Matagorda County Obituaries
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Randi Gaconnet
July 7, 1964 – April 17, 2011

Randi Gaconnet, of Bay City, Texas, passed away on Saturday April 17, 2011, at Matagorda Regional Medical Center due to lung cancer.

Randi was born July 7, 1964, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was a well-known mechanic for a number of years.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, April 20, 2011                           Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 

PLEDGER [Matagorda County, Texas] - Bergman L. Galloway, 89, of Pledger, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003.

He was born March 21, 1914, in Livingston, to the late Moode and Mamie Thomas Galloway. He was charter member of First Baptist Church of Pledger and was a former pastor of Trinity Baptist Church of Old Ocean and First Baptist Church of Matagorda. He worked for Dural Sulphur, J.S. Abercrombie, Jefferson Lake Sulphur, Bay City ISD, and Matagorda County Drainage.

Survivors: daughter, Billie White of Alvin; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: wife, Louise Galloway; sisters, Lily, Edna, Clara, Joyce, Buna, Cleo, and Mazelle; and brother, Gordie Galloway.

The family will receive visitors 6-8 p.m. today at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel.

Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, November 11, 2003
 

Louise Galloway, 86, of Pledger died August 22, 2001 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City. She was born October 30, 1914 in Westfield, Texas, to the late Sandor Alexander and Bertha Dozpoly Horvath. Mrs. Galloway was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pledger and a life-long resident of Pledger.

Survivors include: husband, Bergman L. Galloway of Pledger; daughter and son-in-law Billie and O’Neal White of Alvin; sister, Bertha “Avie” Brown of Houston, 3 grandchildren, Norman White and wife Nancy of Alvin, Laurie Windler and husband Cary of Bossier City, LA and Mary Stilwell and husband Daren of Alvin; 9 great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Taylor, Nikki, David, Kenny, Caleb, Haley, Jared, and Blake; 2 sisters-in-law, Ethel Horvath of Pledger and Willie May Horvath of Victoria.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 25 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Willard Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers will be Norman White, Daren Stilwell, Cary Windler, Taylor White, David Windler, and Kenny Hunt. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home. A00011A2001AG24

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, August 24, 2001


 

BLESSING - Angelita Galvan, 92, of Blessing passed away May 18, 2011. She was born June 7, 1918 in Victoria to the late Martin Vasquez and Francisca Garza Vasquez.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ramon Galvan; sons, Francisco and Johnny Galvan; sister, Ramona Rodriguez; and brother, Samuel Vasquez.

Survivors include her daughters, Rita Castro of Florida, Maria Castillo of California, Regina Sanchez of Bakersfield, Calif., and Helaria Longoria of Houston; sons, Candelario Galvan of Blessing, Ramon Galvan Jr. of Lamont, Calif., Macky Galvan of Houston, and Jimmy Galvan of Blessing; sisters, Ofelia Rodriguez, Rosario Vasquez, Felipa Calderon and Rita Guerra; brother, Lupe Vasquez; 37 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing with Rev. Peter Yeboah-Amanfo officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Blessing.
Pallbearers will be Jose Maria Longoria, Elesio Longoria, Fernando Carrillo, Joe Luis Galvan, Frank Galvan and David Galvan.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

Published in Victoria Advocate on May 20, 2011

EDNA - Mollie Catherine Dollery Gamble, 89, of Edna, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, in Bay City. She was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Edna, to the late Samuel Washington and Frances Cleveland Quinn Dollery. She was a certified nurse.

She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte (LC) Cooksey of Mansfield; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Boyd Gamble; son, Larry Vibrock; and brother, Charlie Dollery.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Slavik Funeral Chapel.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Slavik Funeral Chapel, the Rev. George Tompkins officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Edna.

Slavik Funeral Home, Edna, 361-782-2152.

Published in Victoria Advocate on May 24, 2011

Funeral services for Howard W. Gann, 83, of Bay City will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2000 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Wrape officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Mr. Gann died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000 in Bay City. He was born Sept. 11, 1916 in Lufkin, Texas to Trevathen and Emma Dunn Gann.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Mary Alive Laiche Gann of Bay City; sons, Jack Gann of Rye, Texas, David Gann of Victoria, and Dennis Gann of Houston; grandchildren, Darron Gann, Connon Gann, Darrell Gann, Stephen Gann, Eric Gann, Cheryll Grafton, Amy Gann, and Jennifer Rivera; great-grandchildren, Wayne Gann, Walker Gann, Scarlett Rivera, Tyler Grafton, Megan Grafton, Christine Vickers, Michelle Vickers, Cameron Gann and Parson Gann.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, January 28, 2000
 

Mary Alice Gann, 87, of Bay City, died February 12, 2005 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

She was born October 23, 1917 in Slidell, LA to the late T.F. and Mamie Cancienne Laiche. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and a resident of Bay City since 1960.

Survivors include: sons, Jack Gann of Rye, TX, David Gann of Inez, TX, and Dennis Gann of Houston, TX; grandchildren: Darren Gann, Connon Gann, Darrell Gann, Stephen Gann, Eric Gann, Cheryll Grafton, Amy Gann, and Jennifer Rivera; great-grandchildren: Wayne Gann, Walker Gann, Scarlett Rivera, Tyler Grafton, Megan Grafton, Christine Vickers, Michelle Vickers, Cameron Gann and Parson Gann.

Rosary will be 7:30 PM Sunday, February 13, 2005, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, and the Funeral Mass will be 2:00 PM Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. Robert Guerra officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City (979) 245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, Sunday, February 13th, 2005
 


Cristina "Tina" Garcia
 

BAY CITY - Cristina "Tina" Garcia went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. She was born on March 3, 1931 in Cuero to the late Benito Muniz and Gregoria Rodriguez Muniz. She loved cooking for her family and friends. She had a very giving and caring heart. She will be missed dearly by all.

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years Ruben Garcia; children, Ana Garcia Pena and husband Daniel, Mary Gonzales and husband Joe, Ruben Garcia Jr. and wife Amy, David Garcia and partner Dennis Cannon; grandchildren, Leticia Acosta, Teresa Gonzales, Gregory Gonzales, Marissa Garcia, Cristina Garcia, Rachel and AnaLiese Garcia, Gabriel Garcia, and Penelope Pena; great-granddaughter, Isabella Acosta; brothers, Robert Muniz, Braulio Muniz, and Benito Muniz; sisters, Felicita Merino, Dolores Lopez, and Janie Sardelich.

Cristina was preceded in death by her grandson, Joseph Gonzales; and infant son, Gabrial Garcia.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch as celebrant. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church.

