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Walter Prado Roach 1903-1989

Children of John & Josephine Roach

Johnny P. Roach 1905-2002

John Roach

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



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.

Children of John & Josephine Roach:


Mary Louise Roach

B: July 20, 1896; Poss. Cuero, Texas (DeWitt Co.)

D: October 28, 1975; Palacios, TX

Spouse: Louis Goines; Married about 1918

Spouse 2: John Frazier

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


Ben Prado Roach

B: March 21, 1898; Poss. Cuero, Texas

D: September 3, 1981; Palacios, TX

Spouse: Juanita “Janie” Longoria; Married June 26, 1924, Palacios, TX


Margaret Roach

B: November 15, 1899; Poss. Cuero, Texas

D: April 11, 1997; Palacios, TX

Spouse: Fred Farrias Balderas; Married July 21, 1923


Walter Prado Roach

B: February 10, 1903; Poss. Cuero, TX

D: June 28, 1989; Houston, TX
(buried Palacios Cemetery)

Spouse: Antonia “Toni” Zamarripa;

B: July 20, 1907; Victoria, TX

D: June 14, 1987; Houston, TX
(buried Palacios Cemetery)
Married August 16, 1926, Victoria, TX

Right: Walter & Toni Roach


John Prado Roach

B: April 13, 1905; Palacios, TX

D: March 1, 2002; Houston, TX (buried Palacios Cemetery)

Spouse: Mary Helen Smith; Married April 5, 1937


Dorothy Eva Roach

B: September 4, 1907; Palacios, TX

D: September 26, 1999; Palacios, TX

Spouse: John Ottino


Ralph Roach

B: May 7, 1910; Palacios, TX

D: June 6, 1990; Palacios, TX

Spouse: Mary Jean


Josephine “Jodi” Roach

B: August 3, 1912; Palacios, TX


Spouse Rutilio “Rudy” Gonzales II; Married January 15, 1935


Margaret Roach Balderas & Fred Farrias Balderas

Walter & Toni Roach - Palacios Cemetery

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

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

Walter Louis Roach

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

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.


Rutilio "Rudy" Gonzales II & Josephine "Jody" Roach 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 Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home. 361-972-2012.


The Palacios Beacon, April 1, 2009

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 "Jay'" V. Ottino, age 70 of ElCampo, passed away on March 2, 2001 in Wharton.

He was born on November 16, 1930 in Palacios to the late John R. and Dorothy Roach Ottino. He retired in 1996 from Rice Belt Warehouse in Bay City where he served as manager for 33 years.

He served in the U.S. Marines as a SGT. during the Korean Conflict and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a member of the St. Philip's Catholic Church, having served as Post Commander for several years, the American Legion, VFW, DAV, Elk's Lodge and was past Grand Knight of the Blessing Knight's of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife Mary Ottino of El Campo, daughter Debbie and husband Joe Kovasovic, III of East Bernard, grandson J.K. Kovasovic IV of East Bernard, sisters Margie Acosta of Bay City and Josephine Gonzales of Palacios [Matagorda County, Texas].

Funeral services will be held at 5 PM on Sunday at the Triska Funeral Home with Deacon Jarrel Nohavitza officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Monday at the Houston National Cemetery under the direction of the Triska Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Edmund Weinheimer, Jr., Steven Weinheimer, Ed Weinheimer, III, D.O. Armstrong, Cecil Anderson, Tom Martin and Joe Kovasovic III.

Memorials in memory of John Ottino may be given the El Campo Elk's Scholarship Fund.

Triska Funeral Home, 979-543-3681.

THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE, Monday March 05, 2001

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
Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home,

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

Mary Helen Roach

(August 5, 1921 -
November 4, 2007)

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.


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