Richard D. Mylnar, 74, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Spring Season Nursing Home in Beeville.
Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. at Seaside Funeral Home in Corpus Christi, with the Rev. Paul Watson officiating. Burial followed in Seaside Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Paul, Ty and Jake Mylnar, Steve and Henry Sijansky and Jim Thomas.
Mr. Mylnar was born on July 9, 1929, in Edinburg to Frank and Ellen (Woodfin) Mylnar. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He resided in Beeville and had previously resided in Corpus Christi, where he worked as a refinery supervisor for Champlin Refinery for 34 years. He was a Baptist and a rancher.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Patsy Clark Mylnar of Beeville; two sons, Richard L. (Rhonda) Mylnar of Whitsett and Mike F. (Katheryn) Mylnar of Beeville; a twin sister, Betty J. (Milton) Vavricek of Corpus Christi; four grandchildren, Paul, Ty, Jake and Robin Mylnar; and several nieces and nephews.
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Onesima Botello Rodriguez, 64, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at her residence.
Visitation was held Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Angelus Funeral Home, with a prayer service on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the same location. Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Frances Perez officiating. Burial followed in Beeville Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Michael Kroen, Juan Longoria Jr., Juan David Aguirre, Nieves Botello Jr., Joe Henry Villarreal and Jesse Nunez.
Mrs. Rodriguez was born on Feb. 16, 1939, in Runge, to Domingo and Maria (Zamora) Botello. She married Flumencio Rodriguez on Aug. 15, 1954, in Beeville. She resided here and was a member of the Pentecostal church.
Survivors include her husband, Flumencio Rodriguez; three daughters, Viola Rodriguez, Maria Alicia Holmes and Elva Rodriguez, all of Beeville; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Delfina Villarreal, Victoria Kroen, Frances Perez and Elva Garza, all of Beeville, and Benilda Rendon of Littlefield; and two brothers, Nieves Botello of Beeville and Domingo Botello of Austin.
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Freddie G. Salazar, 36, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, in a Corpus Christi hospital.
Rosary was recited Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Treviņo Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, with Father Balaswamy Pasala officiating. Special music included Un Dia a la Vez, Cordero de Dios, Te Vas Angel Mio, Daddys Hands and How Far is Heaven, by Arcadia y sus Palomitas of Alice. Burial followed in St. Josephs Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Garcia, Ruben A. Casarez, Jeremy E. Arredondo, A.J. Arredondo, Zachary Arredondo, Tony and T.J. Flores, R.J. Villarreal and Fidencio Garza. Honorary pallbearers were Annette Baltazar, Nick Arredondo Sr., Joe and Jose Arredondo, Adolfo Alvarado Sr. and Joe Guerra.
Mr. Salazar was born in Beeville on March 29, 1967. He was a lifelong resident of Beeville. He was a heavy equipment operator and a member of the Catholic church.
Survivors include his wife, Stella Arredondo Salazar; two daughters, Brittany and Bianca Salazar; his grandfather, Juan Salazar Sr., all of Beeville; his grandmother, Ramona Flores of Berclair; and a nephew, Noe Cano Jr.
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Guadalupe Garcia Gamboa, 47, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, in Kenedys Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital.
A Beeville resident for the past 15 years, Mrs. Gamboa was a home health provider. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. She was born in Kenedy on Dec. 24, 1956, to Edward and Guadalupe (Rendon) Villanueva.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Humberto, Jimmy, Pete, Edwardo Ray and Edward Jr. Villanueva; a sister, Emma Villanueva; and her adoptive parents, Marcus and Barbara Garcia.
Survivors include her sons, Chris David Gamboa of Dallas and Rickie (Linda) Gamboa of Ennis; a daughter, Becky (Rene) Garcia of Beeville; five brothers, Bruno Garcia of Falls City, George Garcia of Karnes City, Edmundo Villanueva of Houston, Isabel Villanueva of San Antonio and Noelberto Villanueva of Nixon; three sisters, Josie Bergman of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Enedima and Margie Reyes, both of Houston; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City, with Father Adrian Adamik officiating. Burial followed in the Karnes City Latin Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chris and Albert Gamboa, Noel Villanueva, Johnny Salas, Raul Reyes and Ernest Pacheco.
Funeral arrangements were handled through Rhodes Funeral Home, Karnes City.
Charles Dewayne Hatfield, 70, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at Christus Spohn Hospital Beeville.
Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Galloway and Sons chapel. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Traylor, assisted by Vic Barris, officiating. Special music will be provided by organist Doug Burton and vocalist Naida Davis. Burial will follow in Fort Sam Houston Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Breda, Rusty Landers, Darrell Juve, Bobby Aguilar, P.E. Davis, John Matus, Frank Belcher and Gene Bowman.
