Matagorda County Obituaries
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David K. Gainer, Sr.

July 29, 1955 – Dec. 27, 2012

David K. Gainer, Sr. 57 passed away December 27, 2012. He was born in Victoria, Texas July 29, 1955 to the late Benjamin Mack Gainer, Sr. and Mary Carolyn Cain Gainer of Victoria.

David was very active in the oilfield business and owned his own service company. He was an avid hunter and traveled the world. He was a member of Safari Club International and brought home many World Record trophies.

In addition to his Mother, he is survived by: his partner of 10 years Kathy Bush of Victoria; daughter, Molly Ann Gainer of Victoria; son, David Kirk Gainer, Jr. of Victoria; brothers, Benjamin Mack Gainer, Jr. and Michael Thomas Gainer, Sr. both of Victoria; his precious grandchildren, Ashley Nicole Gainer, Shelby Annette and Kali Elaine McCord.

The family will receive friends at Rosewood Funeral Chapels from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2012.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Rosewood Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Nick Stewart officiating.

Interment will follow at the Hawley Cemetery in Bay City, Texas.

Pallbearers will be David Gainer, Jr., Michael Gainer, Sr., Michael Gainer, Jr., Benjamin Gainer, Jr., Benjamin Gainer, III, Carey Zimmermann, Christopher McCord and Skip Welch.

If one so desires, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com

Bay City Tribune, December 30, 2012
 

BAY CITY - Victor Gamez, 62, of Bay City, died.
He was born June 16, 1942, in Cuero, to the late Frank and Francis Gamez.

Survivors: wife, Delores Guzman Gamez; daughter, Martha Nava of Bay City; sons, Jesse Guzman and David Gamez, both of San Leon, Ralph Guzman and Frankie Gamez, both of Bay City, Victor Gamez Jr. of Huffman, and Joe Gamez of Houston; sisters, Matilda Guajardo of Bay City and Gloria DeLaRosa; brother, Jose Gamez; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: sisters, Geneva Perez and Isabel Benevides.

Visitation will be noon-8 p.m. today at Green's Mortuary chapel.

A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, the Rev. Jerry Cernoch officiating.

Burial will be at Midfield Cemetery [Matagorda County, Texas]. Green's Mortuary, Bay City, 979-245-3489.

The Victoria Advocate, Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005
 

Sanjunita Stephanie Gaona, 4,

 of Bay City, died April 29, 2005.

She was born September 6, 2000 in Galveston, Texas, to Juan Gaona and Margarita Castellano.

Survivors include: parents, Juan Gaona and Margarita Castellano, both of Bay City; paternal grandfather, Vicente Gaona of Bay City; maternal grandparents, Francisco and Guadalupe Castellano of Mexico; sisters, Emily Gaona and Floricen Villarreal, both of Bay City; brother, Juan Manuel of Mexico.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother Emma Gaona.

A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, with the Rev. Saul Garcia officiating.

The funeral mass will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jerry Cernoch officiating.

Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Guillermo Castellano, Tim Jamalo, Donald Crews and Armondo Cortez.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, May 4, 2005
 

PALACIOS [Matagorda County, Texas] -- Anita Alvarez Garcia, 82, of Palacios, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001.

She was born March 5, 1910, in Olivia, to the late Marcelino and Ventura Morales-Alvarez. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

Survivors: daughters, Mary Ann Garcia and Rebecca Torres, both of Palacios; sons, Alfred Garcia, Albert Garcia, Tony Garcia, Nick Garcia III, Robert David Garcia and Lawrence Garcia, all of Palacios, Lee Garcia of Freeport and John Garcia of Sacramento, Calif.; 39 grandchildren; and 64 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Nick C. Garcia Jr.; daughter, Vivian Carrillo; son, Robert Garcia; parents.

Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Artero Memorial Chapels.

A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony's de Padua Catholic Church in Palacios.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Charles Dwomoh officiating.

Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery. Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.

Victoria Advocate, Wednesday May 30, 2001
 

Funeral services for Juanita Alvarez Martinez Garcia, 82, of Palacios, were held Aug. 16, 2004 at Apostolic Church with Rev. Eddie Martinez officiating. Interment was at Palacios Cemetery.