Pallbearers will be Mark Sardelich, Jody Muniz, Frankie Trevino, Robert Muniz, Braulio Muniz and Philip Sardelich.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gregory Gonzales and Gabrial Garcia.

Memorials may be made to Lupus Foundation of America Inc., National Office, 386 Park Ave. South, Washington, DC 20036 or Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, 2000 L. St. NW Suite 410, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 24, 2011


Ezequiel Barboza Garcia, Sr.
(April 10, 1922 - December 31, 2011)
 

Ezequiel “PaPa” Garcia, Sr., 89, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. He was born April 10, 1922 in Goliad, TX. to the late John and Maria Louisa Barboza Garcia. Ezequiel was a truck driver retiring from the Milchem Company. He was an avid lover of cats, especially his beloved BooBoo.

He is survived by his son, Sidney D. Garcia of Bay City; 2 daughters-in-law; Rose T. Garcia and Mary Jesse A. Garcia both of Bay City; grandchildren, Brenda Reyes, Eddie Garcia, Ezequiel T. Garcia, lll and wife Charlotte, Jennifer Garcia, Anthony James Garcia and wife Linsey, Richard Garcia, Monica A. Garcia, Stacie Garcia-Arellano, great-grandchildren; Russell Garcia, Christopher Garcia, Ashley Muraira, Sierra Garcia, Savannah Garcia, Alazae Longoria, Manuel Longoria, Selene Longoria, Davion Arellano, Anthony James Garcia, Jr., Gabby Garcia, Ronald Lee Gomez, Jr., Kaitlyn Gomez; 2 great-great granddaughters; and numerous nephews & nieces. He is preceded in death by his wife, Julia DeLeon Garcia in 2008; his parents; his 3 sons, Richard D. Garcia, Ezequiel D. Garcia, Jr., and Manuel D. Garcia; his 2 sisters, Josefina Garcia and Sarita Garcia; his 4 brothers, Sgt. John Garcia, Jr., Daniel Garcia, Santiago Garcia and Alfredo Garcia.

The family will receive visitors from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Minister Ezequiel T. Garcia III, Church of God of Prophecy, officiating. Interment will follow at the Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Florentino R. Garcia, Sr. of Houston, Texas died Saturday, May 20, 2000. He was born Oct. 26, 1922 in Mexico to Natividad and Lucia Rodriguez Garcia. Florentino was a long time resident of Bay City until Jan. 1972 when he moved to Houston. He was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church of Houston.

He is survived by: his wife, Mary Lou Garcia of Houston; daughters, Silvia Castaneda of Bay City, Ophelia G. Rodriguez of Houston, Lucy Dingas of Katy, and Linda Gagnon of Jacksonville, Fla.; sons, Natividad Garcia and Raymond Garcia both of Houston; sisters, Catalina Yanez, Cipriana Chavez, Teodora Castillo and Lesara Suarez all of Mexico; 22 grandchildren; six great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to his nephew Fernando Ramirez for all his love and support.

A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2000 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Chruch. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Mr. Garcia was preceded in death by: Parents; daughter, Mary Jane Montalbo; son, Florentino Garcia, Jr.; and sister, Paula Torres.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, May 23, 2000
 


Ignacio P. “Nicho” Garcia
Feb. 1, 1924 – May 30, 2011

Ignacio P. “Nicho” Garcia peacefully went with the lord surrounded by the love of his family on Monday May 30, 2011.

He leaves behind his wife of 63 years and a legacy of love, loyalty and hard work.

He was born February 1, 1924, in Cuero, Texas, and was the youngest and last of 12 children born to Francisco and Felipa Partida to leave this world.

He is survived by: his wife, Mary; their children, Mary Helen (Raynaldo) Gutierrez of Sweeny, Fransisco (Gloria) Garcia of Markham, Josephine Rodriguez of Markham, Lee Roy Garcia of Fort Worth, Rose (Bernardo) Gonzalez of West Columbia, Larry (Lucille) Garcia of Lake Jackson; along with 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was a backhoe operator. He enjoyed fishing and dancing. He also enjoyed spending quality time with his family.

Family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Dixon Funeral Home in Brazoria.

A rosary will be held at 7 p.m.

Funeral service will be Thursday, June 2, 2011, at 10 a.m. at St. Johns Catholic Church in West Columbia with the Father Daniel S. Baguio officiating.

Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Haven of Rest Cemetery in West Columbia, Texas.

Online condolences may be left for the family by signing the guest book at www.dixonfuneralhome.com

Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria at 979-798-9113.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, June 1, 2011
 


James Garcia
(April 5, 1944 - August 20, 2011)
 

James Garcia, 67, of Bay City passed away August 20, 2011. He was born April 5, 1944 in Edna, TX to Tony Rosales & Loretta Garcia. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and retired from Union Pacific Railroad.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years Lucy R. Garcia of Bay City; sons Wayne Garcia & wife Maria of Lake Jackson & Michael Molina of Bay City; daughter Shirley Bertrand of Bay City; granddaughter Carrna Garcia, grandson Jason Molina; mother Loretta Merlos of El Campo; brother Simon Alcalar, Sr. & wife Paula of Hungerford; sister Jeanie Escobar of El Campo and many nieces and nephews. His father Tony Rosales, stepfather Frank Merlos, Sr. & brother Frank Merlos, Jr. all preceded him in death.

A rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM Monday at the funeral home. Mass will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. Greg Korenek officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Joe Garcia, Jr. 75 of Bay City died Tuesday, November 13, 2001 in Bay City. He was born September 20, 1926 in Cuero, Texas to the late Jose and Tomasa Garza Garcia, Sr.

He is survived by: daughters, Irma Garcia of Garden City, Missouri, Lidia Garcia of Bay City; sons, Steven Garcia and wife Bonnie of Bay City, Israel Garcia and wife Senaida of Bay City; brothers, Reynaldo Garcia and Prexie Garcia both of Bay City; grandchildren, Steve and Joe Sanchez, Israel Garcia, Jr., Isaac Garcia, Celeana, Serena, and Bonnie Garcia, Christina, Theresa, and Steve Garcia, Jr., Robby and Sara Anderson.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2001 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Villarreal officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Steven Garcia, Israel Garcia, Joe Sanchez, Steve Sanchez, Steve Garcia, Jr., Robbie Anderson, and Kenny Cutshall.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001NV15

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, November 15, 2001
 

Mary Garcia, 74, of Bay City, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000. She was born on Dec. 1, 1925 in Tomaston, Texas, to Lucas and Guadalupe Garcia Fernandez.

