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John Roach



Children of John & Josephine Roach
 


John T. and Josephine Prado Roach


John T. Roach was born
December 28, 1876 in Corpus Christi, Texas (Nueces County).  He married Josephine Prado about 1895.  John died April 20, 1942 in Houston, TX and is buried in Palacios Cemetery (Matagorda County).  Josephine Prado Roach was born about 1880, possibly in Cotulla, TX (La Salle County).  Josephine died after 1912 and before 1919 and is said to be buried in Cotulla, TX.  John Roach married Mrs. Nannie E. Clark on July 9, 1919 in Palacios, Texas.

 

John T. Roach



 

Children of John & Josephine Roach:

 


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Mary Louise Frazier

Requiem mass for Mrs. Mary Louise Frazier was held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Wednesday, October 29, at 10 a. m. with Rev. Brian Crookes officiating. Interment was in the Palacios Cemetery.

Rosary was recited at the Palacios Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday evening at 7.

Born July 21, 1896 in Cuero, Texas, she was the daughter of the late John T. Roach and Josephine Prado Roach. A long time resident of Palacios she passed away Tuesday October 28, in Wagner General Hospital.

She is survived by three sisters, Margaret Balderas and Josephine Gonzales of Palacios and Dorothy Ottino of Bay City; four brothers, Ben Roach, Sr. and Johnny Roach of Palacios; Walter Roach of Houston and many nieces and nieces.

Palacios Beacon, November 6, 1975
 



Mary Louise & John Frazier
 

 


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Ben Prado Roach, Sr.

Funeral services for Ben Prado Roach, Sr. of 800 Welch Street, Palacios, were held Sept. 5 in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Father Brian Crookes officiating. Interment followed at Palacios Cemetery.

Roach was born March 21, 1898 in Cuero and died Sept. 3 in Wagner General Hospital.

Roach was a retired fisherman and the son of the late John Roach and Josephine Parado Roach.

Survivors include his wife Janie Longoria Roach of Palacios; daughters Margaret Sanchez and Gloria Salazar of Palacios; son Ben Parado Roach, Jr. of Palacios; sisters, Josephine Gonzales of Palacios, Dorothy Ottino of Bay City and Margaret Balderas of Palacios; brothers Johnnie Roach Jr. of Palacios, Walter Roach of Houston, and Ralph Roach of Rockport; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Willie Garcia, Joe Mireles, Augustine Gonzales, Ernest Gonzales, Martin Garcia and Joe Garza.

Palacios Beacon, September 9, 1981

]Married June 26, 1924, Palacios, TX]

Janie Longoria Roach

Funeral services for Janie Longoria Roach, 91, of Palacios, will be held 2 p. m. Saturday at the Palacios Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. James Nirschan officiating. Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery.

A rosary will be held 7 p. m. today at Palacios Funeral Home chapel.

Mrs. Roach was born March 8, 1902 in Thomastown to Sepreno and Liberida Gonzales Longoria and died June 17, 1993 at Leisure Lodge Nursing Home in Palacios.

She was a member of the Catholic church and a lifelong resident of Palacios.

Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Salazar and Margaret Sanchez, both of Palacios; a son, Ben L. Roach Jr. of Palacios; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Palacios.

Daily Tribune, June 18, 1993
 

PALACIOS [Matagorda County, Texas] - Margaret Roach Sanchez, 86, of Palacios, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2008. She was born March 27, 1921, in Palacios, to the late Janie Longoria Roach and Ben Roach Sr.  Mrs. Sanchez was a life long resident of Palacios and a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Hope Terrasas and husband Victor of Palacios; two sons, Lucio Sanchez Jr. and wife Lucy of Houston and Robert Sanchez of Palacios; sister, Gloria Salazar of Palacios; brother, Ben Roach Jr. of Palacios; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Sanchez was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lucio Sanchez Sr.; and son, Edward Ray Sanchez.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.,
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008 at Palacios Funeral Home. Mass will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with Fr. Charles Dwomoh officiating. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery.

Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.


Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home,
361-972-2012.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on
2/6/2008.   Victoria County, Texas
 

 

 


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Margaret Roach Balderas & Fred Farrias Balderas

Services Held Tuesday For Fred Balderas

Fred Balderas, of 1212 Summer St., Houston, Texas, died of a heart attack while playing golf at Glenbrook Country Club, Sunday, August 10.