Mrs. Martinez was born March 8, 1922, in Gonzales, to the late Benito and Matilda Arce Alvarez. She died Aug. 12, 2004.

She was a homemaker and a member of Apostolic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Francisco "Pancho" G. Garcia; daughters, Petra Ochoa of Edna, Dominga Andrade and Gloria Martinez, both of Palacios, and Benita Moreno of Allen; sons, John Martinez and Joe Martinez, both of Palacios and Angelo Martinez of High Point, N.C.; and brother, Espirion Alvarez of Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Julian L. Martinez; daughters, Grace Martinez and Annette Martinez Long; and son, Jose Martinez.

Arrangements are with Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.

Palacios Beacon, Wednesday, August 18, 2004
 

Funeral services for Leonor Nevarez Garcia, 67, of Palacios, were held Oct. 9, 2004 at St. Anthony's de Padua Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Dwomoh officiating. Interment was at Palacios Cemetery.

Mrs. Garcia was born Feb. 17, 1937, in Falfurrias, to the late Leonardo and Matinana Gonzalez Nevarez. She died Oct. 6, 2004.

She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

She is survived by daughters Guadalupe "Lupe" Garcia and Rosie Garcia, both of Bacliff, Tx. and Janie Morales of Bayview, Tx.; sons Walter Garcia Jr., Lucio Garcia, Martin Garcia and Leo Garcia, all of Bacliff, and Lino Garcia of Palacios; sisters Leonides Garcia and Linda Escobedo, both of Palacios; brothers Wally Nevarez of Bay City, Leonardo Nevarez Jr. of Port Lavaca, Leonel Nevarez Sr. of Palacios, and Leo Nevarez of Bunker Hill, Ill.; 34 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, Eusebio "Walter" P. Garcia Sr.; and brother Leon Nevarez Sr.

Pallbearers were Allan Lopez, Joe Edward Guerrero, Stephen Guerrero, Adrian Garcia, Eliah Garcia, Gustavo Osuna, Eric Morales, and Lino Garcia Jr.

Honorary pallbearers wereTomas Gonzales, Gloria Guerrero, Irma Morales, Mary Rodriguez, Minerva Nevarez, Sally Nevarez, Jasmine Carrizales, and Victoria Carrizales.

Palacios Beacon, October 13, 2004
 


Lucia Rodriguez Garcia
(April 10, 1929 - February 27, 2013)

Lucia Rodriguez Garcia, 83, of Markham passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013. She was born April 10, 1929 in Sinton, TX to the late Ramon & Maria Solis Rodriguez. Lucia was a member of the VFW Post 2438 Ladies Auxiliary. Lucia’s life was all about her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to spend time cooking for her family, and tending to her flower garden. Lucia was a very loving and caring person.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years: Albert Garcia; 2 daughters: Norma Trevino & husband Jaime and Laura Garcia & husband Daniel; son: John Joe Garcia & wife Idalia; 9 grandchildren: John Garcia Jr., Wendy Prindiville, Albert Garcia, Miranda Medina, Steven Trevino, Daniel Garcia Jr., Mark Garcia, David Alvarado, and Oscar Alvarado. 11 great grandchildren: Arianna, Albert, & Nicolas Garcia, Gavin & ^Cameron^ Garcia, James Medina, Baby Prindiville, Yosselin, Yulissa, Angel, & Yarisel Alvarado; sister: Vicky Crain; and 4 brothers: Lee, Manuel, Ramon Jr., & Joe Rodriguez. Lucia was preceded in death by her parents; sister: Eloisa Garcia; 2 brothers: Reynaldo & Charlie Rodriguez; and great grandchild: Cameron Garcia.

The rosary will be held 6:30 PM Friday, March 1, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The mass will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, March 2, 2013 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blessing with Father Peter Yeboah-Amanfo officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be: John Garcia Jr., Albert Garcia, Steven Trevino, Daniel Garcia Jr., Mark Garcia, Kevin Prindiville, and C. J. Medina. Honorary pallbearers will be: David Alvarado, Oscar Alvarado, and Pedro Aguilera Jr.