She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

She is survived by: her busband, Raymundo Garcia; daughter, Belia Gilbert of Bay City; sons, Raymundo Garcia, Jr. and Jorge Garcia, both of Bay City, and Manuel Garcia of San Antonio; sister Ramona Fernandez; brothers, Tomas Fernandez and George Fernandez, both of Houston; and 14 grandchildren.

A rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at Taylor Bros.Funeral Home.

Mass willbe held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with the Rev. Edward Boren officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

She is preceded in death by her parents andf one grandson, Randy Garcia.

Arrangements are by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

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THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Sunday, 5 November 2000
 


Raul G. Garcia
(July 23, 1938 - October 26, 2011)

Raul G. Garcia, 73, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 in Bay City. Raul was born on July 23, 1938 in Beeville, TX to the late Ramon “Chito” & Estefanita Guerrero Garcia. Raul and his wife Amelia owned and operated the Garcia Café Restaurant. Raul was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Raul was an avid gardener, supplying his family with fresh vegetables.

He is survived by his son: Johnny Lee Garcia & wife Irma of Bay City; 3 daughters: Stephanie Garcia of Bay City, Irene Payne & husband Ed of Bay City, and Gloria Rodriguez & husband Joe of Lake Jackson; 11 grandchildren: Lisa Vargas & husband Robert, Martha Fletcher & husband Adam, Moses Trevino, Bobby Trevino Jr., Rachel Longoria & husband Ephran, Rebecca Martin, David Jaramillo Jr., Jessica Jaramillo, Zechariah Payne, Skylar Payne, and Rosanna Garcia & husband Rudy; 12 great grandchildren; brother: Ray Garcia Sr. of Beeville, TX; 2 sisters: Dora DeLeon of San Diego, TX and Mary Elva Garcia of Beeville, TX. Raul was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ricard Garcia, and wife Amelia Medina Garcia in 1998.

Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM Sunday, October 30, 2011 at the funeral home. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Sunday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The Mass will be held 10:00 AM Monday, October 31, 2011 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Greg Korenek officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers will be: Ray Garcia Jr., Zach Payne, Randy Medina, Cornelio Medina, Robert Vargas, and Rudy Garcia. Sunday, October 30, 2011 4:00 am

www.taylorbros.net
 

Raymundo "Reyes" Garcia, Sr., of Bay City died May 29, 2001 at Matagorda General Hospital. He was born March 15, 1913 in Cuero, Texas to the late Francisco and Felipa Partida Garcia. Mr. Garcia was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and a resident of Bay City for the past 60 years.

Survivors include daughter, Belia Gilbert of Bay City, three sons, Jorge Garcia and Raymundo Garcia, Jr. of Bay City and Manuel Garcia of Lytle, Texas; sister, Emilia Martinez of Port Lavaca, Texas; brother, Ignacio Garcia of Markham, Texas. Twelve grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Rosary was 7 p.m. Friday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home and the funeral mass was 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Boren officiating. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jorge Garcia, Elano Oros, Nicholas Maldonado and Ricardo Maldonado, Steve Trevino and Freddie Mejas.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

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The Daily Tribune
 


Silvestra "Bertha" Palacios Garcia
 

PALACIOS - Silvestra "Bertha" Palacios Garcia, 85, of Palacios, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. She was born Sept. 5, 1926, in Edna, to the late Cruz Palacios Sr. and Elpidia Martinez Palacios. She was a homemaker and non-denominational.

She is survived by her daughters, Irene Guel, Roselee Garcia, and Ophelia Black, all of Bacliff, and Deborah Watson of Red Level, Ala.; sons, Jasper Garcia Sr. and Guadalupe Garcia Jr., both of Palacios, Andrew Garcia Sr. and Sammy Garcia, both of Bacliff, Martin Garcia of San Antonio, and Oscar Garcia of Webster; brothers, Louis Palacios Sr. and Frank Palacios, both of Victoria; 18 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Guadalupe Cantu Garcia Sr.; sons, Ernest Garcia Sr. and Frank Garcia; sisters, Francisca Molina and Olivia Huerta; and brother, Cruz Palacios Jr.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at The Living Word Church on the corner of 12th and Henderson Streets in Palacios. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the church.

There will be visitation from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m., at The Living Word Church. The Rev. Fernando Guel and the Rev. Jasper Garcia Sr. will officiate. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Curtis Johnson, Jonathon Watson, Sam Watson III, Andrew Garcia Jr., Frederick Polanco, Joshua Garcia, Jasper Garcia Jr., Christopher Guel, and Israel Guel Jr.
Honorary pallbearer: Gary Bale.

Under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 16, 2011

Yolanda S. Garcia, 56, of Bay City, died December 31, 2004 at Matagorda General Hospital.

She was born July 17, 1948 in Bay City, Texas, to the late Francisco and Herlinda Flores Sanchez.

She was a life-long resident of Bay City and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors include: husband, Rogelio F. Zamora of Bay City; daughters, Norma J. Jones and Elida R. Yanez, both of Bay City; sons, Abel Sanchez, Jesse D. Sanchez and Fabian N. Ramirez, all of Bay City; sisters, Susana Cortez, Delores Brown, Amelia Stewart, Diana Morris, Rachel Sanchez, Shelia Valdez and Margie Kick, all of Corpus Christi; brothers, Sammy Flores and Juan Flores, both of Bay City, George, David, Frank, Silvester, Valentine and Richard Sanchez, all of Corpus Christi; 21 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and very special friend, Sylvia Cruz of Alice, Texas.

She was preceded in death by: her daughter, Leticia A. Sanchez; brother, Steven Flores; and granddaughter, Ivory A. Sanchez.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2005, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The funeral mass is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jerry Cernoch officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers are: Joe John Yanez Jr., Jonathan J. Yanez, Joshua J. Yanez, Jesse D. Sanchez, Tony Sanchez, Camesindo Rodriguez and Joe John Yanez Sr.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City (979) 245-4613.

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, January 5, 2005
 


Shelby Garner
 

Shelby Jean Garner, (74), of Houston, Tex., passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011, in Sugar Land, Tex., after a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer.

She was born September 16, 1936, in Delhi, La., to the late Warren Monroe Andrews and Avis Victoria Pitmon Andrews (Sykes).

Jean is survived by her loving and devoted husband of more than 50 years: Marcie Clark Garner; son, Richard Monroe and wife, Catherine; son, Marcie Clark, Jr. and wife, JoAnn; daughter, Judith Lynn Lebel and husband, Bobby; sister, Marian Elizabeth Wilson; brother, Johnny Alfred Sykes; and four adoring grandchildren: Andy; Josh; Sean; and Caitlin. She was preceded in death by her brother, Milford Ray Andrews; and her grandson, Andrew Monroe Garner.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, July 29th, at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, 2313 Avenue I, Bay City, Tex. [(979)245-4613]. A memorial celebration of her life will be held there at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 30th, with interment following at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Tex.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean's memory to the American Cancer Society . Online condolences may be shared at www.taylorbros.net.

