Charles M. Ford, 86, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004.
Visitation was held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Galloway and Sons chapel. Funeral services took place Friday at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Mark Spence officiating. Burial was to follow at 3 p.m. in Yoakum’s Oakgrove Cemetery.
Mr. Ford was born on March 21, 1918, in Sweet Home to Vinson and Cora A. (Lord) Ford. He was married to Ann Garrison for 35 years. He resided in Beeville and was a retired auto mechanic teacher for the Pettus Independent School District and a rancher for 35 years.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Garrison Ford; a sister, Mary Ballard, both of Beeville; a step-brother, Lawrence Perkins of Tuleta; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Prudencio G. “Pule” Garcia, 89, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, in Beeville.
Visitation will be held until 9 o’clock tonight (Wednesday) at the Galloway & Sons chapel.
Rosary will be recited at 7 o’clock tonight (Wednesday) at the Galloway chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Beeville, with Father Richard Gonzales officiating.
Burial will follow in Beeville Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Rickey Garcia, Michael Garcia, Donald Wall, Michael Smith, Leroy Gonzales and Lawrence Garcia Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Lupe N. Garcia, Lupe N. Garcia Jr., Lorenzo Garcia Jr., Salvador Garza, John Galloway and Marion Williams.
Mr. Garcia was born in Beeville on March 23, 1912, to Librada and Yndalecio Garcia. He married Rosa Gutierrez on July 26, 1953, in Pettus. He served in the Army Air Corps and was a World War II veteran. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church and Woodmen of the World.
He was retired from Galloway & Sons Funeral Directors where he worked for three generations of Galloways. Later, he was employed by the late Dr. Dudley Braly and local attorney Marion Williams.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Oct. 26, 1995.
Survivors include a daughter, Sylvia A. Garcia-Smith of Beeville; three sons, Nick “Pulley” Garcia of Austin, Rickey Garcia of Beeville and Michael A. Garcia of Giddings; four grandchildren, Maria Del Rosario Zavala of Washington, Rosa Elizabeth Gonzales of Beeville, Rickey Garcia Jr. of Florida and Christina Elena Garcia of Florida; and two great-grandchildren, Ricardo Angel Zavala of Washington and Cheyenne Renee Gonzales of Beeville.
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Ciara Marie Guerrero, infant daughter of Robert Allen Guerrero and Jennifer Padilla, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Christus Spohn Hospital Beeville. She was born on Jan. 11, 2002.
A graveside service and burial were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Babyland area of Beeville Memorial Park, with the Rev. Marcelo Garcia officiating.
In addition to her parents, Ciara Marie is survived by a half brother, Brandon Guerrero; grandparents, Carlos Guerrero Jr., Angie Guerrero and Enrique and Sharon Padilla, all of Beeville; great-grandparents, Teodora C. Guerrero of Beeville and Rosalio and Evangelina Padilla of Carrizo Springs; an aunt, Lisa Lorraine Guerrero of Beeville; and an uncle, Rickey Padilla of Beeville.
She was preceded in death by a great-grandfather, Carlos Guerrero Sr.
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Former Beeville resident Ascencion Ramos, 86, died Dec. 15, 2001, in Phoenix, Ariz.
Viewing and a remembrance service were held at the Adobe Chapel Funeral Home in Avondale, Ariz., on Dec. 19.
A graveside service and burial will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in Mission.
Mr. Ramos was born Aug. 15, 1915, in Seguin to Dolores M. and Faustino Ramos.
Survivors include his wife, Petra Ramos; one daughter, Dolores Barraza; a son, Juan Manuel Ramos, all of Avondale; three brothers, Rodolfo and Eliario Ramos, both of Mission, and Ignacio Ramos of Florida; a sister, Matilde McLain of Mission; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, several of whom reside in Beeville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Gilberto Ramos; two sisters, Refugia Castillo and Elvira Espinoza; and five brothers, Felipe, Leonardo, Salome, Faustino and Jesus Ramos.
Eugenia “Gena” Alanis Rojas, 86, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2002. She was born Oct. 23, 1915, in Beeville to Luz and Eugenia (Lucio) Alanis. Mrs. Rojas was a beautician, self-employed at Gena’s Beauty Shop for 45 years before her retirement.
She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and served as a Eucharistic minister and was a member of the following church-related organizations, National Council of Catholic Women, CCD teacher for 20 years, the St. Ann’s Society; keeper of the OLV altar; former member of the OLV School board of trustees; and OLV choir. She was presented with the Bishop Drury Medal for her 20 years of service teaching CCD and was recognized by a former president of the United States for working with military enlistees and draftees in keeping communications open with their families.
Survivors include her husband, Daniel Rojas Jr. of Beeville; two sons and their wives, Danny and Norma Jean Rojas of Victoria and David and Rose Marie Rojas of San Antonio; a brother, Arturo Alanis of Van Nuys, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Adena Rojas, Danya Rojas Bennett and Sarah Cooper.
Rosary will be recited at 7:30 tonight (Wednesday) at the Treviño Funeral Home chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Victory Church, with Father Richard Gonzales officiating.
Burial will follow in Beeville Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Augustine “Sonny” Rojas, Billy SiFuentes, Tony Rojas, Raul Alvarado, Luz Alanis III and Fred Gonzales.
Edward L. “Ed” Salmon, 71, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, in a New Braunfels hospital. He was born Oct. 27, 1930, in Beeville to Irene (Beasley) and Jeff Salmon. He married Adele New here on July 30, 1949. He had been employed as a property manager and was a member of the Canyon Lake Church of Christ. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in Canyon Lake, with Cecil Haffelfinger officiating.
Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in the Mineral Cemetery here.