Lucia’s family would like to thank her Care Giver: Lupe Vallejo; special friends: Mrs. Dailey, Jeff & Debbie Nemec, Joseph & Maria Enoch, Nelda & Ted Fuentes, and Mr. & Mrs. Packy Martinez; Houston Hospice; and all family & friends who sent their prayers.

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Paula S. Garcia, 84, of Palacios, died Nov. 6, 2000, at the Palacios Healthcare Center in Palacios, Texas. She was born June 6, 1916, in Mexico to the late Jacobo and Antonia Sanchez.

Mrs. Garcia was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and a lifelong resident of Palacios.

Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law, Lucy and Cesario Garza of Freeport, Angelina and Manuel Ferrell of Houston, Janie and John E. Penland and Pauline Gomez, all of Palacios; sons and daughters-in-law, Blas and Mary Garcia, Lucio Garcia, Ramon, Jr. and Marleny Garcia, and Joe and Carol Garcia, all of Palacios; sister Eva Thach of Kemah, Texas; brothers, Paul Sanchez of Bay City, Tony Sanchez of Kemah, Lupe Sanchez of Lubbock, and John Sanchez of Texas City; 21 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; and two great-great-granchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ramon Garcia; son, Jesse Garcia, sisters, Frances Rodriguez and Lenore Longoria; and brothers, Tules, Adam and Joel Sanchez.

A Rosary Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Palacios Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Charles Dwomah officiating.

Interment will be at the Palacios Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael and Louis Farrel, Gary and Danny Gomez, Henry, B. J., and Joe, Jr. Garcia.

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home. A00011A2000NV07

Daily Tribune, Tuesday, November 7, 2000
 

Robert Garcia, 34, of Austin, formerly of El Campo, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003.

He was born April 3, 1968 in El Campo to the late Jose L. Garcia and Concuelo Resendez of Wharton. Mr. Garcia was a Catholic. He graduated from Tidehaven High School in May 1988 and moved to Austin after graduation for nine years then returned to Wharton County for five years before moving back to Austin in 2002.

He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Jacinto Garcia; and grandfathers, Matias Tobar and Luis Garcia.

Survivors include his mother; step-father, Sesario Resendez; grandmothers, Concepion Garcia of Markham and Paula Luna of Dallas; daughter, Adoree A. Garcia of Austin; nephew, Cannan W. Garcia of Blessing; and brothers, Joe Luis Garcia of Wharton, John H. Garcia of Wharton and James M. Garcia of Lake Jackson.

A Rosary service is Sunday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at Wheeler Funeral Home. Funeral services are Monday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. at St. Roberts Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Midfield Cemetery under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Matt Tovar, Edward Garcia, Cannan Garcia, Joe Lewis Garcia, James Garcia and John Garcia. Honorary pallbearers are Eric Stemson and Mike Dailey.

El Campo Leader-News, Saturday, February 22, 2003
 

PALACIOS -- Maximo Gatica, 95, of Palacios, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001.

He was born Nov. 22, 1905, in Matagorda, to the late Antonio and Simona Camacho Gatica. He was a retired shrimper and a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church.

Survivors: sisters, Dominga Solis and Paula Rivas, both of Palacios; brothers, Leon Gatica and Herman Gatica Sr., both of Palacios.

Preceded in death by: parents; sisters, Bessie Diaz and Sabina Gatica; brothers, Monico Gatica, Lino Gatica and Frank Gatica.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. tonight at Palacios Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Dwomoh officiating.

Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery. Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, 361-972-2012.

Victoria Advocate, Thursday June 28, 2001
 

A Rosary for Rosalie N. Garza, 60, formerly of Palacios, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Palacios Funeral Home Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Palacios with Rev. James Nischan officiating. Interment will be at Palacios Cemetery. Mrs. Garza was born Nov. 12, 1940 in Charco, Tx. to the late Andres and Maria Nevarez Garza. She died Aug. 20, 2001. She had been a resident of Houston for the past 31 years. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Tanya and Ricardo Rojas of Pearland, Tx.; a son, Michael Garza of Houston; sisters Genoveva Estrello and Angie Samora of Palacios, Rebecca Garza, Lucy Sanchez and Teresa Avalos of Houston; brothers Cesario Garza of Freeport, Andres Garza, Jr. of Port Lavaca, and Albert Garza of Sugarland; grandchildren Alex and Ricky Rojas, and Sandy, Michael, and Priscilla Garza of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters Evangelina Garcia and Yolanda Rodriguez. Pallbearers are Gary, Andy and Larry Garza, Kenny and David Sanchez, Darryl Gallardo and Mario Rodriguez. "If tears could bring you back....I would cry a stairway to heaven."

