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O'Farrell Abendroth & Frances Abendroth - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Frances F. Abendroth

Frances B. Abendroth, 81, of Bay City died February 27, 2002 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City. She was born April 30, 1920 in Clarksburg, West Virginia to the late A. J. and Georgia Dunn Ashley. Mrs. Abendroth was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, a resident of the Bay City area since 1956, and a member of the Social Order of Beauceant, Knights Templar.

Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Charles F. Skelly of Van Vleck; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Linda Kay Abendroth of Bay City; brother, James Ashley of Dunn Loring, Virginia; grandchildren, James M. Abendroth of Plano, Kimberly B. Skelly of Houston, and Ahley Paul Abendroth of Bay City. She was preceded in death by her husband O'Farrell Abendroth and two sisters, Barbara LeFeverve and Charlotte Duncan.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2002 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Morgan officiating. Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers were: Milton Charanza, Kenneth Howle, E.J. Hickl, Jim Palmer, Dennis A. Ward, and Bobby W. Kellum.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, P. o. Box 587, Bay City, TX 77404.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. AO0014B2002MR03

The Daily Tribune, Sunday, March 03, 2002
 


Rosie L. Abendroth - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Edna M. Adams - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


James G. Adams - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Ruby E. Adams - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Barbara T. Alameda - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Clarence R. Allen - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Frank T. Allen & Helen C. Allen - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Jennie Allen - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Mae Walker Allen - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Rosa Mae Walker Allen

Rosa Mae Walker Allen, 95, of Cedar Lane passed away Saturday, March 27, 2004, at The Legacy in Bay City. Mrs. Allen was born in Altair, TX October 11, 1908 to the late Lee Roy and Rosa Lee Bryan Walker. She was a charter member of the First United Methodist Church of Van Vleck and of the Methodist Woman's Society where she held various offices during her active years.

In 1919, her family moved to the Cedar Lane, TX area where she lived most of her life. She graduated from Bay City High School in 1942 before enrolling in Southwest Texas Teachers College in San Marcos, TX. After attending college, she returned to Matagorda Co. where she taught four grades in the Prairie Center two-room school house, near Blessing, for two years. When she married Clarence Allen in 1932, she left Prairie Center for Riceville, a one- room school near Wadsworth, to teach three more years before she decided to fulfill her ambition to be a full-time homemaker. After her children were grown, her love of teaching called her back to the classroom for a short tenure at Van Vleck Elementary School. She was an unselfish, loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend whose strength and faith in God taught by example what it means to live a Christian life. She will be dearly missed by those whose lives she touched during her 95 years on the earth.

Survivors include her children: Peggy Ottis and husband George "Geep" of West Columbia, Richard Allen and wife Carol of Bay City, Mary Lee Allen of San Antonio, and Jerry Allen and wife Lynell of West Columbia; 4 grandchildren: Chris Ottis of Brazoria, Letisha "Tish" Ottis Berryman and husband Joel of Round Rock, Cullen Allen and wife Shelley of Gibsonia, PA, and Daryl Allen and wife Sheryl of Fort Worth; 4 great-grandchildren: Ryan, Kyle, Robbie, and Lynette Allen; brother: Samuel Walker of Lake Jackson; sister-in-law: Mollie Walker of Sweeny; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence R. Allen in 1980, and by two sisters and 3 brothers.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Cullen Allen and Linda Maxey officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers will be Chris Ottis, Daryl Allen, Joe Berryman, Ray Walker, Terry Walker, and Bryan Shannon. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. James E. Cowart, MD, Rosa Mae's primary care physician for forty-eight years; Imogene Acklin, her college roommate who has remained a dear friend for seventy-six years; Dan and Charlean O'Connell, Johnny Werlla, Martha Lacy, and the devoted staff of The Legacy.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Taylor Bros. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 497, Van Vleck, TX 77482, or to a charity of choice. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City [Matagorda County, Texas] 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate
Victoria, Victoria County, Texas
March 29, 2004
 


Joe Brice Allison & Mildred Leslie Allison - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Mildred Jane Leslie Allison

The angels delivered Mildred Jane Leslie Allison, 86, home to our Lord at 12:40 p.m., Feb. 17, 2000, at her home surrounded by the family that loves her.

