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Clarence Gaconnet          Iris Belva Gaconnet


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Iris Belva Gaconnet
(January 8, 1925 - January 30, 2007)

Iris Belva Gaconnet, 82, of Matagorda passed away January 30, 2007. She was born January 8, 1925 in Kennedy, Texas to Clarence and Eula Mae Smoot Holland. She was a longtime resident of Matagorda.

Survivors include five daughters Iris Hardesty & Yvonne Meyers both of Bay City, Theresia Brown & Dixie Mitchell both of Jacksonville, AL and Jessica Stolte of Palmara, MO; three sons Terry Gaconnet of Sweeny, Randi Gaconnet of Bay City and Richard Scheirer of Banner, AR; two sisters Wanda Jones of Banner, AR & Millie Miller of Little Rock, AR; brother Marvin Holland of Little Rock, AR; fifteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Friday, February 2, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel with Rev. Steve Bass officiating. Interment will follow at Matagorda Cemetery. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

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Shawn Allen Gaither

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Dora S. Garcia

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Francisca S. Garcia

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Jesus G. Garcia

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Urbano Garcia

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Gene Gartica

Funeral services for Gene Gartica, 56, of Matagorda will be held 2 p. m. Saturday at the Community Baptist Church in Matagorda with the Rev. Isaiah Gartica officiating. Burial will follow at Matagorda Cemetery in Matagorda.

A wake will be held from 7 to 9 p. m. today in the Green’s Mortuary chapel.

Mr. Gartica was born Feb. 14, 1935, to Leno and Roxie Ware Gartica in Texas and died Jan. 10, 1992, at Matagorda General Hospital.

He was affiliated with the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Maggie Gartica of Matagorda; four sons, Harvey Gartica of Florida, Jeffery Dewayne Gartica, Raymond Ray Gartica and Darrell Wayne Gartica, all of Matagorda; five daughters, Debra Gartica of Austin, Shirley Gartica Austin of Bay City, Andrea Lanett Gartica and Caleda Faye Gartica of Matagorda and Norma Jean Powell of Cedar Lane; his father, Leno Gartica of Bay City, seven sisters, Roxie Marion Chenior, Hollis Word, Sophronia Burrell and Ernestine Perkins, all of Houston; Audrey Boultin of Bay City, Loraine Calyan of Los Angeles, Calif. and Amy Garcia of Wharton; three brothers, Andrew Gartica of Sylmar, Calif., and Isaiah Gartica and Manuel Gartica, both of Bay City; and eight grandchildren, Derek Jarrod Gartica, Roxie LaNora Gartica, Brodrich Se’Dale Gartica, Nicole Shardae Harris, Cedric Taylor Brown, Hadrain Gene Gartica, Bianca Patricia Gatica and Shawn Franklin; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Tony Fenoglio, Mike Daughtly, Johnnie Johnican, Arthur Ray Burnell, Byron Keith Gartica, David Spence, Marion Word Jr. and Henry Woods Jr.

Honorary pallbearers are Harry Gartica, Raymond Ray Gartica, Jeffery Dewayne Gartica, Darrell Wayne Gartica, Andrew Gartica, Isaiah Gartica, Manuel Gartica, Otto Woods Sr., Early Woods Sr., Jimmie Woods Sr., Robert Lee Green Sr., Johnnie Johnson, Clarence Woods and Eddie Allen.

Arrangements are with Green’s Mortuary, Bay City.

Daily Tribune, February 14?, 1992
 


Harvey "Curly" Gartica


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Jeffery Gartica

Funeral services for Jeffery Gartica, 44, of Matagorda will be Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Community Baptist Church in Matagorda, Texas with the Rev. Isiah Gartica officiating. Burial will follow at Matagorda Cemetery in Matagorda, Texas.

Green’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

The Bay City Tribune, August 20, 2003
 


Leno Gartica

Funeral services for Leno Gartica, 92, of Bay City are scheduled for 1 p. m. Monday at Community Baptist Church in Matagorda with Rev. J. R. Mack officiating. Burial is scheduled to be at the Matagorda Cemetery in Matagorda. Visitation will be Sunday until 9 p. m. at the Funeral Home Chapel located at 1300 Duncan St. in Bay City.

Mr. Gartica was born Oct. 23, 1899 in Rockport to the late Antonio and Simona Gartica and he died Aug. 19, 1992 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

He was a Catholic and a resident of Bay City.

Survivors include seven daughters and three sons-in-law, Roxie Marion Chenier, Hollis and Morgan Word, Sophronia Burrell and Ernestine Perkins, all of Houston, Loraine and James Calyen of Los Angeles, Calif., Audrey and C. D. Bouldin of Bay City, and Amey Gartica of Wharton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew and Albertha Gartica of Sylmar, Calif., Rev. Isaiah and Jerry Gartica and Manuel and Patricia Gartica of Bay City; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Paula Riva, Bessie and Lencho Dias, and Minga and Jose Solis, all of Palacios; three brothers, Leon Gartica, Mascimo Gartica and Herman Gartica, all of Palacios; one sister-in-law, Annie Hawes of Galveston; one brother-in-law, Lafe Green of Galveston; 54 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and a host of great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Byron Gartica, Donnie Gartica, Ray Burrell, Charles Spencer, David Spencer, Timothy Young, Nathaniel Young and Michael Young. Honorary pallbearers will be Isaiah Gartica, Manuel Gartica, Leon Gartica, Mascimo Gartica, Herman Gartica, Harvey Gartica, Darrell Gartica, Leonard Grtica, Jeffery Gartica, James Calyen Jr., Leon Chenier, Harvey Chenier, Morgan Word Jr., Samuel Word, Stanley Calyen, Derrick Calyen and Raymond Grtica.