He was a member of the first Latin-American amateur baseball team in Houston. In the years between 1920 and 1936 he played on many Houston amateur teams including the police team. He also played on a Palacios team.

He was a member of Woodmen of the World Camp 2333 and Cosmos Masonic Lodge No. 39 of Houston.

Mr. Balderas married the former Margaret Roach on July 21, 1923. They had no children but raised J. V. Ottino.

Besides his wife and J. V. he is survived by two brothers, Juan Balderas of Reynosa, Mex., and Luis Balderas of League City, Tex. Four brothers-in-law Ben, Johnnie and Walter Roach of Palacios, and Ralph Roach of Houston. Three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Rutilio Gonzales, Mrs. John Ottino, and Mrs. John Frazier, all of Palacios.

Services were held at 8:15 a. m. on Tuesday in Houston. The body lay in state from 1 until 4:30 p. m. at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Palacios and graveside services were held at 4:30 p. m. in Palacios Cemetery.

Palacios Beacon, August 14, 1958
 



 

 

 


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Walter & Toni Roach




 



 


Walter P. Roach

Services were held July 1, 1989 at 10 a. m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Palacios for Walter P. Roach of South Houston. Rev. Patrick Cummings officiated at the ceremony and the interment at Palacios Cemetery. A Rosary was said June 30 at the Palacios Funeral Chapel.

Walter Roach was born in Cuero February 10, 1903 and died June 28 at the Bay Shore Hospital in Pasadena, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Toni, in 1987 and one son, Walter, in 1980. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Delores and Jim Holloway of Spring; Jo Ann and John Preston of Houston; Josephine and John Schoenherr of Victoria, Dorothy and Jack Ogden of Houston, Vera and George Munro of Clute, and Billie and William Vest of Katy; son and daughter-in-law Freddie and Bobbie Jean Roach of Houston; sisters, Margaret Valadras of Palacios, Josephine Gonzales of Palacios and Dorothy Ottino of Bay City; brothers John Roach of Palacios and Ralph Roach of Houston; 26 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Chris Holloway, Freddie Roach, Jr., Craig Ward, Joey Munro, Kevin Ogden, Michael Roach, Shawn Sell and Matthew Sell.

Palacios Beacon, July 5, 1989

Toni S. Roach

 

Funeral services for Toni S. Roach, 79, of South Houston, were held June 16 at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with Rev. Rod Guierrmo officiating. Interment followed at Palacios Cemetery. A rosary was recited June 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Palacios Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Mrs. Roach was born July 20, 1907 in Victoria, the daughter of Justo and Mary Fuentes Samarippa [Zamarippa]. She died June 14, 1987 at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

 

A former resident of Palacios for 45 years, Mrs. Roach had been living in South Houston for the past 15 years.

 

Survivors include her husband, Walter P. Roach of South Houston; six daughters and sons-in-law, Dalores and Jim Holloway of Spring, Jo Ann and John Preston of Houston, Josephine and John Schoenherr of Victoria, Dorothy and Jack Ogden of Houston, Vera and George Munro of Clute and Billie and William Vest of Miami, FL; one son and daughter-in-law, Freddie and Bobbie Jean Roach of Houston; three sisters, Abelia Gill of Houston, Stella Sausada and Beatrice Vargas, both of Victoria; one brother, Elmo Trevino of Victoria; 26 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her son, Walter Roach, on Jan. 30, 1980.

 

Pallbearers were Craig Ward, Chris Holloway, Kevin Ogden, Joey Munro, Sean Sell and Mike Roach. Honorary pallbearers were Freddy Roach, Jr., Matt Sell and Chris Cowden.

 

Palacios Beacon, June 17, 1987
 




Marriage announcement of Walter Louis Roach, Jr. (son of Walter P. Roach, Sr. and
Antonia "Toni" Zamarripa Roach) and Olga Elizabeth Gollnick.
 