Palacios Beacon, August, 2001
 


Robert Geffert Sr.

March 19, 1930 –Nov. 1, 2012

Robert Geffert Sr., 82, of Bay City, died November 1, 2012.

He was born on March 19, 1930 in Yorktown to Henry and Clara Wyse Geffert. Robert was a veteran of the United States.

He is survived by: his wife of 47 years, Joyce; daughters, Yvonne Mader and Angela Geffert; sons, Robert Geffert Jr. and Ernest Geffert, sister, Gertrude Grasse; brother, Emil Geffert; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Robert is preceded in death by: his parents; sisters, Anne Gloor and Clara Koeny; half-sisters, Helen McDonald, Elsie Ressman and Martha Habadar; and half-brothers, Ernest Schoenherr, Henry Schoenherr, and Freddie Geffert.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City with the Reverend Lane Pardue officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.triskafuneralhome.com. Triska Funeral Home, 979-543-3681.

Bay City Tribune, December 5, 2012
 


Moia Giles, Jr.
Sept. 26, 1932 –Jan. 22, 2013

Moia Giles, Jr., 80, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at an Abilene nursing facility under hospice care.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2013 in the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory St. with burial following in the Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery, 5701 Hwy 277 South.

Visitation was Friday evening at the funeral home located at 542 Hickory.

Moia was born in Bay City, Texas on September 26, 1932 to Moia Giles Sr. and Juliette Giles.

He attended Van Vleck Herman High School and later joined the United States Air Force in 1953. He always had an infatuation with airplanes, which he learned to fly. Whenever he would fly home to Bay City he would try to take everyone for a ride.

Moia spent 23 years in the Air Force and retired May 1973. He went back to the Air Force as a civil service employee for another 25 years where he served in the Transit Maintenance, Dyess Commissary, and Dyess Transportation and supply departments. Moia and his wife, Bobbie, and daughters, Pamela and Shirley, made their home in Abilene after his retirement.

His parents and sisters, Odie Mae Thomas and Eulalia Hawkins; and nephews, Larry and Garry Thomas preceded him in death.

Survivors include: daughters, Pamela J. Giles of Frisco, and Shirley Arrington of Abilene; grandchildren, Miracle and Jayson Nichols, Geacoby Arrington, and Brian and Idell Stokes; great-grandchildren, Christian and Glorianna Nichols, and Brittany and Imani Stokes. Surviving in-laws include Roosevelt Thomas of Bay City, Yvonne Choate of Fort Worth, James Cummings of Troy, and Miles Adams of Abilene.

You may view and sign guestbook at www.elliotthamilfuneralhome.com

Bay City Tribune, January 27, 2013
 


Elisa Rangel Gomez
(January 16, 1934 - November 8, 2012)

Elisa Rangel Gomez, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Elisa was born on January 16, 1934 in Mercedes, Texas to the late Vincente and Antonia Rangel. She was a true servant of God, helping those in need. She always had a positive attitude and outlook on life.

She is survived by her loving family, children, Ezkiel Gomez, Mary Stauffer & husband Dean, Elias Gomez & wife Epifania, Esteban Gomez, Eli Gomez; grandchildren, Faith, Audrey, Vicente, Renee, Emmanuel, Adriana; sister Juana Gonzalez; brother, Jacobo Rangel; and numerous nieces , nephews and other loving family members. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Enrique, and son Enrique Jr.

Family will be present for visitation from 5:00-8:00 PM Saturday November 10, 2012 with a prayer service at 6:30 PM. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Pastor Joe DeLeon. Burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be: Ruben Gomez, Abel Dominquez, Daniel Gonzales, Ismael Rangel, Vicente Gomez, and Levi Morales.

