Jose Maria Milian Cano, 79, of Woodland, Calif., died on Saturday, June 30, 2007, at the Methodist Hospital in Sacramento, Calif.
He was born on Dec. 28, 1927, in Mercedes, where he attended a local school. He worked as a builder and contractor and was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Woodland, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Feliciano Garcia Cano and Margarita Milian Cano; and his former wife, Adelaida Delgado Cano.
Survivors include three daughters, Maria Brenda Cano, Adelaida Rodriguez and Imelda Lopez; six sons, Jose Maria Cano, Juan Coronado Cano, Gerardo Cano, Feliciano Cano, Elivorio Cano and Norberto Cano; five sisters, Juliana Perez, Cruz Jimenez, Dolores Hernandez, Edelia Ybarra and Virginia Villarreal; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kraft Bros. Chapel in Woodland, Calif. Rosary followed at 7 p.m. with Deacon Gonzalo Chavez officiating. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland, Calif., with Father Fernando Meza officiating. Interment will be held on Saturday at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery in Mercedes.
The family requests memorial donations be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements were entrusted to Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors in Woodland, Calif.
Richard “Dicky” Garza, 54, of Beeville, died on Friday, July 6, 2007.
He was born on July 11, 1952, in Beeville, to Alejandro Garza Jr. and Estefana Rodriguez Garza. He was the owner of R.G. Salvage and was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. He married Belinda Menchaca on Feb. 21, 1981, in Corpus Christi.
Survivors in Beeville include his wife, Belinda M. Garza; two daughters, Layla and Lana Garza; one granddaughter, Mikenna Layni Willow; and his parents, Alex and Fannie Garza. Other survivors are his sister, Martha G. Saucedo and husband Daniel of Houston; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Angelus Funeral Home with a rosary recited there at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. Interment followed at Our Lady of Victory Cemetery #2.
Pallbearers were Joel Saucedo, Aaron Solis, Lucas Solis, Billy Parsons, Michael Willow II, and Louis Miguel Sanchez.
Angelus Funeral Home
Carl E. Newlin Jr., 79, of Corpus Christi, died on Sunday, June 24, 2007.
Born in Port Lavaca on March 13, 1928, to Carl E. “Tooter” Newlin and Catherine Heinroth Newlin, he was the eldest of five children. He graduated from Sinton High School in 1945, and from Draughon’s Business College in San Antonio in 1946. He was in the United States Army from 1950 to 1952. He married Margaret Malek in 1958.
He worked in the payroll and benefits department of Suntide Refining Company - KOCH Refining Company (now Flint Hills Resources) from 1953 to 1994. He was the editor of the company newsletter from 1955 to 1996. Mr. Newlin was the secretary/treasurer of the Suntide Employees Club from 1962 to 1996, and had been the secretary/treasurer of the Suntide Retirees Club since 1988. He had also served on the Board of Directors of the Suntide Federal Credit Union since 1968, and had been the treasurer of the Rock Creek Townhouses since 1999.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Bob Newlin of Houston and Bubba Newlin of Beeville.
Survivors include his wife of almost 50 years, Margaret Newlin; a daughter, Debra (Scott) Cornett of Corpus Christi; a son, Craig, of Oceanside, Calif.; two sisters, Shirley (Hector) Verdin of Corpus Christi, and Joyce Newlin of San Patricio; two grandchildren, Travis Cornett and Whitney Cornett; two sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, June 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Memory Gardens Funeral Home in Corpus Christi. Funeral services were held there at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, with intermenty following at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Hurshell Alston, Bob McKinley, Darrell Whiteley, Bob Fleming, Al Donaldson and Robert Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Harry Hansler, Kenneth Walls, Mack Yoakum, Johnny Vinson, Bobby Chesnutt and James Bookout.
Arrangements were by Memory Gardens Funeral Home, Corpus Christi.
Mr. Louis C. Sanchez Sr., age 72, died on July 7, 2007, at Doctor’s Regional Hospital in Corpus Christi.
Mr. Sanchez was born on July 31, 1934, in Beeville, to the late Juan and Eloisa Canales Sanchez. Mr. Sanchez owned and operated Lindale Barber Shop, and he retired as a barber after 53 years of service. He served in the National Guard for six years.