Houston Chronicle, July 29, 2011                Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 

Mary L. Garrison, 93, of Ganado, died March 9, 2000 at Care Inn Nursing Home in Ganado. She was born Jan. 28, 1907 in Schulenburg to the late Frank John and Amalie Orsak Sedlacek.

Mrs. Garrison was a resident of Ganado the past 9 years and a former longtime resident of Bay City. She was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church, KJZT No. 100, Our Lady of Snow and the Legion of Mary. For many years she was a seamstress and cashier at Rosenswigs of Bay City.

Survivors include: sister and brother-in-law, Lillie and Arnold Bothe of Gonado; three nieces, Grace Marie McDonald of Tulsa, Ok., Barbara Ann Steen of Conroe, and Mary Ellen Story of Mt. Vernon, Texas; and three nephews, Freddie Foeh of Hawkins, Bobby Bothe of Ganado; and John Sovinski of Houston.

She was preceded in death by: her husband's William Henry Hatchett and John Hardeman Garrison; two sisters, Emma Foeh and Eleanora Sovinski; five brothers, George, Robert, Lawrence, Raymond and Joseph Sedlacek.

A Rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2000 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel and a funeral mass will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Internment will be at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, 10 Mar 2000
 

BAY CITY - Evelina Garza, 47, of Bay City, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002. She was born Oct. 7, 1956, in Matagorda County, to the late Louis R. Jr. and Enedina J. Charles.

Survivors: husband, Joe John Garza; daughter, Melissa David; sons, Rene Sedillo and Joe Santos Garza; sisters, Anna Maria Garcia, Virginia Jimenez, Irma Villarreal, and Gloria Vasquez; brothers, Edward Charles Sr., Arturo Charles, David Charles, Joe Angel Charles, Arnold Charles and Louis Solis; and four grandchildren.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel.

Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, November 16, 2002
 

Isabel Villela Garza

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Baby infant Joe Santos Garza Jr., son of Joe Santos and Becky Garza, Sr. died Sunday, December 28, 2003.

He is survived by: brother, Richard Vega.

Maternal grandparents are Mr.and Mrs. Rick Hampson and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Guerra. Paternal grandparents are Mr. Joe John Garza and the late Evelina Garza.

Viewing will be held 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 3 p.m., Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at Cedarvale Cemetery .

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, December 31, 2003
 

Maria (Aurora) Garza, 77, of Bay City died Nov. 23, 2002 at Triumph Hospital in Sugar Land. She was born Aug. 8, 1925 in Lagarto, Texas to the late Gonzalo and Fedencia Vasquez.

Mrs. Garza was a resident of Bay City since 1952 and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law, Terry and Fabian Gallegos of Bay City, Elida and Tom Thomsen of The Dalles, Ore., Elda and Richard Garcia of Houston, and Silvia and Delfino Ochoa of Corpus Christi; sons and daughters-in-law, Francisco and Beatrice Garza, Jr. of Houston, Alfredo of Panama City, Fla. and Jerry and Joan Garza of Lumberton, Texas; sister, Dominga Leal of Mathes, Texas; brother, Gregorio Vasquez of Mathes; 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Francisco Garza Sr.; sisters, Hortencia Ruiz and Maria Nieves; and brothers, Manuel and Juan Vasquez.

A rosary was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel.

The funeral mass was 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jerry Cernoch Officiating.

Interment will be at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Garcia, Francisco Garza III, Jermey Garza, Eric Ortiz, Mario Ochoa and Alfredo Garza Sr.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002NV27

 

Raul Medina Garza, 63, formerly of Bay City, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003 in an Alice Nursing Facility after a long illness.

Mr. Garza was a retired Truck Driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonides and Refugia Medina Garza and son-in-law, Carlos Jaramillo Sr.

He is survived by: his wife, Delia M. Garza of Alice, Texas; three daughters, Sandra and husband Kenneth Soares of Bay City; Sara and husband Moses Garcia of Amarillo, Texas, Janie Jaramillo of Bay City; five sons, Rafael Raul and wife Rachel Garza of Bay City, Anseimo and wife Jody Garza of Nederland,Texas, John M. Flores, Jeremy Sanchez; Joel Flores all of Alice, Texas; 27 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Prayer service was at 7 pm Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003 at Walker-Mora Funeral Home in Alice.

Graveside service was Monday, Oct. 13, 2003 at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, October 15, 2003
 



 
Billy D. Gay

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Claude Ray Gay

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Ruby Leila Gay

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Frank A. Geniesse

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Dorothy Joyce Gibbens

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Elnora "Tootsie" Gibbens

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham

BLESSING - Donald Guy Glaze, 85, of Blessing, passed away at his residence Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. He was born in Louise, June 12, 1925, to the late Guy and Gertrude Thomas Glaze. Donald served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. For the majority of his life he was a rice farmer and rancher. He was always an avid hunter, steer roper, gardener, and guitarist. In his later years he also took an interest in playing bingo and the Texas Lottery. Donald was a loving husband, daddy, and papa. He will be missed by many.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Gresham Glaze of Blessing; son, Roy and wife Susie Glaze of Cedar Park; daughters, Donna and husband Larry Kalich of Gregory, Mona and husband Scott Stewart of El Maton, Diane and husband Charles Peterson of Cuero; sister, Iris and husband Gene Isaacson of Louise; 10 grandchildren, Bonnie, Kristie, Kevin, Bubba, Ross, Reba, Jeff, Mandi, Chuck and Russell; 12 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Meagan, Gage, Gavin, Gunnar, Lauren, Mason, Nathan, Caiden, Kendal, Zoey, and Connor.

Mr. Glaze was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Doris Wenglar, Melba Morton and Norma Mae Waites.

Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Wheeler Funeral Home in El Campo. Visitation will begin Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Wheeler Chapel.

Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jeff Stewart, Bubba Glaze, Chuck Peterson, Kevin Kalich, Russell Peterson and Ross Glaze.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association or charity of your choice.

Wheeler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, 979-543-3512.

Published in Victoria Advocate on February 20, 2011
 


Evelyn Marie Gresham Glaze

BLESSING - Evelyn Marie Gresham Glaze, 83, of Blessing, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, reuniting with her beloved husband of 65 years, Donald Glaze. She was born in Louise on Dec. 28, 1927, to the late T. Frank and Jessie Besch Gresham.

