Maria Salazar, 88, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Spring Season Nursing Home in Beeville.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Beeville Memorial Park, with Deacon Manuel Carranco officiating.
Mrs. Salazar was born on Feb. 15, 1915, in Kenedy to Juan and Benita (Gonzales) Salazar. She resided in Beeville and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Catholic church.
Survivors include her nieces, Susie Salinas of Beeville, Nata Castro of Berclair and Maximina Martinez of Goliad; a nephew, Pantaleon Garcia of Berclair; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Angelus Funeral Home
Joe Gabriel Urdiales, 28, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003. Joe was born on March 11, 1975 in San Antonio. He was a self-employed welder. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Paul Urdiales Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine (De La Fuente) Urdiales; three sons: Joe Gabriel Jr., Jaime and Jacob Urdiales all of Sinton; one daughter, Brittany Borjas of Corpus Christi; his parents, Enrique and Sylvia Jimenez of Skidmore; one brother, Jesse Urdiales of Skidmore; two sisters, Jennifer (Robert) Martinez of Beeville and Julie (Rian) Simon of Stephenville; four nephews and one niece. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Rufino and Eloisa Menchaca Sr. of Skidmore; his paternal grandmother, Juanita Mendez of San Antonio and his father, Paul Urdiales of San Antonio.
Rosary was recited on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. at Trevino Funeral Home. Mass of Resurrection was held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Skidmore, Tx.
Pallbearers were Joe Menchaca Jr., Felix Menchaca Jr., Ray Jimenez Jr., Jose Monreal, Doroteo Sanchez and Juan Alvarez.
Treviño Funeral Home
Audelia Lela Valdez, 80, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi.
Visitation was held Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Angelus Funeral Home chapel. Rosary was recited that evening at 7 o’clock at the same location. Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, with Father Richard Gonzales officiating. Burial followed in Our Lady of Victory Cemetery No. 2.
Pallbearers were Gabriel Valdez, Raymond Drake Valdez, Eric Valdez, Lee Vaughn, O.J. Valdez and Freddy Rodriguez.
Mrs. Valdez was born on Sept. 13, 1922, in San Diego to Lorenzo and Felipa (Sendejo) Nunez. She married Hipolito Polo Valdez in 1943 in San Diego. She resided in Beeville and was a homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband (who died in 1985), a son, Leo Valdez, and a granddaughter, Oralia Consuelo Valdez.
Survivors include five daughters, Olga Vaughn, Eva O’Brien and Anna Taylor and husband Brian, all of Austin, Norma Rodriguez and husband Freddy of George West and Noelia Valdez of Houston; five sons, Oscar Valdez and wife Consuelo, Raymond Valdez and wife Cheryl and Noel Valdez, all of Beeville, Pete Valdez and wife Jo Ethel of Austin, and Ruben Valdez and wife Gina of Portland; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Chalo Nunez of San Diego; and two sisters, Adelina Valdez of Corpus Christi and Luisa Garcia of Kingsville.
Angelus Funeral Home
Allie Louise (Byrd) Vander Stucken, 85, died at her home in Fredericksburg on Sunday, April 13, 2003.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Fredericksburg, with Dr. Phil Tilden officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Felix H. Vander Stucken of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Charlette Ann (Gary) Merkel of Wimberley and Carol Elaine (Thomas) Goggans of Elkhart; a son, Eugene F. (Anita) Vander Stucken of Portland; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospital Hospice, the American Cancer Society or to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements were handled through Schaetter Funeral Home, Fredericksburg.
Former Beeville resident Bertha Reed Brown, 99, died April 28, 2004, in Lubbock.
She was born on May 28, 1905, in Lockney to J.O. and Molly (Wood) Reed. She graduated from Slaton High School in 1924 and attended West Texas State Teachers College. She married Olan Brown in O’Donnell in 1927. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1972.
Mrs. Brown retired in 1970 from Singer Sewing Machine Co. in Beeville after teaching the craft of sewing for many years. She was active with the Home Demonstration Club and the Beeville Church of Christ, where she was a Sunday school teacher. While living in Lubbock from 1971 until 2001 she was a member of Sunset Church of Christ. Mrs. Brown moved to Dallas in October 2001.
Survivors include her daughters, Vinita Faye Elling and husband Walter of Beeville, Shirley A. Smitherman and husband John of Danville, Ind., and Barbara J. Hunter and husband Royce of Dallas; 11 grandchildren, Susan Dobra, Larry Elling, Melinda Hammond, Crystal Clifton, Connie Goins, Caryn Parsons, Carol Barnett, John Smitherman Jr., Suzanne Ford, Ronald Hunter and Lorri Kendrick; 23 great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Juanita Walthal of Lubbock, Nadine Dikes of Mineral Wells and A.D. Reed of Albuquerque, N.M.
Funeral arrangements were handled through Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home, Lubbock.
Lane Dunn, 78, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Christus Spohn Hospital Beeville following an illness. He was born to Ezra and Anne Dunn on March 10, 1926, in Bee County. He was a rancher for most of his life and enjoyed living in the country.
Survivors include his wife, Mozelle Dunn of Beeville; two sons, Carey (Rosie) Dunn of Apple Valley, Calif., and Mike Dunn of Beeville; two daughters, Michelle (Steve) Willis of Beeville and Shannon (Carl) Anderson of Berthoud, Colo.; a brother, Charles Dunn of The Colony; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday (today) from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cadiz Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Cadiz Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Lebanon Cemetery in Cadiz.
