Pictures and information courtesy of Laurie Roach
Walter Prado Roach 1903-1989
Children of John & Josephine
Johnny P. Roach 1905-2002
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
TX (La Salle County). Josephine died after 1912 and before 1919 and
is said to be buried in
TX. John Roach married Mrs. Nannie E. Clark on July 9, 1919 in
Children of John & Josephine Roach:
Mary Louise Roach
July 20, 1896;
Poss. Cuero, Texas (DeWitt Co.)
October 28, 1975; Palacios, TX
Spouse: Louis Goines; Married about 1918
Spouse 2: John Frazier
Right: Mary Louise & John Frazier
Ben Prado Roach
March 21, 1898;
Poss. Cuero, Texas
September 3, 1981; Palacios, TX
Spouse: Juanita “Janie” Longoria; Married
June 26, 1924, Palacios, TX
November 15, 1899;
Poss. Cuero, Texas
April 11, 1997; Palacios, TX
Spouse: Fred Farrias Balderas; Married
July 21, 1923
Walter Prado Roach
February 10, 1903;
Poss. Cuero, TX
June 28, 1989; Houston, TX
(buried Palacios Cemetery)
Spouse: Antonia “Toni” Zamarripa;
July 20, 1907; Victoria, TX
June 14, 1987;
(buried Palacios Cemetery)
August 16, 1926, Victoria, TX
Right: Walter & Toni Roach
John Prado Roach
April 13, 1905;
March 1, 2002; Houston, TX (buried Palacios Cemetery)
Spouse: Mary Helen Smith; Married
April 5, 1937
Dorothy Eva Roach
September 4, 1907;
September 26, 1999; Palacios, TX
Spouse: John Ottino
May 7, 1910;
June 6, 1990; Palacios, TX
Spouse: Mary Jean
Josephine “Jodi” Roach
August 3, 1912;
Spouse Rutilio “Rudy” Gonzales II; Married
January 15, 1935
Roach Balderas & Fred Farrias
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.,
Houston Chronicle Obituary, February 22, 2001
Walter Louis Roach
Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Portland, Oregon
|Walter Louis Roach
|Young Walter Louis
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;
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
Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery. Palacios Funeral Home,
THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE, March 5, 2002
"Rudy" Gonzales II &
Josephine "Jody" Roach Gonzales
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
Mrs. Gonzales was born April 12, 1926 in Freeport, TX to the
late John J. and Dorothy Roach Ottino. She passed away March
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.
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.
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
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
Memorials in memory of John Ottino may be given the El Campo Elk's
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
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
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.,
Feb. 6, 2008 at Palacios Funeral Home. Mass will be held at 3 p.m.,
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
Victoria County, Texas
Mary Helen Roach
(August 5, 1921 -
November 4, 2007)
Mary Helen Roach, 86, passed away
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
November 8, 2007
at the Palacios Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12:30
November 9, 2007
at the Palacios Funeral Home with Deacon Mike Vieira officiating.
Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery, Palacios, TX.