Evelyn graduated from Louise High School and then graduated from beauty college in Houston. She worked as a hairdresser until "the love of her life", Donald Glaze, returned home after serving his country as a U.S. Marine. They were married on June 12, 1946 until Donald's death in February 2011. Evelyn and Donald raised four children. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister, with an ever loving smile. Evelyn was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blessing.

Evelyn's interests included crocheting, quilting, sewing, and bingo. She also enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to whom she will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her son, Roy and his wife Susie Glaze of Cedar Park; daughters, Donna and husband Larry Kalich of Gregory, Mona and husband Scott Stewart of El Maton, Diane and husband Charles Peterson of Cuero; 10 grandchildren, Bonnie, Kristie, Kevin, Bubba Ross, Reba, Jeff, Mandi, Chuck and Russell; and 12 great-grandchildren, Lauren, Mason, Kendal, Nathan, Caiden, Zoey, Connor, Ryan, Megan, Gavin, Gage, and Gunnar.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Guy Glaze; sister, Verna Gresham Saunders; niece, Freda Gresham Franklin; and nephew, Tommy Saunders.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Wheeler Funeral Home in El Campo. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Wheeler Funeral Home in El Campo.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jeff Stewart, Bubba Glaze, Ross Glaze, Chuck Peterson, Russell Peterson, and Kevin Kalich.

Memorial donations may be directed to Alzheimer's Association or a charity of your choice.

Wheeler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 979-543-3512.

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 1, 2011


Charles "Chuck" Gola
(November 9, 2011 - November 5, 2011)

Charles Wayne “Chuck” Gola, 61 of Bay City, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2011. He was born November 9, 1949 in Bay City to Charles Louis Gola and Thelma Lucille Brumley Gola. He was a life-long resident of Bay City and was a Painting Contractor.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Thames Gola of Bay City; a daughter, Susanne McLeod & husband Stephen of Pledger; son, Kerry Wayne Gola & wife Debbie of Sweeny; step-sons: Anthony Ronald Young of Bay City and Michael Wayne Stuart and wife Christi of Bay City; sister, Dena Gail Brewer of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Jeremy, Travis, and Chad Wallace and Blake Marcum; great grandchild, Emilie Wallace; and step-grandchildren, Ashley, Jacob, and Jackson Stuart. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles L. and Thelma Gola; by brother, Jesse Earl Gola; and great grandchild, Mya Wallace.

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, November 10, 2011, from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Carmen Castillo Gomez, 59, of Markham, died April 8, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

She was born Aug. 9, 1940, in El Maton to the late David Castillo and Susana Anguiano Castillo. Mrs. Gomez was a life-long resident of Matagorda County and was a Baptist.

Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Monica and Gerald Scribner of Sugar Land, and Melinda and Ricky Galvan of Blessing; mother, Susana Castillo of Markham; sister, Julia Williford of Alvin; brother, Robert Castillo of Houston; and seven grandchildren, Richard, Anna, Joseph, Eric, and Melissa Galvan, all of Blessing, and Katherine and Susana Scribner, both of Sugar Land.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2000, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tom Matthews officiating. Interment was at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers were Richard Galvan, Andy, Gabriel and Raul Aguilar, and Jesus and Eric Castillo.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, April 11, 2000
 

Funeral services for Carole Sue Gonzales, 46, of Bay City, were to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000 at First Pentecostal Church of Bay City with Dr. Marvin Moore officiating. Interment was to follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Mrs. Gonzales died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000. She was born Jan. 23, 1954, in Sealy to John and Rafaela Gomez Andrews.

She was a member of First Pentecostal Church.

She is survived by: her sisters, Josephine Coble of Pasadena, Manuelita Garza, Margarita Cardoso, Betty Cuna, and Mary Alameda, all of Bay City; her brothers, Joe Andrews and Ellis Arillano, both of Bay City; and by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Baldemar "Vadle" Gonzales in 1991.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, February 16, 2000
 

Jesus Gonzales

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 


Joe Angel Gonzales, Jr.

Funeral services for Joe Angel Gonzales Jr., 79, of Palacios. Tx., were held Aug. 5, 2011 at Palacios Funeral Home with Rev. Bryan Heyer officiating. Interment was at Palacios Cemetery.

Mr. Gonzales was born Sept 14, 1931 in San Benito, TX to the late Romana Salinas and Jose Angel Gonzales, Sr. He passed away Aug. 2, 2011.

Joe has been a resident of Palacios for 70 years, was a member of the Catholic Church, and was a commercial shrimper.

He is survived by daughters Tina Shannon and Kimberly Gonzales; sons Joe Gonzales III, Earnest Gonzales, and Andy Gonzales; sister Cecila Haskins; brother Celso Gonzales, Sr; and by numerous grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Janie Aparicio; and brothers Ernesto, Rudolfo and Ignacio Gonzales.

Palacios Beacon, August 24, 2011
 

Maria C. Gonzales, 78, of Lake Jackson died December 23, 2000 at the Brazosport Memorial Hospital in Lake Jackson. She was born March 28, 1922 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Tom Wright and Maria Estella Cantu. Mrs. Gonzales was a resident of Lake Jackson the past 12 years, and a former longtime resident of Bay City.

Survivors include: two daughters and son-in-law Christina and Louis Ordonez of Lake Jackson, Mary Gonzales of Holiday Lakes, Texas; six sons and two daughters-in-law, Raymond Gonzales of Clute, Camerino and Olga Gonzales, Jr. of Bay City, Ray Gonzales, David and Lori Gonzales of Holiday Lakes, Texas, Rudy Gonzlales of Clute, Joe Gonzales of Huntsville, Texas; 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Camerino Gonzales, and her son Valde Gonzales.

Rosary service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home and the funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday, December 28, 2000, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Boren officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Christopher Estrada, Louis Ordonez, Ray Gonzales, Jr., David Gonzales, Jrs., Jimbo Isaiz, Ishmaya Ayala.

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THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, December 27, 2000
 

DANEVANG - Policarpio T. Gonzalez, 56, of Danevang, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Galveston. He was born July 18, 1956 in Mexico. He was a Catholic.

He is survived by his mother, Juana Tavarez of Mexico; sisters, Rosa Gonzalez, Efrocinia Gonzalez, and Maria del Refujio Gonzalez, all of Mexico; and brother, Aucencio Gonzalez of Victoria.

He was preceded in death by his father, Francisco Gonzalez.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m., at Artero Memorial Chapels in Victoria.

Interment will be held at a later date in Mexico.

Under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels, Victoria, 361-575-3212.