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Sylvia Ann Gomez, 47, of Bay City died June 11, 2001 in Bay City. She was born March 12, 1954 in Palacios, Texas to Hilbert and Beatrice Hernandez Morales. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, a resident of Bay City the past six months and a former longtime resident of Palacios.

Survivors include: husband, Francisco Gomez of Bay City; mother, Beatrice Morales of Rosenberg; daughters, Blanca Estella Gomez of Plano, Texas, Suzanne Yvonne Gomez of Bay City, Stephanie Ann Gomez of San Angelo, Texas; son, Francisco R. Gomez, Jr., of Brenham; sisters, Linda Mendoza of Missouri City, Alice Morales of Fort Worth; brothers, Richard Morales of Houston and Vincent Morales of Rosenberg; three grandchildren, Gabriela Gomez, Ashlyn Gomez, and Jacob Gomez all of Bay City; three nieces, Michelle Morales and Marie Mendoza both of Houston, Ashley Mendosa of Missouri City; nephew, Jason Mendosa of Missouri City. She was preceded in death by her father, Hilbert Morales and her brother, Freddie Morales.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2001, at Taylor Bros Funeral Home and the Funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Palacios. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery, Palacios, Texas. Pallbearers will be Vincent Morales, Danny Perez, Joe Esquivel, Karlton Stone, Gilbert Duran and Luis Savala.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001JN14

Daily Tribune, June 14, 2001
 


Carmelita Gonzales

Jan. 11, 2013

Carmelita Gonzales, 60, a longtime resident of Bay City, Texas, passed away January 11, 2013 to be with her heavenly father in heaven. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Harvest Time Church 42 FM 2540 South, Bay City, Texas, with Rev. J. T. Hardaway, officiating.

Visitation will begin at 1-2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow immediately after the service at Cedarvale North Cemetery in Bay City.

Carmelita Gonzales was born in Robstown, Texas.

She is survived by: her sisters, Herminia Gonzales, Olivia Gonzales Cantu, Minerva Gonzales Zboral; brothers, Robert Gonzales and Raul Gonzales; and numerous of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Carmelita Gonzales will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, San Juana Gonzales and Victor Gonzales; sisters, Emma Gonzales Munguia, Orelia Gonzales Martinez, Anita Gonzales Garza, and Sylvia Gonzales; and brother, Willie Gonzales.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Garza, Sr., Guadalupe Zboral III, Zachary Garcia-Zboral, Willie Zboral and Arthur Benavides, Jr.

Funeral services for Mary L. Boone will be Saturday, January 19, 2013 in the chapel of Green’s Mortuary at 11a.m. with Rev. Jerry Manning, officiating.

Viewing with be an hour before services. Burial will follow immediately after the services at Markham Cemetery.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Green’s Mortuary, 979-245-3489.

Bay City Tribune, January 16, 2013
 


Francisco "Frank" Gonzales Jr.

(October 9, 1957 - November 7, 2012)

Francisco “Frank” Gonzales Jr., 55, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. He was born on October 9, 1957 to the late Francisco & Marcela Galvan Gonzales Sr.. Francisco coached little league in Blessing from the mid 90’s to about 2008. He loved woodworking and cooking. He was a long time member of the Blessing Volunteer Fire Dept.

He is survived by his loving wife: Irene Gonzales; 2 children: Kevin Gonzales Sr. & girlfriend Kari Crain and Francisco Gonzales III; 2 grandchildren: Kevin Jr. and Alizia Marie Gonzales; 9 brothers and sisters: Juan Gonzales Sr., Fernando Gonzales Sr., Felipe Gonzales, Lydia Moran, Leonisa Garza, Licha Mesa, Fidela Wilkins, Luisa Gonzales, and Catarina Conde; and numerous nieces and nephews. Francisco was preceded in death by his parents; son: Christopher Gonzales, sister: Delia Ramirez, and brother: Pepe Garza.

The Rosary will be recited: 6:30 PM Monday, November 12, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The Mass will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blessing with Father Peter Yeboah-Amanfo officiating. Pallbearers will be: Kevin Gonzales Sr., Kevin Gonzales Jr., Francisco Gonzales III, Fernando Gonzales Jr., Gabriel Gonzales, and Byron Battle. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Ben Llanes, Ricky Torres, and Cooky Rios.