Mr. Hatfield was born in Grandfield, Okla., on June 11, 1933, to Alvis and Agnes (Cox) Hatfield. He was a graduate of Oklahoma State University and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1954 to 1975, retiring with the rank of major. He was a member of PKA fraternity.
He married Peggy Jean Robertson on May 29, 1960. He resided in Beeville and was owner of Hatfield and Associates.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Jean Hatfield of Beeville; a daughter, Terry Grelling of Destin, Fla.; a son, Chuck Hatfield Jr. of Beeville; five grandchildren, Louis A. Grelling IV, Mae Ann Grelling, Boren Edward Grelling, Clayton Dewayne Hatfield and Taylor Grey Hatfield; a brother, Arlis Hatfield of Frederick, Okla.; and two sisters, Phyllis Pence of Frederick, Okla., and Wanda Christensen of Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Clemencia Muņiz, 82, of Three Rivers died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi. Mrs. Muņiz was born March 31, 1921, in Beeville to Juan and Albina (Fernandez) Gutierrez. She married Ramon Muņiz in George West on Jan. 11, 1957. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.
Survivors include a son, Roberto Muņiz (grandchild) of Corpus Christi; a daughter, Eloisa Gomez (grandchild) of Three Rivers; a stepdaughter, Amelia Muņiz of Victoria; three stepsons, Ysaias Muņiz of Three Rivers, Ramon Muņiz Jr. of Vallejos, Calif., and Johnny Muņiz of Victoria; a brother, Lupe Gutierrez of Pasadena; two sisters, Lucia Muņiz of Three Rivers and Piedad Ponce of San Antonio; grandchildren, Ysaias Muņiz Jr. and Joe Muņiz of Three Rivers, Paula Cantu of Corpus Christi, Michael Muņiz of George West and Alvina DeLeon of San Antonio; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held this morning (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. at Galloway & Sons Chapel in Three Rivers with Father Piotr Gajda officiating. Burial followed in the Three Rivers Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tommy Gomez, Thomas Gomez, Joe Muņiz, Michael Muņiz, Sam Cantu and Michael DeLeon.
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Former Beeville resident Jose Navarro, 81, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, in Corpus Christi.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Frank and Raymond Navarro.
Survivors include his wife, Dora S. Navarro of Corpus Christi; his children, Yolanda (Roberto) Flores, Joseph (Natasha) Navarro and Esther Myrick, all of Corpus Christi, and Sandra (Greg) West of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Joselito and Gabriel Medina, Buckley Robinson, Danny Sharp, Joseph C. Sharp and Lailita Marciana Navarro, all of Corpus Christi, Brandon and Aurora Robinson of Las Vegas, Nev., and Buster Myrick of Seguin; one great-grandchild, Candice D. Medina Flores of Corpus Christi; his brothers, Paul, Rufus and Johnny Navarro, all of Riverside, Calif.; two sisters, Molly Pacias of San Bernadino, Calif., and Rosie Gomez of Fullerton, Calif.; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rudy and Genevieve Treviņo of Beeville.
A memorial service was held at Seaside Funeral Home chapel at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Arrangements were handled through Seaside Funeral Home, Corpus Christi
Wilbur Fate Breedlove Sr, was born on August 8, 1934 in Vinson, Oklahoma to parents Marion Frank and Annie Jane (Manney) Breedlove. He was raised in the Arnett, OK. area and graduated from Arnett High School in 1953, While in high school, he enjoyed playing basketball and was the catcher for the baseball team when he received an offer to play for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1954. He decided to pursue a degree from college instead, attending Wayland Baptist College in TX, and then to Clarendon, TX where he also played basketball and was a pitcher on a semi pro team in the Cap Rock League. It was in Clarendon that he met Virginia Wallek, they were married on June 29, 1956 in Beeville, Texas. Fate served his country in the United States Army in 1957. From 1958 to 1965 they lived in Corpus Christi, where he boxed in the Golden Gloves from 1958 to 1960. Fate Jr. was born in 1959, while Fate was attending the University of Corpus Christi. After graduating from Corpus Christi with a B.S. degree in 1961, he taught high school history and math in Mathis, Texas from 61 to 64. In 1963, he bought a ''Learn to Fly" book and taught himself how to fly. He obtained his private pilots license and purchased a Cessna 140 drag tail airplane which he restored. For two years, 64 and 65, he worked for Texaco in the Corpus area. In 1965, the family moved to Bellaire, TX and Fate started to work for Ford Motor Company as a Zone manager. In 1971 they moved to Sharpstown and finally to Wharton in 1978. In 1980, he designed, built and operated the Breedlove Steakhouse in Wharton. After obtaining his cattle herd in 1992, he and Virginia made numerous trips to Beeville, TX. August of 2002 was a happy time, due to his retirement and opportunity to watch his grandchildren play sports and to take time to hunt in Colorado.