Published in Victoria Advocate on March 15, 2011
 

Funeral services for Victor Gonzales, 88 of Bay City, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel followed by burial at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Mr. Gonzales died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000 in Bay City. He was born Nov. 22, 1911 in San Diego, Texas to Jose and Lorqueria Gonzales.

He is survived by: four daughters, Herminia Gonzales, Minevera Zboral, Olivia Canto and Carmelita Gonzales, all of Bay City; sons, Robert Gonzales of Bay City and Raul Gonzales of Houston; brothers, Albert Gonzales of Fresno, Calif. and Benito Gonzales of Bay City, 55 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will include Benito Munguia, Arthur Rodriguez, Julian Garcia, Rudy Martinez, Daniel Gonzales and Joe Canto.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, January 25, 2000
 

Arturo G. Gonzalez, 47, of Bay City, passed away November 8, 2001 in Mazatenango, Guatemala.

He was born October 31, 1954 in Humacao, Puerto Rico to Arturo Gonzalez Benitez and Tomasa Gonzalez Viera.

He was an industrial painter and had been a resident of Bay City for the past 22 years.

He is survived by: wife, Elizabeth Gonzalez of Bay City; parents Arturo Gonzalez Benitez of Brooklyn, NY and Tomasa Gonzalez Lozada of Jersey City, NJ; daughters, Aleida Gonzalez of Houston, and Cindy Munoz of Houston, and Alexa Gonzalez of Bay City; four sisters, Blanca Rosario of Bayonne, NJ, Iris Lozada of Jersey City, NJ, Nidia Gonzalez and Tina Gonzalez of Brooklyn, NY; and by three brothers, Davy and Tomas Lozada of Jersey City, NJ, and David Lozada of Colorado.

A prayer service was held Friday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel.

The funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday at Taylor Bros Funeral Home. Interment was at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. AOOO11A2001NV18

The Daily Tribune, Sunday, November 18, 2001
 


Anda Janette Green Goodman, 55, of Bay City died January 15, 2002 at Lawrenceville, Georgia. She was born August 1, 1946 in Bay City to the late Leroy and Marie Green.

Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law, Tamara and Anthony Candelaria of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Elizabeth and William Candelaria of Dallas; brothers, Roy Green of Bay City, James Mote and wife Peggy of Santa Fe, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Winnie and Mike Marshall of Houston, three grand-children, Chrissy, Charity and Allison; one great granddaughter, Baily; grandmother Beckie Mote of Bay City, former husband, John W. Goodman; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 19 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev . Robbins Odem officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lewis and Brent Lawrence, Dewayne and David Walker, Ross Green and Jeff Marshall.

Memorials may be made to Bay City Women’s Bowling Association.

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THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, January 18, 2002



 



 
Howard D. Goodrich

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of
Faye Cunningham

Dolores "Dee" Louise Gordon, 73, of Santa Fe, Texas died February 22, 2002 at her daughter's residence in Santa Fe. She was born August 20, 1928 in Clinton, Iowa to the late Iver E. and Alice Andersen Hansen. She has been a resident of Santa Fe for the last 12 years, and was a former longtime resident of Bay City. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Vernon Sulak of Rosenberg, Texas, Patricia Buck of Webster, Laura and Fred Chitty and Rhonda and Tim Pelischek all of Santa Fe, and Terry Dee and Bill Baggett of Lumberton, Texas; son, William "Bill" Robert Gordon, Jr. of Long Beach, California; sister, Shirley Roach of Alvin; brother, Kenneth Hansen of Bay City; 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas "Tommy" Gordon.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2002, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Bruce Bonner officiating. Interment will be at Cedarvale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to A-Med Hospice 2919 Palmer Hwy., Texas City, Texas 77590.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Stephen, Tommy, and Brian Sulak, Dustyn and Anthony Fraley, Joey and Jonathan Buck, and Clint Chapman.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002FB24

THE BAY CITY TRIBUNE, Sunday, February 24, 2002
 

Loyd C. Gould

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of
Faye Cunningham
 



 


 

Susan Arminda Lynn Catchings Gould

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 

Eleanor Thompson Graham, 90, died on Dec. 2, 2001 in Santa Rosa, California, where she had been a resident of the Oakmont Gardens Retirement Community since 1998.

Born in Comer, Georgia to Fay Davis and John David Thompson, on Oct. 15, 1911, she had lived in Texas-prior to her move to California-since her marriage to Russell Eldridge Graham in 1935.

She and her husband moved to Bay City, Texas in 1940, and she made her home there for 58 years.

In Bay City, Mrs. Graham had been a member of the First Baptist Church since 1940, teaching the Fedelis Class for 30 years, and serving as the pianist in the Adult Department of the church and in many other church capacities.

She was a Charter Member of the Bay City Pink Ladies Hospital Auxiliary and of the Bay City Study Club, and a long time member of the Chautauqua Club and the Bay City Book Club.

She was an accomplished book reviewer in Bay City and in the surrounding communities.

Immediately prior to her death, Mrs. Graham had provided book reviews to a number of organizations in Santa Rosa and Greenbrae.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1981, and is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Graham and Herbert Kreissler of Greenbrae, California, and a son and daughter-in-law, David Eldridge and Lynn Graham, of Alexandria, Virginia.

All who knew Mrs. Graham agreed that she was a "true Georgia Peach."

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec 14 at Tiburon Baptist Church, 445 Greenwood Beach Road in Tiburon, California.

A private graveside service will be held in Bay City, conducted by Dr. W. D. Baker, her pastor of over 25 years. Burial will be in Cedarvale Cemetery.

A special fund in memory of Eleanor Thompson Graham has been established at Hospice of Marin. Donations in her honor may be sent to:
The Graham/Kreissler Family Endowment Fund, Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue Corte, Madera, California 94925.

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The Daily Tribune, Sunday, 12 Dec 2001
 



 
Robert Shepard Graham

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of
Faye Cunningham

Ruth C. Graham, 76, of Bay City, passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at the Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Ruth was born on Oct. 30, 1924 in Bay City to parents Elic Troupe and Susan Arminda Lynn Catchings.

Ruth was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bay City and was a Girl Scout leader and a Red Cross swim instructor for many years in Bay City.

She is survived by: husband, E. S. "Shep" Graham of Bay City; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Johnny French of Lake Jackson, Gina and Garlan Hinman of Bay City; sisters, Bobbie Lettieri of Florida, Vera Warren of Georgia, and Nancy Spicer of Missouri; grandchildren, Jana and Spencer Gibson of College Station and PFC Jon-Michael Graham French of Ft. Riley, Kan.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Shepherd Graham, and by sisters, Bernice Badgett and Iris Royster.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saintes in Bay City, with Bishop Brent Ethington and Dr. Joseph Cannon officiating.

Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Bay City Funeral Home from 6 until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Pallbearers will be Jon-Michael Graham French, Buddy Biggerstaff, Bill McKissick, Russell Lovell, Ken Madsen and Hollis Kirkland.

Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Rickman, M.D., James Cowart, M.D., Kim Bloom, M.D., Glenn Ashcraft, John Lewis Underwood and Charles Talbot.

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THE DAILY TRIBUNE, November 1, 2000
 


Ted F. Grantham 57, of Sugar Land, Texas died July 11, 2001 at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Houston. He was born May 11, 1944 in Wilmington, N. C. to Elwin E. and Marion Fryar Grantham. Mr. Grantham was a member of the Baptist Church, a resident of Sugar Land the past 21 years and was a former resident of Wilmington, N. C. and Jacksonville, Florida.

Survivors include: wife, Lynda Grantham of Sugar Land; daughter, Catherine Elizabeth Grantham of Sugar Land; beloved mother, Marion Grantham of Jacksonville, Fla., brother, Steve Grantham of Jacksonville, Fla. He was preceded in death by his father Elwin E. Grantham.

Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2001, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sam Starks officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, July 13, 2001
 

BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] - Thomas France "Gunny" Graves, 68, of Bay City, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004.

He was born March 7, 1935, in Long Beach, Calif., to the late Thomas and Doris Shockley Graves. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 20 years of service and served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a life member of the Philip H. Parker VFW Post No. 2438 and a Catholic.

Survivors: daughters, Catherine Tharp of Bay City, Jennifer Forster of Lake El Sinore, Calif. and Deborah Graves of San Francisco; sons, Thomas Patrick Graves of Bay City, Charles Graves of Mittie, La. and John Graves of Bay City; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating.

A private burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery at a later date. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, January 19, 2004
 


Craig Grebe

Aug. 31, 1985 - March 22, 2011

James Robert Craig Grebe was born August 31, 1985, in Bay City, and died March 22, 2011, in Fort Worth.

He is survived by: his parents, Lynn and Debra Grebe; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Suzette and Jon Selden of Austin, Penny and Mike Bergeron of Provo, and Celeste and Brandon Sipherd of New York City; his brother, Dennis Grebe of San Antonio; and his sister, Kathryn Grebe of Provo; his grandparents, Mary and Bob Grebe of Denver; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He is also survived by the love of his life — his fiance, Lindsey Joy Janik of Fort Worth, and his future in-laws, Dan and Mary Jo Janik, and future sister-in-law, Jennifer Laird, all of Katy.

Craig was a third-year medical student at University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, an honor graduate of Tulane University, and a 2004 graduate of Bay City High School, where he graduated in the Top Ten.

He was an outstanding football player, playing in three state championships for the Bay City Blackcats.

As a youth he enjoyed swimming and won five state championships, swimming breaststroke for the summer league. Many of his records still stand.

He enjoyed working with underprivileged children and taught swimming lessons; he worked as a lifeguard at Hilliard Pool for four years.

He enjoyed the outdoors and was an Eagle Scout.

He was engaged to be married to Lindsey Joy Janik on July 23, 2011.

Craig was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at age 15.

He took care of himself and was never seen without his diabetes pack. Diabetes was part of the Craig that we knew.

In life he was an inspiration to others. In death he will not be forgotten.

His funeral was held Saturday, March 26, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bay City.

A scholarship fund is set up in his name at Wells Fargo, and donations may be made there.

Bay City Tribune, Sunday, March 27, 2011
 

PALACIOS - Oscar Fred "Freddie" Greer Jr., 41, of Palacios, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Freddie was born in Richmond on Dec. 15, 1969 to Oscar F. Greer Sr. and Gayle Fondon Greer. He was a welder and a member of Faith Temple.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Greer; daughter, Faith Greer; sons, Oscar Fred "Trey" Greer III, Christopher Greer-Vasques, and William Greer; father, Oscar Fred Greer Sr. and wife Donna; mother, Gayle Polachek and husband Leo; and brothers, Kenneth Henderson and Tommy Henderson.

Viewing will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Finch Funeral Chapel. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Temple in Nixon. Burial will follow at Bundick Cemetery in Smiley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.

You are Invited to sign our online guest book at www.finchfuneralchapels.com.

Published in Victoria Advocate on January 31, 2011
 

Iva S. Griffith of Bay City died June 12 at Matagorda General Hospital. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, member of the Capt. Rugeley Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy, Matagorda Co. Historical Society, Matagorda County Museum Association and a past member of the Bay City Book Review Club. Survivors include sisters, Mrs. Homa Bronk and Mrs. Oklahoma Knox of Pasadena. Funeral service will be held at the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, June 14 at 10 a.m. with Rev. James Thompson of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment service will be held in the Cedarvale Cemetery. Services under the direction of Dick R. Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, June 13, 1975
 

Dorothy C. Grisham, 73, of Bay City, died March 16, 2001 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

She was born April 30, 1927 in Dallas to the late Joe B. and Belvieu Miller Wilson.

Mrs. Grisham was a member of the Pentecostal Church and a resident of Bay City since 1974.

Survivors include: husband; Carl J. Grisham of Bay City; two daughters and sons-in-law; Sharon May and Richard Harlow of Cut and Shoot, Texas, Kathy and James Dill of Waco; two sons and a daughter-in-law Larry Douglas and Dixie Jemigan of Mission, Texas and Ronald Lynn Sheffield of Corpus Christi; sister Arvilleen Keaton of Mesquite, Texas; brother, W. H. Wilson of Quintan, Texas; 11 grandchildren, Sabrina Pitts and husband Terry of Houston, Anthony Harlow of Cut and Shoot, Trisha More, Kemberly Hale and Mark Hale of Waco, Shelly Bullock of Bay City, Joy Jemigan of Bay City, Lacey Socha of Van Vleck, LaDeania Jemigan of Canton, Texas, Chuck and Cody Sheffield of Lafayette, La; 10 great grandchildren, Kristofer, Cameron and Victoria Pitts, Tevin Hale, Jorge Dill, Tamera More, Sara Bullock, Robyn Bullock, Melisa and Lorian Bullock.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Jolietia Miller, and brother, Ardean Wilson.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 19 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Jemigan, Richard Harlow, James Dill, David Bullock, William Kennan and Robert Escobedo.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros Funeral Home.