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Janie C. Gonzales, 71, of Palacios, died October 15, 2000 at Palacios Health Care Center in Palacios.

She was born Dec. 27, 1928 in Woodsboro, Texas to the late Valentin and Jesusa Yanez Canales. Mrs. Gonzales was a member of the Baptist Church and a resident of Palacios for the past 44 years.

Survivors include: husband, Celso Gonzales, Sr. of Palacios; daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and Gilbert Flores, Jr. of Palacios, Nelda and Eric Bergamyer of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Mary Jane and David Chadwell of Irondale, Ala.; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Sophia Sandate of Orange Grove, Tex., Celso, Jr. and Josie Gonzales of LaPorte, Arthur and Elida Gonzales of Austin; sisters, Isabel Sandate of Corpus Christi, Josie Tristan of Harden, Hilda Ramero of Brazoria, Ordilla Lozano of Fort Worth, Mary Stanley of Portland; brothers, Pete Canales of Portland, Jesse Canales of Pearland, Gilbert Canales of Indiana, Henry Yanez of Houston; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Palacious Funeral Home Chapel and the Funeral Service was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2000, at the Palacios Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Flores officiating. Interment followed at the Palacios Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons, John Anthony and Joseph Daniel Gonzales, Christopher Ray Rutherford and Joseph Rene Gonzales, Richard Sandate, Jr. and Richard Ray Tores.

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home. A00011A2000OT18

Daily Tribune, Wednesday, October 18, 2000
 

PALACIOS [Matagorda County, Texas] - Margaret Ann Pederson Gonzales, 46, of Palacios, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002.

She was born April 24, 1956, in Victoria, to the late John Anthony and Joyce Marilynn Engdahl Pederson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church.

Survivors: daughters, Desarie Gonzales and April Corona, both of Palacios; and brothers, Jimbo Pederson and Johnny Pederson, both of Baycliff.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at Artero Memorial Chapels of Port Lavaca.

A rosary will be 7:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home chapel. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony De Padua Catholic Church in Palacios, the Rev. Charles Dwomoh officiating.

Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery. Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.

Victoria Advocate, December 19, 2002
 

Funeral services for Janie Aparicio Gonzalez, 83, of Palacios were held July 8, 2002 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Dwomoh officiating. Interment was at Palacios Cemetery. She died Friday, July 5, 2002.

A native of Goliad, she was born March 29, 1919 to the late Isaac Jeiman and Manuela Villereal Aparicio. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include the husband, Frank A. Gonzalez; daughter Anna Gonzalez of Palacios; three sons, Frank Gonzalez of Palacios, John Gonzalez of Lubbock and Jim Gonzalez of Victoria; six sisters, Isabelle Garcia, Rosie Aparicio, Toni Garcia, Annie Morales, Frances Buentello, all of Palacios, and Mary Silvas of Port Lavaca; two brothers, Pete Aparicio of Victoria and Bernard Aparicio of Palacios; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Homer Aparicio.

Palacios Beacon, July 10, 2002
 

PALACIOS - Severa Gordon, 80, formerly of Palacios, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005.

She was born May 6, 1925, in Palacios, to the late John and Seawillow Moore Adams.

Survivors: daughters, Rosa Southall of Missouri City and Linda Southall of Houston; son, Andy D. Martinez III of Victoria; sisters, El Rose Gordon of San Antonio, Gloria Glover of Houston, and Rubye Graham of Palacios; and brothers, Elvin Adams of Palacios, Antoine Adams of San Antonio, and Henry Adams of Tacoma, Wash.; and six grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Jesus Freewill Holy Temple in Bay City, Bishop Michael Hurst and the Rev. Charles Miles officiating.

Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery. Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

Victoria Advocate, Wednesday, November 9, 2005
 


June Graham
(June 11, 1937 - March 12, 2013)

June Graham, 75, of Bay City passed away March 12, 2013. She was born June 11, 1937 in Pioneer, Louisiana to the late Guy Ragus and Sally Finley Ragus.

