslaco. Mrs. Mitchell was born February 25, 1909 in Bonham, Texas to John H. and Pernie McCoy.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Robert T. Nichols and her late husband, Ernest Mitchell. She will be interred with her first husband in Houston.
Surviving Mrs. Mitchell are numerous nieces and their husbands, including Betty and Richard Hensz, formerly of Harlingen and Barbara and George Davis. Also surviving are numerous grandnieces and nephews.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2003 at Pat Foley Funeral Home in Houston, TX
McCaleb Funeral Home in Weslaco is in charge of local arrangements.
Guadalupe G. Hernandez
SAN BENITO — Guadalupe G. Hernandez, 73, of San Benito went to her eternal rest on June 7, 2003 after a lengthy illness.
She is survived by her husband, Erineo Hernandez, of San Benito; 3 sons, Armando (Irma) Hernandez of San Benito, Ricardo (Evila) Hernandez of Raymondville, and Reynaldo (Olga) Hernandez of San Benito; 3 daughters, Rosa (Cela) Jimenez of Harlingen, Rebecca Hernandez and Lupita (David) Rogers both of San Benito; 20 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; 1 brother Ramiro Garcia of Weslaco; 2 sisters, Anecieta Flores and Raquel Ornelas both of San Benito.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 9, 2003 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at Thomae-Garza Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at Our Lady Queen of the Universe Catholic Church in San Benito. Interment will follow to San Benito City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will e Armando Hernandez, Ricardo Hernandez, Reynaldo Hernandez, Robert Hernandez, Fabin Jimenez, and Eddie Rey Hernandez. Honorary pallbearers will be Elida Hernandez, Lynda Sauceda, Celestina Jimenez, and David Rogers.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Directors, 395, S. Sam Houston, San Benito, Texas 399-1331.
Obdulia (Lula) F. Olivo
HARLINGEN, TX — Obdulia (Lula) F. Olivo, age 77, went to be with the Lord Sunday evening at her residence in Harlingen. She was a lifetime resident of Harlingen.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ramiro G. Olivo in 1994.
Surviors include: sons, John (Jane) Olivo and Jesse (Anita) Olivo both of Harlingen; daughter, Maria Edna Olivo of Harlingen; grandchildren, Michelle Renee Holub and Jason Olivo both of San Antonio, Melissa Slocom of Austin, Leslie Olivo of Harlingen, Ryan Ramiro Olivo of Harlingen; 2 great grandchildren, Paloma Holub of San Antonio and Ava Slocum of Austin; a loving aunt, Santos Wilson of Big Spring, Texas.
Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, June 10, 2003 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. A holy rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
A holy mass will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow to Harlingen City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jason Olivo, Joe Cavazos, Carlos Salazar, Javier Olivo, Roberto Gonzalez, Elias Chavez Jr.
Honorary pallbearer will be Ryan Olivo.
Funeral arrangements will be under the direction of Trinity Funeral Chapel.