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THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Sunday, March 18, 2001
 

Hortencia T. Guajardo

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 


Mary Louise Guajardo
(March 9, 1944 - January 9, 2012)
 

Mary “MoMo” Guajardo, 67, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. Mary was born March 9, 1944 in Bay City to the late John Joseph & Julia Rodriguez Valdez. She was a very devoted mother and grandmother. She loved baking for her family, especially her grandchildren. Mary loved music, dancing whenever the occasion presented itself. She will be greatly missed by her sons.

She is survived by her 2 sons: Joe Guajardo & wife Abigail and Jerry Guajardo; 2 grandchildren: Jared and Gabriella; 4 brothers: Jesse Valdez, John Joe “Kenny” Valdez, Lorenzo Valdez, and Guadalupe Valdez; 3 sisters: Angie Lopez, Mary Rose Cox, and Corrina Cortez; and numerous nieces and nephews and other loving family members.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, January 12, 2012 with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 PM. Mass of the Resurrection will be 10:00 A. M. Friday, January 13, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Jerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Funeral services for Cayetona Guanajuato, 74, of Bay City, will be at 10 a.m. April 23, 2001, at Our Lady of Guadalupe, with Father Ed Boren officiating. Rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Bay City Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City, Texas.

She died April 20, 2001, at Wharton, Texas. She was born Aug. 7, 1926 at Granbury, Texas.

Survivors include: sons, Michael and Ben Guanajuato, both of Bay City, and Max Guanajuato, Jr. of Angleton; daughters, Virginia Perez, Hope Guanajuato, Mary Helen Guanajuato, Teresa Guanajuato, Gloria Garcia of Markham, and Connie Longoria all of Bay City; brother, Paul Lozano of Bay City; sister, Delores Perez of Bay City, and Mary Louise Rodriguez of Markham; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Max Guanajuato, III, Gilbert Perez, Jr., David Barzon Sr., Bill Parker, Jose Longoria,and Rudy Galvan.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

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The Daily Tribune, Sunday, April 22, 2001
 

William Allen "Dub" Guidry, 74, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at his residence. He was born in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas on August 28, 1926 to Allen and Jessie Snowe Guidry.
Dub was a member of the First Baptist Church. He worked as a Petroleum Engineer for Skelly Oil Company, Getty Oil Company, and Texaco.
He is survived by: two daughters, Darla Guidry of Austin and Pat Guidry of Bay City, one sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Oscar Travis of Port Arthur, Texas; two nephews and one niece.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2001 at the First Baptist Church of Bay City with the Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiating.
Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Snow, John Travis, Kirby Dismukes, Bruce Mahlen, Eddie Moore, and James Barbour.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Support Care, 1102 North Mechanic, Suite B . El Campo, Texas 77437. The family will receive friends at Bay City Funeral Home, Friday February 23, 2001 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home. A00011A2001FB23

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, February 23, 2001
 


Joseph U. Gulley          Dula Mae Gulley          Roselawn Memorial Park          Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 

Alonzo Lonnie Gutierrez, 67, of Bay City, died Thursday, July 13, 2000 in Houston, Texas.

He was born May 30, 1933 in Olmito, Texas to Perclean and Virginia Vasquez Gutierrez.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Gutierrez of Bay City; daughters, Terri Gutierrez of Brownsville, Sharon Gonzales, Nan Garcia, Brenda Bush, Vicki Garza, all of Bay City, and Gloria Trujillo of Arizona; sisters, Amparo Flores, Virginia Caldera, and Toni Salivar, all of Brownsville; Gloria Garza of Dallas, and Chavela Garza of Georgia; brothers, Pedro Gutierrez, Alfredo Garza, and Angel Garza, all of Brownsville; one nephew, Coy Martinez, Jr. of Bay City; 21 grandchildren; and eight grandchildren.

A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2000, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Boren officiating.

Interment will follow in Cedarvale Cemetery. He was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Soto.

Arrangements are by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, July 14, 2000
 

Jerry Gutierrez, 59, of Bay City died Nov. 8, 2000 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City. He was born Oct. 28, 1941 in Matagorda County to Gilbert and Simona Garcia Gutierrez. Mr. Gutierrez was a resident of Bay City.

Survivors include: sisters, Mary Waggoner of Bay City, Elida Trevino of Angleton, Diana Reyna of Victoria, Delia Martinez of Houston, Esmeralda Candelaria of New Mexico, Minnie Vela of Tivoli, Beatrice Flores of Lake Jackson, and Denia Garcia of Bay City.

Mr. Gutierrez was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Simona Gutierrez; his brother, Gilbert Gutierrez; and his sister, Amelia Martinez.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Interment was at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2000NV16

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, November 16, 2000
 

Adela Silvas Guzman, 83, of Bay City died July 7, 2002 at the Matagorda House Health Care Center. She was born December 6, 1918 in Wharton County, TX to the late Reaheal and Manuela Chacon Silvas. She was a lifelong resident of Bay City and was member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors include: daughters, Amy Garcia, Delores Gamez, Manuela Vega and Adela Guzman all of Bay City, and Marie May of Markham, sons, Pete Guzman of Bacliff, TX, Jesse Silvas and Faustino Silvas both of Bay City; 30 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home and the funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Boren officiating.

Pallbearers were to be her grandsons, Gus Garcia, Jr., Pete Guzman, III, Jesse Guzman, Anthony Vega, A.D. Aviles, Authur Guzman and her special grandson, Lee Garcia. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A000114B2002JL10

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, July 10, 2002
 

Josephine Guzman, 87, of Bay City died May 9, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston.
She was born October 19, 1913 in Palacios, Texas to the late Frank and Juanita Rodriguez Lopez.
Mrs. Guzman was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and a lifelong resident of Bay City.
Survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Valentine and Stella Guzman, Louis D. Jr. and Teresa Guzman all of Houston and Edward and Lupe Guzman of Bay City; nine grandchildren, nine step grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Louis D. Guzman; sisters, Janie Harvey. Beatrice Ramos and Jesusa Lopez; and brothers, Esavel and Frank Lopez.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home and the funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Boren officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001MY11

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, May 11, 2001
 

BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] - Juan Guzman, 79, of Bay City, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002.

He was born May 28, 1923, in Ocampo, Guanajuato, Mexico, to the late Refugio and Maria Gallegos Guzman. He was a laborer in the oilfield.

Survivors: wife, Antonia Pinon Guzman of Houston; daughters, Maria Gonzales of Bay City, Juana Aguilar of Ganado, Herminia de Aguilar and Maria Garcia, both of Mexico, and Lupe Garza of Missouri City; son, Inocensio Guzman of San Antonio; sisters, Pifania Guzman and Carmen Guzman; brother, Cension Guzman; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Saul Garcia officiating.

Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, October 3, 2002
 


 

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