 



Walter Louis Roach

Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Portland, Oregon
 
Walter Louis Roach in camp
 
Young Walter Louis Roach
 




FREDDIE ROACH, 70, Died
February 18, 2001 in Houston, Texas.  Freddie was born January 9, 1931 in Palacios, Texas and served in the U.S. Navy.  He is a retired barber and was recently employed b Trails of Woodlake.  He is survived by his wife Bobby Jean; sons Fred and Michael; daughters, Cathy, Gina and Angie; sisters Dolores, Joann, Josephine, Dorothy, Vera and Billie, and 8 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Toni and brother Walter.  Funeral services will be Thursday February 22, 2001, 11:15 am at Houston National Cemetery with interment to follow.  Arrangements by Veterans Funeral Services, 10567 Veterans Memorial Dr., 281-272-9900

Houston Chronicle Obituary, February 22, 2001
 

 

 


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PALACIOS [Matagorda County, Texas] -- John P. Roach, 95, of Palacios, died Friday, March 1, 2002.

He was born April 13, 1906, in Palacios, to the late John and Josephine Prado Roach. He was a retired grocery Clerk and a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife, Helen Smith Roach; daughter, Mary Jean Jones of Houston; son, Tom Roach of Houston; sister, Josephine R. Gonzales of Lake Jackson; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: sisters, Louise Frazier, Margaret Balderes and Dorothy Ottino; brothers, Ben Roach, Walter Roach and Ralph Roach; and parents.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Palacios Funeral Home chapel. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel.

Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery. Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, 361-972-2012.

THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE, March 5, 2002
 


Mary Helen Roach

(August 5, 1921 -
November 4, 2007)
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Mary Helen Roach, 86, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2007. She was born August 5, 1921 in Palacios to Mae Taylor and Claude Smith. Her life was being a loving and giving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She married John P. Roach on April 5, 1937, and together they had two children: Mary Jean Jones and John Thomas Roach. Mrs. Roach was a life long resident of Palacios and has lived the past 6 years in Houston, TX. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and of the Catholic Daughters in Palacios.

She is survived by her daughter: Mary Jean Jones and her son: John Thomas Roach, both of Houston; by 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren, 2 sisters-in-law: Joyce Taylor and Jody Gonzales, as well as numerous nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband: John P. Roach, her parents: Mae Taylor and Claude Smith, 2 brothers: Tom Smith and Bobby Taylor, son-in-law: Joe M. Jones and grandson: Tyler Roach.

We will love and miss you everyday Mama.

The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Thursday, November 8, 2007 at the Palacios Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 PM Friday, November 9, 2007 at the Palacios Funeral Home with Deacon Mike Vieira officiating. Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery, Palacios, TX.

www.taylorbros.net
 

 

 


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Funeral services for Eva Dorothy Ottino, 92, of Palacios, were held Sept. 28, 1999 at the Palacios Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Dwomoh officiating. Interment was in Palacios Cemetery.
Mrs. Ottino was born
September 4, 1907 in Palacios to the late John P. and Josephine Pardo Roach. She died Sept 26, 1999.

She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and a life long resident of Palacios.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret Ottino and John Acosta of Bay City, and Josephine Ottino and Augustine Gonzales of Palacios; son and daughter-in-law, John V and Mary Ottino of El Campo; sister, Josephine Gonzales of Lake Jackson; brother, John P. Roach of Palacios; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband John R. Ottino, sisters Mary Louise Frazier and Margaret Balderas, brothers Ben, Walter and Ralph Roach and by one grandson John Anthony Gonzales. 

Palacios Beacon, September 28, 1999
 


John J. Ottino

Services for John J. Ottino, 81 of Bay City, were held Saturday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Rev. Brian Brookes officiating. Interment was in Palacios Cemetery.

Mr. Ottino died Aug. 15 at Matagorda General Hospital. A native of Corpus Christi, he was a commercial fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Roach Ottino of Bay City; two daughters, Josephine Gonzales of Palacios and Margie Acosta of Bay City; one son, John V. Ottino of El Campo; one sister, Stella Kouches of Freeport; and six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Palacios Beacon, August 21, 1980
 


JOSEPHINE O. GONZALES
 

Funeral services Josephine O. Gonzales, 82, of Palacios, Tx. were March 26, 2009 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Domowoh officiating. Interment was at Palacios Cemetery.

Mrs. Gonzales was born April 12, 1926 in Freeport, TX to the late John J. and Dorothy Roach Ottino. She passed away March 21, 2009.

She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Palacios Senior Center, Catholic Daughters and active in the Palacios VFW Queen-Hamlin Post 2467.

She is survived by daughters Stella Dorsett and husband Ron, Linda Garcia and husband Jesse, and Rosemary Gonzales, all of Houston; son Augustine Gonzales, Jr. and wife Yvette of Houston; sister Margie Acosta of Bay City; grandchildren Erik Gonzales, Jessica Garcia, Leslie Garcia and Jordan Garcia; niece Dee Ann Schwan and husband Alex; and great niece Devin Schwan.