Mrs. Allison was born August 1, 1913 in Paris, Texas to the late Edward P. and Florence Leslie. A resident of Bay City for 45 years, she was an active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church during that time. Mildred and her late husband, Joe Allison, who died Sept. 1, 1995, raised their six cheldren in a home strengthened by the values and teachings of the Catholic Church.

Mildred and Joe's love created a family that prayed and played together. Her greatest gifts to her children were unwavering support, wisdom and the knowledge that life is a gift to be celebrated. It was important to Mildred to contribute time and energy to her church and community. During the time that her children attended Holy Cross Catholic School, she was a member of the PTA and the Ladies' Altar Society.

Mildred was a good and loyal friend who enjoyed the times spent with her friends in the Garden Club and the Ladies Golf Association. As a supporter of the arts, she worked to bring artistic performances to Bay City through the Festival Arts Association. Mildred took pride in her status as a Daughter of the American Revolution, which she shared with her surviving sister, Alice Parks and Alice's daughters, Jane Park and Susan Eiteljorg.

Mildred is survived by: three sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael and Kay Allison, Charles and Linda Allison and Robert Allison all of Bay City; by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jo Ann Allison of Moylan, Pa. Mary Jane and Chuck Carlisle of Alice, Texas and Carolyn and Allen Fanshier of Victoria; by a brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Norma Leslie of Oklahoma City, Okla; sister and brother-in-law, L. B. and Alice Park of Midland, Texas; 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren, Susan and her husband Tommy Phillips and their children Zachary and Joshua of Bay City, Scott and Jody Allison and their son Clay of Dillon, Montana, Chris and Katie Allison of East Bernard, Joe Allison of Bay City, Elizabeth and Johathan Miller of Moylan, Pa., Leslie Allison of Houston, Allison, Daniel, David and Robert Carlisle of Alice, Saundra, Lauren and Sarah Fanshier all of Victoria.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel and the funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Revs. Casey Jarzombek and Robert Matzinger officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers will be: Chuck Carlisle, Allen Fanshier, Tommy Phillips, Joe Allison, Daniel and David Carlisle and Jonathan Miller.

Honorary Pallbearers will include: Sasan Phillips, Leslie Allison, Robert Carlisle, Saundra, Lauren and Sarah Fanshier and Elizabeth Miller.

Memorials may be made to Holy Cross School Foundation.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, 18 Feb 2000
 


Johnnie C. Allison - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Juan Alvarado - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Vencil A. Andel - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Vencil Albert Andel

Vencil Albert Andel, 77, of Cedar Lane, died September 28, 2003, at Plaza Specialty Hospital in Houston. He was born September 19, 1926 in East Bernard, Texas to the late John and Amelia Vrazel Andel.

He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, a resident of Cedar Lane for the past 52 years, served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 11, Bay City.

Survivors include: his wife, Hattie Cykala Andel of Cedar Lane; daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Ronnie Woolsey of Cedar Lane, Georgia, and Lee Weathers of Buckeye; son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Lois Andel of Cedar Lane; sisters, Josephine Wetz, Dorothy Peters and Mary Lipinski, all of Needville, and Millie Schiller of Sealy; four grandchildren, Danny Woolsey and wife LeeAnn and Jon Woolsey, all of Cedar Lane, Heather Andel of Houston, and Stephen Weathers and wife Michelle of Buckeye; one great-grandchild, Madison Woolsey of Cedar Lane.

He was preceded in death by two infant sisters, and brothers, Louis, Ed, Joe, August, Frank, John, Ben and Bill Andel.

Rosary was held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2003, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating.

Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers will be Danny and Jon Woolsey, Stephen Weathers, Paul Roe, John Henry Burkett and Alvin Kucerek.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Heather Andel, LeeAnn Woolsey, Michelle Weathers and Madison Woolsey.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, October 1, 2003
 


John B. Anderson & Marjorie J. Anderson - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Lydia Lue Anderson - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

M. N. "Andy" Anderson & Nell C. Anderson - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Orel F. Anderson - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Rhoda T. Anderson - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Rhoda Talbot Anderson

Rhoda Talbot Anderson, 88, of Bay City died June 5, 2003 at Matagorda General Hospital.

She was born May 6, 1915 in Lafayette, LA to the late Alexander and Theresa Talbot. Mrs Anderson was a long time resident of Bay City and a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law: Phillip & Kim Anderson of Grapevine, TX; brother: Charles Talbot of Sugar Land, TX; granddaughter: Rebecca Anderson of Grapevine.

She was preceded in death by her husband Orel Anderson; sistsr: Beulah Talbot Thibeaux; and brothers Eli Talbot and Lawrence Talbot.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, June 10, 2003, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joseph Cordero officiating.

Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014D2003JN08

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, June 8, 2003
 


George R. Ardeneaux - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

George Roy Ardeneaux

BAY CITY- George Roy Ardeneaux, 50, of Bay City died Tuesday, July 22, 2003.

He was born October 1, 1942, in Texarkana, to Lee Roy and Montrose Dunbar Ardeneaux. He worked as an electroplater for 13 years at Red River Army Depot and he was an ASA Umpire. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Survivors: wife, Diana Tweedle Ardeneaux; daughters, Montie Marie and Amanda Lynn Ardeneaux, both of Bay City; son, George Robert Ardeneaux of Waupaca, Wis.; brothers, Raymond Lee Ardeneaux of Garland and David Wayne Ardeneaux of Sallisaw, Okla.; and one granddaughter.

Family will receive visitors 6-8 p.m. Friday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Lee Watson officiating.

Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City (979) 245-4613.

Memorials: American Heart Association

The Victoria Advocate, July 24, 2003
 



 

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James Ray Arlitt

Infant James Ray Arlitt died May 31, 2004 at the Angleton-Danbury Hospital in Angleton. He was born May 30, 2004 in Angleton, Texas to William Ray and Treba Bonner Arlitt.

Survivors include: his parents; twin brother, William James Ray; sisters, Beverly and Nichoel Wood all of Old Ocean; grandparents, James Bonner and Dale Wheeler both of Brazoria; Fritz and Becky Arlitt of Alvin; and Keith and Pam Blades of Old Ocean; great grandparents, Treba Bonner of Brazoria, Rex and Norma Lee of Dallas, Bill Arlitt of Bay City, and Jim and Jan Reddoch of Old Ocean; and great-great grandmother, Irene Watkins of Old Ocean.

Graveside funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 4, 2004 at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck with the Rev. Dr. Earl Breazeale officiating.

Pallbearers will be James Bonner and Jim Reddoch.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, June 2, 2004


Olive M. Arlitt - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Leon T. Armatta & Minnie V. Armatta - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Charles L. Arnold - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Charles Luther "Pete" Arnold

Funeral services for Charles Luther "Pete" Arnold, a resident of Bay City for 43 years, were held Saturday, August 7, 2004 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Bay City with the Rev. Pauline Harvey and Rev. Don Storey officiating.

Interment followed at the Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Pete was born in San Augustine, Texas on November 26, 1922 to parents, Bill and Sarah Jane Bodine Arnold and he passed away at his residence in Bay City on August 4, 2004 at the age of 82.

He was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church since 1961, serving in many areas of leadership. He was Charge Lay Leader and Chairman of the Trustees for the church for many years. In March of 2003, his church honored him with a "Pete Arnold Day" in recognition of his many contributions of service. He was also very active in the community serving as a member of Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite Bodies of Galveston, a leader of the
Methodist Youth Organization (MYF), a board member of the Girl Scouts Camp Pierce Building Board and president of the Bay City High School Band Parents Association from 1972 to 1974. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, Gilbert, Oren Robert and Billy Gene.