Funeral services will be held 5:00pm Monday, May 1, 2006 from the First Baptist Church in East Bernard with Reverend Duane Mayberry officiating. Friends may call at the Wharton Funeral Home from 6:00pm until 9:00pm Sunday, April 30th. Local funeral services will be held 5:00pm Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at the Methodist Church in Skidmore, TX with the Reverends Duane Mayberry and Jason Calvert officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Skidmore. Friends may call at the Galloway Funeral Home in Beeville from 9:00am until 3:00pm on Tuesday, May 2nd.
Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Elliott, Gordon Wallek, Randall Arnold, Randy Richmond, Ronnie Bollom, Ricky Scherler, Larry Wallek and Edwin Wallek Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Ashley Breedlove, Justin Breedlove and Boscoe the dog.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Breedlove of Wharton; son, Wilbur Fate Breedlove Jr. and wife, Sharon of East Bernard; grandchildren Ashley and Justin Breedlove of East Bernard; sisters, Wilma Lea Fox and husband Carroll of Houston, and Edwina Smith and husband, Jimmie of San Angelo; brothers, Norvell Breedlove and wife, Betty of College Station, Guy Breedlove and wife, Eileen of Quitman, and Van Breedlove of Silverton.
Flossie Thomas Diegel, 98, passed away April 25, 2006. She was born to her pioneer parents, Lilly Schultz and W.H. Thomas on February 29, 1908, in the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. August Schultz, who came to Beeville in 1906 and purchased a large section of land west of Beeville. Mr. Schultz named this land Viggo. Flossie's parents built a home on a portion of this land and worked hard to develop the community. Mr. Thomas established a one room schoolhouse on his farm. The teachers always lived with the Thomases in their home.
Flossie's education began in this one-room schoolhouse. Her musical parents discovered that she had a talent for music. Mrs. Thomas gave piano lessons to Flossie who played for school programs and community activities. Later, when she was ten years old she took lessons from Mrs. Estell Dugat in Beeville, who was a prominent, talented music teacher. When Flossie entered high school in Beeville, she was called upon to entertain at many social functions. She accompanied her sister, Lucille in giving musical readings. She was also a pianist for the First Baptist Church during Pastor Medfords pastorate.
A group of musically talented high school students organized an orchestra and Flossie was the pianist in this group. She and her sister, Lucille, were members of the musical study group. Flossie later studied with Annie Baurer who was the head of the music department of Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio. She also studied under the head of the music department of Hardin Simmons Baylor, in Waco, Texas, and she also studied under the head of the music department of Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. In San Antonio, she studied under John M. Steinfeildt in his musical college. She later returned to Beeville and organized a music class. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Her parents and her husband, Maurice Diegel; brother, Weldon Thomas; and nephew Weldon Thomas, Jr., preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, Lucille Phillips of San Antonio; one niece, Sandra Thomas of San Antonio; two great-nephews and five great-great nieces.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 27, 2006 from 4-8 p.m. at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 28, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Greg Traylor officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery.
Gilbert Gonzales Jr., 52, of Beeville, died on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Christus Spohn Hospital Beeville.
He was born on Sept. 17, 1953, in Beeville to Sarah Delgado and Gilbert Gonzales Sr. Mr. Gonzales graduated from A.C. Jones High School in 1972 and received his degree from the University of Texas in Austin. He was a Spanish teacher for the Beeville Independent School District and was very active in coaching and refereeing.
He was preceded in death by his father on Dec. 3, 1981, and his mother on Oct. 8, 2005.
He is survived by two sisters, Viola (Gregorio) Moreno of Beeville and Patricia (Gilbert) Perez of Refugio; and one brother, Rene (Norma) Gonzales of Beeville.
Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Josephs Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated today (Saturday) at 2 p.m. at St. Josephs Catholic Church with Rev. Pat Donohoe and Rev. Eddie Garcia officiating. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Eric Perez, Charles Martinez, Richard Castillo, Sid Arismendez, Michael Cantu, Gilbert Perez and Chris Garcia. Honorary pallbearers will be the Beeville coaching staff, teachers and BISD students.
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