Matagorda County Obituaries
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Brondelle Hall
October 19, 1929-April 10, 2014

Brondelle Hall, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away on April 10, 2014.

She was born on October 19, 1929 in Rusk, Texas, to Elijah Minton Moseley and Connie Estelle Gregg Moseley. She spent her childhood in Rusk and Wild Hurst, Texas, before moving with her family to El Jardin, outside of Brownsville, where she completed her education, met, fell in love, and married George D. Hall, Jr. George and Brondelle lived in several towns along the Gulf Coast, before moving their family to Bay City in 1965, when George began working at Celanese. George passed away August 5, 2012, one month after their 65th wedding anniversary.

Brondelle was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Pilot Club, the Book Club, and the DAR. Her passion and joy came from volunteering as a Pink Lady with the Matagorda Hospital Auxiliary, where she spent most of her days with her best friends and chosen sisters.

Brondelle is survived by her children, Tim and Sue Hall, and Ann Patterson; grandchildren, David Hall, Kristen Patterson, Stephanie and Sergio Perez, Jim Patterson, and Chris Hall; Mila, Penelope, and Georgina Perez are her great-granddaughters.

She is also survived by her brothers and their wives, Gerald and Ginny Moseley of Brownsville, and James and Patti Moseley of Las Vegas; and sister-in-law, Elaine Hall of Harlingen, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George; brother, Harold Moseley; and brother-in-law, Allen Hall.

The family will receive visitors from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the funeral home.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Dr. Russ Munch officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Honorary Pallbearers are the Matagorda Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Bay City Public Library Association, For the Love of Animals, or the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank The Legacy Staff and Houston Hospice for the kindness and compassionate care they gave to both Brondelle and George when the Legacy was their final home.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, April 13, 2014
 


Frederick Paul Hanson
(July 18, 1926 - May 13, 2014)

Frederick Paul Hanson, 87 of West Columbia passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Sweeny Hospital. He was born July 18, 1926 in Ashwood, Texas to Anton and Mittie Dee (Chaston) Hanson. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, VFW Post 8551 in Sweeny. He owned and operated Coastal Bend Constructors and served in the United States Navy during WWII.

Funeral services will be held 11:00am, Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia with Brother Buddy Dudley officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening at Baker Funeral Home from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Serving as pallbearers will be Garrett Wayne Hanson, Grant Edgar Hanson, Darrell Barr, Greg Barnes, Henry Hanson and Ricky Hanna. Honorary pallbearers will be all of his nephews.

Frederick is survived by his son, Gary Hanson of West Columbia; daughter, Brenda Bennett and husband, Calvin of West Columbia; grandchildren, Stephanie Shoemaker and fiancé, Tom Womack of West Columbia; Laura Bennett of West Columbia, Garrett and Grant Hanson of Victoria; great-grandchildren, Larz Shoemaker and Ethan Alexander; step son, Jimmy Williams; step-daughters, Jeannie Nelson and husband, John; Sheila Williams along with Myra Cox and husband, Phil; and also his faithful companion, Daisy.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Mittie Hanson; first wife, Goldie Hanson, second wife, Gladys Hanson; brother Johnny Hanson; sisters, Cassie Peabody, Ellen Hanna and Sina Bourland; along with granddaughter, Crystal Gayle Bennett. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The family would like to give a special Thank You to Sweeny Hospital and their staff for the loving care that was given to Mr. Hanson and his family during his time there.

www.bakerfuneralhome.net
 


Rose Mary Campbell Hayes

September 2, 1950 – April 17, 2014

Rose Mary Campbell Hayes, 63, of Bay City, Texas, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014.

She was born September 2, 1950 to Alonzo Williams and Dorothy Mae Campbell.

Funeral services for Rose Mary Campbell Hayes, 63, of Bay City, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Jesus Free Will Holy Temple in Bay City, Texas, with Bishop Hollis Hall, eulogist.

Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2014, at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel.

Survivors include her three children, Patricia Williams of Angleton, Barry Williams of Houston and Lolita Gardner of Bay City; three grandchildren; brother, Raymond Randle; four sisters, Lisa Moore (Nathaniel), Rosa Williams, Paula Miles (Leon) and Michelle Taylor (Robert); and her aunt, Laverne Pointer.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Avenue C, Bay City, Texas, 979-245-5197.

Bay City Tribune, April 23, 2014
 


Lester W. Henderson & Hula M. Henderson - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Loren F. Henderson Jr. - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Peggy Janice Watkins Henderson
(November 17, 1930 - June 19, 2014)

Peggy Janice Watkins Henderson, 83, was born November 17, 1930 and slipped peacefully from this life into glorious eternity on June 19, 2014. Peggy was born and raised in Bay City, Texas, graduating from Bay City High School in 1948. She was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Elloise Watkins, her sister JoAnne Watkins Hulgan and her beloved son, Loren Frank Henderson, Jr.

Peggy is survived by her loving husband of 65 ½ years, Loren Frank Henderson, Sr.; son Lloyd Harold Henderson and wife Theresa (children: Lori, Heather and Angela); daughter Cindy Henderson Diener and husband Erich (children: Elizabeth and Nathan), and daughter-in-law Nancy Blakely Henderson (son: Matthew Scott Henderson, Sr.) She also leaves behind 10 great-grandchildren. Peggy joyfully answered to the name of Memaw, Gran and Mock, depending on which generation was doing the calling. She was the Chinese Checker Queen, the first person to indulge them in ice cream, their first lesson that anything is possible and the person they could always turn to for a smile and a hug.

Peggy was a joy to all who crossed her path and she was admired by many. Although she never realized the number of lives she actually touched, she was a true inspiration to those who knew her. Her dedication to community and family was fueled by her desire to set the same standards for herself that she expected in others. Her standards for excellence were present in her award-winning quilts, her famous pies and cakes, her leadership in various clubs and organizations and the area she took the most pride in: the success of her children and grandchildren. She left behind a quoted note on a piece of paper that read: “You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live.”

Visitation will be from 5-7pm, Sunday June 22, 2014 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 10:00am Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Jared Stillions officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her honor to the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

Bay City Tribune, June 22, 2014
 


Marie Hennig - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Theodore Hennig - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


John Lee Henry

April 25, 1941 – April 26, 2014

John Lee Henry, 73, passed away on April 26, 2014 at his residence in Garland, TX.

He was born April 25, 1941, in El Campo to the late Herbert Lee and Johnnie Mae Kubela Henry.  He graduated from Palacios High School in 1958 and received a Bachelors Degree in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. 

He was a computer software programmer and was a member of the Firewheel Bible Fellowship in Rowlett.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Heady Henry of Garland; daughters, Anna Penrod and husband Jeff of Fort Worth, Julie Villafuerte and husband David of Watauga, TX, Kristina Lang of Grapevine, TX,  Rebekah Lang of Watauga, TX; step-son, Corey M. Hampton of McKinney, TX; brothers, Herbert W. Henry and wife Jean of Bay City, James R. Henry and wife Barbara Harvey Henry of Victoria; and two grandchildren, Joseph and Matthew Penrod.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Wheeler Funeral Home in El Campo, with funeral services beginning at 3 p.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Condido Gonzales officiating.

Burial to follow at Garden of Memories in El Campo.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jason S. Henry, Phillip L. Henry, Charles Appling, Jesse Appling, William Carl Hansen and Carl M. Hansen III.

Memorials in memory of John Lee Henry may be made to Firewheel Bible Fellowship, 2402 Castle Dr., Rowlett, Tx. 75089.