She graduated from Bay City High School in 1955 and dedicated her life to being a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include: her husband of 53 years, Bernard Graham; daughter, Lori McShea and husband Larry of Murrysville, PA; son, Bruce Graham and wife Brenda of Bay City; sisters, Evelyn Clarke of Corpus Christi and Doris Watkins of Bay City; and grandchildren, Jack Graham, Eric McCray, Bryan McShea and Scott McShea.

She was preceded in death by: one brother Guy Ragus Jr.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m., Friday, March 15, 2013 at Cedarvale Cemetery with Larry McShea and Ladell Sump officiating.

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.

Bay City Tribune, April 10, 2013
 


Leila Green

(March 8, 1935 - December 27, 2012)

Leila Green, born as Thorleif Margret Benedikts in Iceland on March 8, 1935, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012.

She is survived by her children Mary Anna Deshotels & husband George, Margaret Laslie & husband Buddy and Austin Green. Also surviving are six grandchildren Clara Leigh Bujnoch (Jason), Jesse and Lindsay Deshotels, Lynn Ann Hough (Bubba), C. A. Laslie, Ariana Green & Brittney Green; five great grandchildren Colt & Ross Hough, Ava Bujnoch, Olivia Deshotels and Audrey Deshotels; three brothers Karl, Jessep and Thordur and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, H. A. Green.

A memorial service honoring her life will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Hoss Gwin officiating. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

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Willard Cutts Greenlaw

(August 15, 1932 - November 15, 2012)

Willard C. Greenlaw Sr., 80, of Palacios passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012 in Bay City. He was born August 15, 1932 in Mayport, Florida to the late Clarence & Roxane Floyd Greenlaw. Willard was a lifelong Shrimper in the Palacios Area.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years: Joan Christina Greenlaw of Palacios; son: W. C. Greenlaw Jr. of Palacios; 2 grandchildren: Rachael Cana and Robert Burger; and sister: Norma Jean Bouquet.

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home (361) 972-2012.

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Funeral services for LaVern Jackson Griggs, 45 of Bailey's Prairie, will be Saturday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church in Angleton with Rev. Steven R. King, officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.
She died Jan. 27 at her residence. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Ellis Griggs, Jr., of Bailey's Prairie; two sons: Donald Ray "Ebo" George, Jr., Charles Terrel Morgan of Alvin; one daughter, Virginia "Roxanne" Morgan of Alvin; three brothers: Ruben Davis, Sr. (Josephine) of Fulshear, Jesse B. Jackson, Jr. (Dorothy) of Texas City, Samuel Ray Jackson of Angleton; two sisters: Tessie Lee Davis (Vergus) of Alvin, Martha Gordon (Freddie Lee) of Houston; surrogate brothers: Curley Jackson (Mechelle) of Alvin, Ready B. Jackson, Jr., (Jennifer) of Angleton; one aunt: Mary Jackson of San Antonio; two uncles: Perry Jackson (Mae Ethel) of Alvin, Milton Mayberry (Faye) of Richmond and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Active pallbearers will be Vergus Davis, Sr., Vergus Davis, Jr., Freddie Gordon, Kirk Coleman, Tom Gooden, and Marcus Roy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Ray George, Charles Terrell Morgan, Ruben Davis, Sr., Jesse B. Jackson, Jr., Samuel Ray Jackson, and Milton Mayberry.

Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 1 from 4-8 p.m. at Dixon Funeral Home Chapel from 10-11 a.m. only. There will be no viewing afterwards.

Arrangements are by Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria. A00011A2002JA31

The Daily Tribune, January 31, 2002
 

PALACIOS - Courtney Lee Grigsby, 52, of Palacios, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006, in Houston.

He was born Feb. 7, 1954, in Palacios, to Winnie Deadrick Grigsby and the late Donald Grigsby.

Survivors: wife, Maria Grigsby; son, Courtney Grigsby Jr.; sisters, Dawn Broussard and Jeri Cook; and brother, Guy Grigsby.

Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Palacios.

Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery. Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

Victoria Advocate, September 8, 2006
 

BAY CITY - Enemencia "Nancy" Guerra, 55, of Bay City, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003.

She was born March 5, 1948, in San Angelo, to the late Macadonia and Lazarra Luera.