Survivors include his wife, Adele Salmon of Canyon Lake; his mother, Irene Beckelhymer of Mathis; a son, Kelly Salmon and wife Debora of Apple Valley, Calif.; a daughter, Erin Byrom of San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Jim Salmon and wife Martha of Austin; and his extended family, E.J. New and wife Donice of Beeville, Patsy Dunn and husband Ken of Highlands and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Canyon Lake Church of Christ or the American Cancer Society.
Anastacio Segovia, 83, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002.
A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Monte del Olivar Pentecostal Church.
The funeral was held at 10 o’clock this morning at Monte del Olivar, with the Rev. Jesse DeLaGarza officiating.
Burial followed in Evangelico Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Lee Sanchez Jr., Elias Ramos Jr., Humberto Diaz DeLeon Jr., David Diaz DeLeon and Jeremy, Moses, Samuel, Israel and Efriam Segovia. Honorary pallbearers were Nathaniel Segovia, Jeremiah Rodriguez and Zechariah Segovia.
Mr. Segovia was born here on Jan. 14, 1918, to Teresa (Ramirez) and Margarito Segovia. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Monte del Olivar Church.
Survivors include his wife, Angelita Segovia of Beeville; three daughters, Rodhe Diaz DeLeon and husband Humberto of Arizona and Teresa Perez and husband Lucio and Sally Ramos, all of Beeville; four sons, Israel Segovia and wife Christina and Samuel Segovia and wife Sylvia, all of Beeville, Moses Segovia and wife Linda of Houston and Efriam Segovia of Arizona; two sisters, Virginia Moreno of Rockport and Juanita Garcia of Beeville; 22 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
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Linda A. Suggs, 44, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at her home in the La Para community in Live Oak County.
Visitation will be until 9 o’clock this evening (Wednesday) at the Angelus Funeral Home chapel.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Angelus chapel. Burial will follow in the George West Cemetery.
Ms. Suggs was born Dec. 5, 1957, in Beeville to Jennie L. (Bishop) and Garvin O. Suggs. She worked as an EMT in Live Oak, Bee, Goliad and Jim Wells counties.
Survivors include two daughters, Tara Lee O’Neal of Beeville and Patricia A. Hammit of Austin; her parents, Garvin O. and Jennie L. Suggs of the La Para community; two brothers, Garvin Lee Suggs of Bay City and Richard W. Suggs of George West; and three grandchildren, Savannah, Lafayette and Laramie Martinez.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Wayne Suggs, in 1974.
George Wayne Taylor, 70, died Dec. 17, 2001, at his home in Yucca Valley, Calif. He was born in Beeville on Aug. 29, 1931, to George Ernest and Essie B. (Rankin) Taylor and grew up in Dinero. He graduated from George West High School in 1948 and entered the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in Korea and Japan.
He later settled in Yucca Valley where he worked for GTE. He served in the telephone industry for 45 years as an analyst and trouble shooter.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a brother, J. Wilbur Taylor and wife Evie Dean of Beeville; a son, Darrell and wife Karen of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; two daughters, Kim Typner and husband Steve of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Sheila Taylor of Joshua Tree, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Lindsay, Eric, Michelle, Randall, Carol and Jeffrey; and two nieces, Kathy Young of Monteagle, Tenn., and Janet Bowman of Beeville.
Beeville native Earl “Sparky” Hall, 50, of Austin died suddenly Monday, March 4, 2002, following a massive heart attack. Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Cook-Walden Funeral Home on North Lamar Boulevard in Austin.
The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Great Hills Baptist Church in Austin. Burial will follow in Burnet.
Mr. Hall was born Nov. 22, 1951, in Beeville to Shirley (Hunt) and Gerald Hall. He married Janice Bloomer on March 22, 1975, in Austin.
He was a 1969 graduate of A.C. Jones High School. A resident of Austin for the past 25 years, Mr. Hall had a distinguished career with the Austin Police Department, serving with the rank of sergeant at the time of his death. He was the recipient of more than 40 commendations bestowed by the Austin Police Department and served as secretary of the Austin Police Officers Association. In 2001, he was named Officer of the Year by the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Janice B. Hall of Austin; his mother, Shirley Hall of Beeville; two sons, Jeff Hall and wife Noona of Moscow, Russia, and Matthew Hall of Austin; a daughter, Sheridan Hall of Austin; a sister, Cynthia Bonner of Beeville; a brother, Gary Hall of Monahans; four nieces; four nephews; two great-nieces; and one great-nephew.
C.W. “Tubby” Hester, 73, died Sunday, March 3, 2002.
The funeral was held at 2 o’clock this afternoon (Wednesday) at the Galloway and Sons chapel, with the Rev. Vernon Helgren officiating. Special music “Precious Memories” and “Amazing Grace” were provided by organist Mary Ellen Thoms and soloist Jesse Berthold.
Burial, with Masonic graveside rites, followed in Glenwood Cemetery. Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Mr. Hester was born July 23, 1928, in the Clareville community to Ruby (Ford) and Buster Hester. He married Iona Mae Elliott here on Dec. 24, 1943. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a past master of Beeville Masonic Lodge 261 and past patron of the Beeville Chapter 422 of the Order of Eastern Star.
Mr. Hester was retired from the oil field business where he worked as a drilling superintendent. He ended his career as a drilling consultant for E.O.G. Resources, Inc.
Survivors include his wife, Iona Mae Hester; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Deanna Hester and Bobby and Elaine Hester, all of Beeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Gaye and Tim Prickett of Corpus Christi; a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Duane Merrell of Tuleta; a brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Doris Hester of Beeville; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Buster and Ruby Hester; a brother, Jesse Hester; and a son, Benny Hester.
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