She was preceded in death by her husband Augustine Gonzales, son John Anthony Gonzales, brother J. V. Ottino and brother-in-law John Gilbert Acosta.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home. 361-972-2012.

 

The Palacios Beacon, April 1, 2009
 

 


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Ralph Roach

Services were held June 8, 1990 at the Palacios Funeral Home for Ralph Roach of Houston. Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiated at the ceremony and at the burial at the Palacios Cemetery. A rosary was said Thursday evening.

Roach was born May 6, 1910 in Cuero to John Roach and Josephine Prado Roach. He died June 6, 1990 in Houston.

He is survived by his son, Dan B. Roach of Houston; sisters, Dorothy Ottino of Bay City, Margaret Balderas of Palacios, and Josephine Gonzales of Palacios; a brother, Johnny Roach of Palacios; and grandchildren Todd, Kristy, and Kyle Roach of Houston.

Roach was retired from Texaco after 25 years as a petroleum engineer. He was a member of the Texaco Country Club of Houston for 25 years, and he was the founder of the Rockport Country Club.

Pallbearers were John Preston, Jim Holloway, Jack Ogden, George Munro, Freddie Roach and John Schonherr.

Palacios Beacon, June 13, 1990
 

 


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Rutilio "Rudy" Gonzales II & Josephine "Jody" Roach Gonzales

Married January 15, 1935
 


Josephine “Jody” Roach Gonzales

Funeral services for Josephine “Jody” Roach Gonzales, 98, of Palacios, Tx., were held at Palacios Funeral Home with Rev. Bryan Heyer officiating. Interment was at Palacios Cemetery.

Mrs. Gonzales passed away Sept. 21, 2010 in the arms of her daughter, minutes after having received the Last Sacrament, administered by Msrg. Leo Wleczyk.

On Aug. 3 she had celebrated her 98th birthday with family, friends, and the entire Country Village Care Center, where she had been a resident.

Josephine had been a life long resident of Palacios, active at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Choir, altar society, and as “Parcel Post Lady” at church bazaars.

She is survived by her four children: Louis Nicholas Gonzales Sr.; Aurora Jordan; Rudy Gonzales Jr.; and Betty Bartness. Also Carmen Gonzales, Gary Bartness, and friend and caregiver Lucia Alvarez Hernandez.

She was preceded in death by her husband Rudy Gonzales Jr. She was the last surviving member of the Roach Clan of Palacios: Mary Louise Frazier; Ben Roach, Margaret Balderas, Walter Roach, Johnny Roach, Dorothy Ottino and Ralph Roach.

Pallbearers were Nicky Gonzales, Bret Bartness, Bart Bartness, Aaron Mason, Ryan Mason, and Terry Coldwater. Honorary pallbearers were Ben Bartness, Stan Mason, Gary Bartness, Rudy Gonzales IV, Auggie Gonzales, and Tommy Roach.

The family is appreciative of the love and care of each individual at Country Village.

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home. 

Palacios Beacon, September 29, 2010
 


Rutilio Gonzales

Funeral services for Rutilio Gonzales, 80, of Palacios were held Monday, Oct. 26, 1992 at the Palacios Funeral Chapel. Interment followed at the Palacios Cemetery with Rev. Peter Higgins officiating.

Mr. Gonzales was born Nov. 21, 1911 in Bay City. He died Oct. 24 1992 in Wagner General Hospital. He was a member of the Catholic Church, a resident of Palacios for 60 years and a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by wife, Josephine Roach Gonzales of Palacios; two daughters and a son-in-law, Betty and Gary Bartness of Jones Creek and Aurora Jordan of Houston; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Louis and Carmen Gonzales of Lake Jackson and Rutilio Gonzales, Jr. of Port Lavaca; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Rutilio Gonzales, Jr., Gary D. Bartness, Louis N. “Nicky” Gonzales, Jr., Stan Mason, John Gilbert Acosta and James A. Holloway. Honorary pallbearers were Louis H. Gonzales, Sr., Bert Bartness, Ben Bartness, Bart Bartness, Aaron Mason, Ryan Mason and Rutilio Gonzales III.

Palacios Beacon, October 28, 1992
 

 


 

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