Survivors: husband, Ray Guerra Sr.; daughter, Sarah Gutierrez; sons, Ray Guerra Jr. and Mac Guerra; sister, Vera Luera; brothers, David Luera, Emilo Luera and Raymond Luera; and nine grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: brother, Santiago Luera.

Visitation will be 2 p.m. today at Green's Mortuary in Bay City.

A rosary will be recited 6 p.m. tonight at the chapel.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Burial will be at Midfield Cemetery. Green's Mortuary, Bay City, 979-245-3489.

The Victoria Advocate, December 28, 2003
 

Joe B. Guerra, Sr., 63, of Palacios died September 4, 2004 at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton, TX. He was born September 21, 1940 in San Benito, TX to the late Jose and Catarina Pena Guerra.

Mr. Guerra was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was a lifelong resident of Palacios.

Survivors include: his wife: Olivia Martinez Guerra of Blessing, TX; daughter and son-in-law: Catherina and Dario Sanchez of Beeville, TX; son and daughter-in-law: Joe and Rachel Guerra, Jr. of Bay City; sisters: Antonia Flores, Olga Latapie, Lydia Longoria, Bertha Martino all of Bay City; and Oralia Mijares of Houston, TX; brother: Roy Guerra of Bay City; and 3 granddaughters: Michelle Guerra of Bay City; and Katy and Adrianna Sanchez of Beeville, TX.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Elfida Frangullie.

A Prayer Service will be 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Palacios Funeral Home Chapel; and the Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Palacios Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Blair officiating. Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Martino, Eddie Latapie, David Guerra, Joey Mijares, Lupe Longoria, Jr. and Stevie Frangullie.

Visitation will start Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. at the Palacios Funeral Home. Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home (361) 972-2012.

Victoria Advocate, Monday, September 6th, 2004
 

PALACIOS - Everardo O. "Lalo" Guerrero, 51, of Palacios, died Friday, May 13, 2005.

He was born Aug. 2, 1953, in Mendez, Tamps., Mexico, to the late Jose and Ramona Ortiz Guerrero. He was a carpenter and a member of Casa De Dios Church.

Survivors: wife, Rosalinda Puente Guerrero; daughter, Velma Elizabeth Sanchez of Palacios; sons, Ramon Guerrero of Palacios, Damian Guerrero of Edinburg, and Jose Guerrero and Octavio Guerrero, both of Bay City; sisters, Petra Espinoza of Emiliano Zapata, Tamps., Mexico, and Alvarita Hernandez of Portes Hill, Tamps., Mexico; brothers, Abram Guerrero of San Juan, Matamoras, Mexico, and Damaso Guerrero of Portes Hill, Tamps., Mexico; and 20 grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: brothers, Jose Guerrero and Juan Antonio Guerrero.

Visitation will begin 5 p.m. today at Casa De Dios First Presbyterian Church in Palacios.

A prayer service will be 7 p.m. tonight at the church.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Isaias Cordero officiating.

Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery. Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.

Victoria Advocate, Tuesday, May 17, 2005
 

Lidia L. Guerrero, 63, of Blessing died April 25, 2003 at the Avalon Nursing Home in San Antonio, Texas. She was born December 21, 1939 in San Juan, Texas to the late Francisco and Natividad DeLaCruz Longoria. She was a life long resident of Blessing.

Survivors include her husband: Ramiro Galvan Guerrero of Blessing; two daughters and sons-in-law, Diana G. and Manuel Olvera and Dalia G. and Roland Constancio all of Blessing; brothers, Raymundo Longoria and Benito Longoria both of Blessing, Francisco Longoria, Jr. of Santa Fe, Texas; four grandchildren, Manuel Olvera, Jr., Daniel Olvera, Roland Constancio and Ray Constancio all of Blessing.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Pedro and David Longoria.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, April 28, 2003, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Neil Hartsfield and Willie Espinosa officiating. Burial will follow at Midfield Cemetery in Midfield, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Longoria, Chris Longoria, Robert Longoria, Joe Frank Longoria, Nat Longoria and Freddie Lara. Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse Auzston and Benito Longoria.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2003AR27

Bay City Tribune, April 27, 2003
 


 

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