Pallbearers will be Mario Canales, Alex Kibler, Bruce Wooley, Marty Brophy, Mike Huser, Jimmy Blankenship, Larry Lee and Kenneth Freasier. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Chestnutt, Beeville VFW members and the deacons of Cadiz Baptist Church.
Roberson Funeral Home, Three Rivers
Wylie Lee “Buck” Haws, 78, died at his home in Skidmore on Saturday, May 1, 2004.
He was born on Sept. 25, 1926, in Upshur County.
Survivors include his wife, Vera Mae (Oxford) Haws of Skidmore; his children, Linda (Raymond) Jones, Bucky (Jackie) Haws and Ricky (Valerie) Haws, all of Skidmore, and Carlyne (Jim) Northam of Beeville and Corpus Christi; his grandchildren, Darla (David) Perron of George West, Andrea Zermeno, Nathan Haws, Jordan Haws, Jody Haws and Brandon Haws, all of Skidmore, Jamey Haws and Andrew (Abby) Jones, both of Beeville, James (Kim) Talley of Kingsville, Mickey (Tina) Northam of San Antonio and Joshua Haws of Nixon; six great-grandchildren, Ariana Haws and Zachary Zermeno, both of Skidmore, Charli Perron of George West and Tristan, Ryan and Savana Talley of Kingsville; and his siblings, Dee (Steve) Dortch and Arthur (Maudie) Owens, both of Longview.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Lee Haws; his mother, Dollie Ann Owens; his grandson, Kevin Lee Haws; and a brother, Bennie Wayne Owens.
Mr. Haws was a Southern Baptist. He quit school in the eighth grade to support his mother and three siblings. He earned his high school diploma in the U.S. Army. A veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, he was awarded two Purple Hearts for being injured in the line of duty. Mr. Haws was an avid outdoorsman and spent the majority of his life fishing and hunting, activities he enjoyed with his wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends.
Visitation was held Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Galloway and Sons chapel. Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. with intermenty following in Skidmore’s Evergreen Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mr. Haws’ grandsons, James Haws, Mickey Northam, Jody Haws, Joshua Haws, Brandon Haws, Andrew Jones, Nathan Haws and Jordan Haws. Honorary pallbearers were Raymond Jones, son-in-law; David Perron and James Talley, grandsons; Buddy Lange and Marvin Myska, brothers-in-law; Charles Goodson, cousin; Dr. Tom Stark, Roger Mayfield, Jack Linney and Stewart Johnson, friends.
Galloway and Sons Funeral Directors
Georgia Wells Hector, 74, died Saturday, May 1, 2004, in Houston.
Visitation was held Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Treviño Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at that chapel with Freddie Hector officiating. Special music included “Go Rest High,” “Holy White City” and “Amazing Grace.” Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Houston Pruitt, Robbie Guerrero, Fred Hector III, David Coffey Jr. and Mark and Mike Gallagher.
Mrs. Hector was born in Cordell on July 3, 1929, to Riley and Henrietta (Collam) Wells. She married Ernest “Sonny” Hector on Feb. 17, 1951, in Uvalde. She had resided in Houston for the past two years, but had lived in Beeville most of her life. She was a retired bank teller and had been employed at First National Bank and Commercial National Bank. She was owner and operator of the Crazy Crow Gift Shop in downtown Beeville for four years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest “Sonny” Hector, who died on April 3, 1994.
Survivors include her daughter, Sandy Herzog of Houston; a son, Craig Hector of Portsmouth, N.H.; a brother, Pete Wells of Lovelady; two grandsons, Clayton and Michael Herzog, and three great-grandchildren, Grace, Isabella and Dalton Herzog, all of Burlington, Vt.
Dominga Contreras Longoria, 93, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004.
Visitation will be held tonight (Wednesday) from 6 to 9 o’clock at Angelus Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited Thursday at 7 p.m. at the same location. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 2 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Balaswamy Pasala officiating. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Victory Cemetery No. 2.
Pallbearers will be Abel, Andrew and Richard Lee Longoria, Carlos Salazar Jr., Ernest Villarreal and Robert Martinez.
Mrs. Longoria was born on Aug. 4, 1910, in Beeville. She was a homemaker and retired BISD cafeteria worker at FMC School. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Longoria; a daughter, Angelita Bartkoviak; and two grandsons.
Survivors include three sons, Enrique Longoria of Beeville, Refugio Longoria of Medina Lake and Richard Longoria of Fort Worth; three daughters, Valentina Salazar and Elva Rodriguez, both of Beeville, and Bertha Clemmon of San Antonio; 31 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Angelus Funeral Home
Carol Faye McCraw, 60, of Konawa, Okla., died Sunday, May 2, 2004.
Mrs. McCraw was a former Beeville resident who taught at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in the 1960s.
Rosary was recited Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa, Okla. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Matthew Brown officiating. Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Mrs. McCraw was born in Maud, Okla., on Aug. 28, 1943, to Elvon Leroy “Bud” and Vineta Faye (Hulsey) McGuire. She married Robert “Jerry” McCraw on July 11, 1963, in Ada, Okla. She received her bachelor of arts in elementary education from East Central University. She taught school for many years, was a bookkeeper and past owner of River Mist Convenience Store and Sooner Directional Drilling Co.
Survivors include her father, Elvon Leroy “Bud” McGuire; her husband, Jerry McCraw; three daughters, Carolyn Johnson, Robbie Sanders and Ronda Jackson, all of Konawa, Okla; two brothers; and seven grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled through Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa, Okla.