Mr. Gartica was preceded in death by his wife, Roxie Ware Gartica; two daughters, Ramona Gartica and Gladys Gartica Young; and three sons, Wallace Gartica, Leonard Gartica and Gene Gartica.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

Daily Tribune, August 23, 1992
 


Maggie W. Gartica

Funeral Services for Maggie W. Gartica, 58, resident of Matagorda, will be held Saturday, September 9, 1995, at 11:00 A. M. at Community Baptist Church in Matagorda, Rev. Isaiah Gartica officiating. Burial will follow at Matagorda Cemetery in Matagorda. Visitation will be today from noon until 9:00 P. M. Family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 P. M. The remains will lie in state at the church Saturday from 10:00 A. M. to 11:00 A. M.

Maggie was born to Sally and Beno Woods Sept. 5, 1936 in Columbus and passed away Sept. 2, 1995 at Bay Villa Nursing Home.

Survivors include five daughters, and a son-in-law, Andrea Lanett and Caleda Faye Gartica of Matagorda, Debra Ann Gartica of Austin, Shirley and Johnnie Johnican of Bay City, and Norman Jean Powell of Cedar Lane; four sons and one daughter-in-law, Harvey and Sue Gartica of Counce, Tenn. Jeffery Dwayne, Darrell Wayne and Raymond Ray Gartica of Matagorda, three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Vera Johnson, Maudester and Willie Edison, Margaret and Robert Lee Green, all of Bay City; three brothers, and two sisters-in-law, Otto and Gloria Woods of Galveston, Jimmie and Clairaice of Matagorda and Clarence Woods of Bay City; an aunt, Rachel Taylor of Arizona; an uncle, Chester Johnson of Bay City; nine grandchildren, Derek, Brodrick, Roxie Gartica, all of Matagorda, Crystal Gail and Bianca Patricia Gartica of Counce, Tenn., Hadrain and Shaw of Bay City, and Cedric Taylor Brown of Cedar Lane; nine sisters-in-law, Donna Woods of Bay City and Shirley  Woods of San Antonio, Roxie Marion Chenier, Hollis Word, Sophronia Burrell, Ernestine Perkins, all of Houston, Loraine Clayen of Los Angeles, Calif., Audrey Bouldin of Bay City, and Amey Gartica of Wharton, Jerry Gartica, Patricia Gartica of Bay City; brothers-in-law, Eddie Allen, Manuel Gartica, Rev. Isaiah Gartica, C. D. Bouldin of Bay City, Andrew and Albertha Gartica of Slymar, Calif., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Henry Woods, Kubert Woods, Robert Lee Green Jr., David Spencer, Edward Gartica, Freeman Woods, Carl Woods, Arthur Ray Burrell and Byron Keith Gartica.

Honorary pallbearers are Harvey Gartica, Jefferey Gartica, Otto Woods, Jimmie Woods, Andrew Gartica, Robert Shorter, Eddie Allen, Robert Lee Green Sr., Raymond Ray Gartica, Darrell Gartica, Clarence Woods, Manuel Gartica, Rev. Isaiah Gartica, Johnnie Johnican, Willie Edison and Sam K. Johnson.

Green’s Mortuary of Bay City is in charge of the arrangements.

Daily Tribune, September 8, 1995
 


Wallace Gartica

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Albert J. Gaston

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Albert Joseph Gaston

Albert Joseph Gaston, 75, of Matagorda, died at his home Jan. 24, 1976. He was born June 29, 1900 in Matguett, La. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Albert Gaston of Matagorda; one daughter, Miss Sarah Gaston of Freeport; two sons, Albert of Houston and George of Freeport; four sisters, Leah and Zelma Rhodes and Emily Wiley and Ezel Perron all of Homer, La. and one brother, Israel Gaston of Homer, La. Services are pending with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, January 26, 1976
 


Joe Gavender Dies Here Early Today

Mr. Joe Gavender of Wadsworth died at the Matagorda General Hospital here this morning at 12:45. Mr. Gavender, who was 88 years of age, had been a resident of Wadsworth for many years.

He is survived by one brother, Alex Gavender also of Wadsworth and a number of nephews and nieces.

Rosary will be said this evening at 8 o’clock at the Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral services will be from the Wadsworth Catholic Church Saturday at 10 o’clock in the morning with Rev. C. J. Martin officiating.

Interment will be in the Matagorda Cemetery under the direction of Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, December 26, 1952
 


Clara Gee

 


Shirley Gee

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