Mr. Sanchez is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mrs. Consuelo Loya Sanchez of Beeville; one daughter, Mrs. Annette (Richard) Baltazar of Beeville; two sons, Louis (Stella) Sanchez Jr. of Beeville and David (Janie) Sanchez of Arlington, Texas; one brother, Adolfo (Lucy) Fuentes of Beeville; one sister, Sofia Martinez of California; six grandchildren, Veronica (Jay) Arredondo, Miguel and Vicky Sanchez, David Jr. and Marina Sanchez, and Adriana Baltazar; and one great-grandson, Jayse Arredondo.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was to be celebrated at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at St. James Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Beeville Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be David and Arturo Perez, David Sanchez Jr., Luis Miguel Sanchez, Jay Arredondo and Maurice Govella. Honorary pallbearers will be Duane Baker, Luis Garcia, Pablo Perez, Jayce Arredondo and Joe Madrigal and all of his faithful customers.
Willie Maurine Chapman Baker was born July 22, 1914, in Blanconia, to William and Lucy (Williams) Chapman. She married Dewey V. Baker on January 20, 1938. Mrs. Baker was a member of the First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for nearly fifty years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dewey V. Baker in 1990.
Survivors include son, Richard Baker and wife Elaine of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Joanne Barris and her husband Vic of Beeville; six grandchildren, Andy Baker of Phoenix, Ariz., LTC Ben Barris of Varico, Fla., Dr. Michael Barris of Pueblo, Colo., Beth (Barris) Hall of Cleburne, Texas, Darcy (Baker) Benoit of Phoenix, Ariz., Michele (Barris) Gambrel of Lake Jackson; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Galloway & Sons Chapel in Beeville. Funeral services were to be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Galloway & Sons Chapel with Dr. John Hall of Field Street Baptist Church in Cleburne, Texas, officiating and Rev. Greg Traylor, pastor of First Baptist Church Beeville, assisting. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Ben Barris, Michael Barris, Andy Baker, Tim Gambrel, Bobby Alexander, Mark Sugarek, Homer Hanna and Bill Stockton. Honorary pallbearers will be Albert McGuill, Tommy Brown, Keith Brown, Mike Wright and Ancel Maddox.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South Texas Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1210, Beeville, Texas 78104.
Galloway & Sons Inc., Funeral Directors
Dorothy Cranor DeBolt, the daughter of Benjamin H. and Iva Maxwell Cranor, was born January 20, 1919, on the family farm in Wilson County, Kansas, near Altoona, and died Sunday July 1, 2007 in Prosper, Texas.
Dorothy attended Altoona schools, graduation from Altoona High School in 1937. She married Richard E. DeBolt on August 9, 1938, in Chanute, Kansas. They were parents of three daughters: Karen, Kathryn and Teressa. They lived in several towns in Kansas: Altoona, Garnett, Bonner Springs, and Minneola, as Richard taught high school and coached. In 1956, Richard became a full time insurance agent, and the family moved to Dodge City, Kansas, then to Enid, Oklahoma, and in 1962, to Beeville, Texas. In 1978, they retired from the insurance business to Kerrville, Texas, and then in 1985, they moved to Carrollton, Texas, to be closer to family. After Richard’s death in 1987, Dorothy lived with daughters Kathy and Teri in Trophy Club, Texas.
Dorothy worked outside the home at various clerical and accounting jobs, then assisted Richard in their insurance agencies. She was an accomplished musician, playing both piano and organ, who gave those talents to many churches. In Beeville, she served for several years as county disaster chair for the American Red Cross, and she helped to found a faith-based community service organization.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Richard; her sister-in-law Arlene Surig Cranor; and her brother Clifford Cranor.
She is survived by her daughters, Karen Ansley and husband Elmer of Woodward, Oklahoma, Kathy Lee and Teresa DeBolt of Trophy Club, Texas; five grandchildren, Cathy Elliott and husband Mike of Woodward, Oklahoma, Christie Noble and husband Anthony of Cimarron, Kansas, Nathan Reed of Mustang, Oklahoma, Suzanne Klaviter of Fort Collins, Colorado, Tim Lee of Beaumont, Texas and Kris Lee of Arlington, Texas; and nine great-grandchildren, Jackson Coats, Jeff and John Elliott of Woodward, Oklahoma, Andrew Reed-Moutray of Cimarron, Kansas, Jessica Noble and Thomas Noble of Craig, Colorado and Spencer and Rebecca Klaviter of Fort Collins, Colorado.