He is survived: by his wife of 49 years, Sally Sparks Arnold of Bay City, a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Eddie Ammons of Sugar Land, Texas, a daughter, Allison Arnold of Portland, Texas, a brother, Bill Arnold Jr. of Houston, Texas, and two grandchildren, Ashley and Chip Arnold of Sugar Land.

Friends who served as pallbearers included Wayne Michael, Dan Wendt, Charles Teutsch, George Durett, Mike Wade and J.N. McDonald. Members of the Masonic Lodge #865 of Bay City provided the graveside services and the members of the Friendship Class of First United Methodist Church served as Honorary Pallbearers.

The Arnold family would like to express their deepest love and appreciation to the many friends and neighbors who gave such loving and generous support during Pete's illness.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church building fund, the American Cancer Society or the Hospice Support, Inc.

Arrangements were with Bay City Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, August 8, 2004
 


Anna Rochelle Ashcraft - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

E. J. Ashcraft & Goldie M. Ashcraft - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Goldie Mahon Ashcraft

Goldie Mahon Ashcraft, 90, of Bay City died April 4, 2002 at Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston. She was born January 21, 1912 in Lucion Field, Texas to the late James Lafette and Percy Anna Gilmon Edgar. Mrs. Ashcraft was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and a resident of Bay City since 1930.

Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law, Mahon and Boyd Smith of Bountiful, Utah, Noma Lee and Dave Slater of Alvin and Iris Lynn Porter of Bay City; sons and daughters-in-law, Maurice and Brenda Ashcraft of Bay City, Glenn and Sue Ashcraft of Doha Qatar, and E.J., Jr and Karen Ashcraft of Sweeny; 26 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, E. J. Ashcraft, Sr.; sister Lillie Gilbert; brother, Holland Edgar, and four grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Brent Ethington and Dr. Joe Cannon officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Chad Ashcraft, Maurice "Drum" Ashcraft II, Darryl Ashcraft, Kory Ashcraft, E.J. Ashcraft, III, and Davey Slater. Honorary pallbearers will be all her other grandsons. The family will receive friends at Taylor Bros. Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002AR07

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, April 7, 2002

 


Harriette June Ashcraft - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Harriette June Findley Ashcraft

Harriette June Findley Ashcraft, 61, of Bay City, died Nov. 22, 2001 at the Methodist Hospital in Houston.

She was born Dec. 14, 1939 in Bay City to the late Archie Marion and Myra Helen Combs Findley.

June was a lifelong resident of Bay City and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

She was a business manager for Bay City Auto and Sales for over 40 years.

Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Darryl Hoyt, Sr and Jennifer Ashcraft of Winnie, Texas, and Elton Maurice "Drum" Malynn Ashcraft, II of Broken Arrow, OK; daughter, Kristen Leigh Ashcraft of Bay City; brothers, Archie Lee Findley of Markham, and Melvin Thomas Findley of Temple; six grandchildren, Chad Bailey Ashcraft of Bay City, Sarah Rochelle Ashcraft, Morgan Reber, Elton Maurice "Buddy" Ashcraft, III of all of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Darryl Hoyt Ashcraft, Jr. and Dalton David Ashcraft, both of Winnie, Texas. She was preceded in death by her daughter Anna Rochelle Ashcraft.

Funeral services was at 1 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2001 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with Bishop Brent Ethington and Dr. Joe Cannon officiating.

Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers were E. J. Ashcraft, Jr., Dennis Smith, Matthew Ramsey, Todd Barber, Gary Calvo and Troy Ashcraft. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Hairston, Chris Barela, Don Wells, Roy Minshew, Davie Slater, Barney Griffith and Jason Findley.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001NV26

The Daily Tribune, November 27, 2001
 


John W. Ashcraft & Mary R. Ashcraft - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Kimberly Kay Ashcraft - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Harvey R. Atkin & Jo P. Atkin - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Antonio G. Atkinson - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Lavon S. Attaway - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


L. A. "Six" Augsburger & Minnie Mae Augsburger - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Emely C. Auzston - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 



 

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