Living Gold Star Mothers
 

(  ) - indicates maiden name         {  } - indicates previous marriage


Amelia Aguilar

Amelia's son Specialist Armando Aguilar Jr. (April 30, 1984 - August 21, 2010), United States Army died in Killeen, Texas. He was buried is St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Blessing, Texas.
 

Bertha Mae (Keith) Balsley

Bertha’s son Staff Sergeant Robert “Bobby” Franklin Balsley Jr. (May 16, 1945 - November 16, 1968), United States Army was killed in action in Vietnam.  He is buried in Section A, Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Texas.

 

Photo of Mrs. Balsley courtesy of Kenneth L. Thames



 


Barbara (LeJune) {Eklund} Holloway

Barbara's son Corporal Matthew Arlon Eklund (October 15, 1965 - June 5, 1992)  United States Marine Corps was killed in a one vehicle motorcycle accident near Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas.  Matthew was on liberty heading home to Bay City from Camp Pendleton, California when the accident occurred.  He is buried at Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Matagorda County, Texas. At the time of his death his mother was living in Bay City, his father, Milvil Arlon Eklund,  was living in New Braunfels, Texas.

 

Willa Dean (Rogers) {Penland} Koontz

Willa’s son Private First Class Ray Lee Penland, Jr. (April 12, 1949 - May 26, 1968), United States Marine Corps was killed in action in a fire fight at Quang Tri north of Hue in South Vietnam.  He is buried in Section F, Hawley Cemetery , Blessing, Texas . At the time of his death his mother was living in Louisiana.

 


Anna June Staten McCormick

June's son Corporal David Phillip McCormick (April 10, 1982 - April 28, 2008), United States Army was killed in action in Iraq. He is buried in Section J, Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Texas.

 

Patricia "Patti" Lyles Ward

Patti's son Sergeant Joshua Allen Ward (October 23, 1978 - February 9, 2009), United States Army was killed in action in Iraq. He is buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.
 

 


Sandra Holstein Warchesik

Sandra's son Norman Thomas Holstein (August 13, 1985) died in a shipboard accident while stationed aboard the USS McKee. He is buried at Brookside Memorial Park in Houston Texas. Norman's father, Harold "Mickey" L. Holstein (April 4, 1937 - February 15, 2008) is also buried at Brookside Memorial Park.
 


Elva Lois (Chancellor) Winfrey

Lois’ son Private First Class Johnnie Paul Winfrey (June 1, 1945 - September 18, 1965), United States Army was killed in action at Ah Ninh, South Vietnam. He is buried in Section B at Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Texas. At the time of his death his family was living in Bay City and he was the first Vietnam casualty for Bay City and Matagorda County.

 

 

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Created
Feb. 3, 2005
Updated
Feb. 4, 2012
   

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