Dorothy has requested that her body be donated to UT Southwestern Medical Center for medical research. Memorial services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Roanoke, Texas on Saturday, July 14 at 2 p.m.
Rodolfo Garcia, 46, of Beeville, died on Thursday, July 5, 2007, at a San Antonio hospital.
He was born Feb. 4, 1961, in Mexico, to Ysidero and Maria Luisa Garcia. He was a ranch hand and a Catholic.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ysidero Garcia; and two sisters, Sotera and Rosa Garcia.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Gonzales of Beeville; two daughters, Maria Louisa Garcia and Maria Elena Rea, both of Beeville; one son, Albert Rea of Beeville; one stepson, Jesse Hernandez Jr. of Beeville; his mother, Maria Luisa Garcia of Mexico; three sisters, Amelia, Teresa and Martha Garcia, all of Mexico; three brothers, Daniel and Andres Garcia, both of Beeville and Luciano Garcia of Tennessee; and four grandchildren.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Treviño Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Victory Church with Father Luke officiating. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Victory Cemetery #2.
Pallbearers will be Leroy Gonzales, Eric Gonzales, Raymond Gonzales, Jesus Vasquez, Julio Del Toro and Chris Casas.
Trevino Funeral Home
Gracie Ilene Rose Morgan, 69, of Papalote, died on Tuesday, July 3, 2007.
She was born on March 7, 1938, in Laredo, to LaNetta Geraldine Berry and Riley Lee Rose. On April 30, 1965, she married Henry James Morgan Jr. in San Benito. She was retired from Commercial National Bank after 30 years of employment. She was a member of RCIA Team of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and was a volunteer for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and was a housewife.
She is survived by her husband, Henry James Morgan of Papalote; three daughters, Patricia Lynn Pritchett of Denver, Colo., Susan Rochelle (Michael Allen) Bailey and Lindsay Rochelle (Rader Allan) Morgan, both of Beeville; four grandchildren, Jason Lee Rose, Michael Anthony Segovia, LaNetta Charlene and Meghan Alyse Segovia; numerous great-grandchildren; his mother, LaNetta Geraldine Rose of Corpus Christi; and his father, Jerry Lee Rose of Houston.
A rosary was to be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today (Saturday) at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Pat Donohoe officiating. Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Olin Welch, Paul Matula, Gary Besancon, Julian Cabrerra, Russell Duggans and John Salinas.
Galloway & Sons Inc., Funeral Directors
William G. Roell, 72, of Beeville, died on Saturday, June 30, 2007, at his residence.
Mr. Roell was born on Oct. 15, 1934, in Indiana to Robert and Leona Stegman Roell. He was an entrepreneur in real estate and stocks.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mariana and Lucille; and one brother, Leo.
He is survived by four daughters, Roberta Roell and Colleen (Bob) LaVine, both of Los Angeles, Calif., Esther Wooten of Boise, Idaho, and Kathy VanderEyken of Virginia; eight sons, Edward (Jill) Roell and Dennis Joras, both of Los Angeles, Calif., Donald (Judy) Roell, Andrew (Kathy) Roell, Eric and Robert VanderEyken, Chris and Michael Joras, all of Boise, Idaho; four brothers, Paul (Patricia) Roell of Elkhart, Ind., Dr. Joseph Roell of Beeville, Tim (Heike) Roell of Arizona, and Robert (Wilma) Roell of Beech Grove, Ind.; one sister, Pauline Weeks of San Diego, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and special friends and caregivers, Alfonso Coronado and Debra Lopez.
Visitation was to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Trevino Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there at 2 p.m. today (Saturday) with Chaplain William Carr officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South Texas Hospice, 147 S. Commercial, Goliad, TX 77963.
Treviño Funeral Home
Bernard W. Simonson, 88, of Longview, Wash. formerly of Beeville, died on Thursday, July 5, 2007, after a long illness.
He was born Dec. 1, 1920. During World War II he was a U.S. Navy pilot stationed at Chase Field.
He is survived by his wife, Caroll Simonson of Longview, Wash.; two daughters, Sandra Imes and husband Bill and Karen West, both of Beeville; one step-daughter; two step-sons; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Service will be held in Washington state.
Arrangements were entrusted to Evergreen Staples Funeral Chapel in Vancouver, Wash.