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

Bay City Tribune, April 29, 2014
 


Carlos Hernandez - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Gregoria Hernandez - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Johnny J. Hernandez - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Virginia R. Hernandez - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Carl Frank Herreth

CARL FRANK HERRETH, 88, passed away on March 11, 2014, in Bryan, Texas. He was born on April 30, 1925, in Collegeport, Texas, the son of Albert Casper and Elizabeth Clara (Garvender) Herreth. Carl grew up attended schools in Jackson County. In 1944, Carl enlisted in the United States Army, serving his country in World War II. He was Honorably Discharged, in 1946.

Carl was united in marriage to Irene Josephine Pecha in Houston, Texas, on May 1, 1948. He served as a Commander of the Lolita VFW Post #8556. He was a member of the Lolita Fire Department and served his community as a Deputy Constable for Jackson County. Carl also was a member of the A.F.L. – C.I.O. In 1987, he retired from Alcoa Aluminum after serving 36 years as a welder. Carl and Irene made their home in Bellville, Texas, in 1994.

Carl is survived by his WIFE: Irene; 5 CHILDREN: Carl, Anton, Carol, David and John; 14 GRANDCHILDREN AND 17 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Elizabth Herreth, brother, Lawrence, sisters, Lois and Viola, and one grandchild.

Honorary Pallbearers are his grandchildren.

Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the: Austin County Unit of the American Cancer Society, c/o Vernice Luhn, 1710 Meissner Road, Bellville, Texas 77418.

Victoria Advocate, March 13, 2014
 


Henry B. Hildreth & Lilyan K. Hildreth - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Christine Anne Hill

(December 19, 1964 - May 5, 2014)

Christine Anne Hill, 49, of Van Vleck passed away May 5, 2014. She was born December 19, 1964 in Bay City, TX to Elvin W. Bryant and Margaret J. Dement Bryant. She worked as an LVN.

Survivors include her husband Bryan Hill of Van Vleck; parents Elvin W. and Margaret J. Bryant of Matagorda; daughters Laura Anne Hill & Fiance’ Donnie Clark of Sweeny and Holly Deanne Hill of Van Vleck; sister Darlene Bryant Chambers & husband Dennis of Matagorda; brother Allen W. Bryant & wife Lisa of Robinson, TX; nephew Christopher Chambers; niece Chelsy Chambers; great nephew Blain Chambers; great niece Graci Maxwell and her in-laws Sara & Les Wenk of Bay City.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5pm until 7pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 3:00 PM Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel with Rev. Melvin Ryman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.  Pallbearers will be Allen Bryant, Chris Chambers, Kevin Orr, Dennis Chambers, Mike Muskiet and Richard Kovar.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Ethel O. Hodges - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Richard Glenn Holliday - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Arthur Edward Hoots & Mattie Belle Hoots - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Autrey Wayne Hoots - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Sidney Jack Hoots - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Wade L. Hoots - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Marion J. Horn & Josephine W. Horn - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Howarton Twins - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Georgia V. Hubbard - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Henry Charlie Huck - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Albert B. Hudson & Harriet R. Hudson - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Angel Jalomo Huerta, Sr. - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Mercedes J. Huerta
 

Mercedes J. Huerta, 86, of Van Vleck, passed away Monday, October 29, 2001 in Houston, Texas. She was born September 24, 1915 in Bishop, Texas to Francisco Jalomo and Mary Louisa Mares Jalomo. She was a resident of Matagorda County since 1950 and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

She is survived by: her sons, Luis Huerta, Jr., Raymond Huerta, Sr., Raul Huerta, Sr., and Angel Huerta, Sr., all of Van Vleck; sister, Mary Lou Garcia of Van Vleck; brother, Francisco Jalomo of San Benito, Texas; 19 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and 19 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luis Huerta, Sr. and by her parents, Francisco and Mary Louisa Jalomo.

The rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 1, 2001 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Boren officiating. Interment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. A00011A2001NV01

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, November 1, 2001
 


 


Charlotte K. Hulen - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Elenora Shimek Collins Hunt
1 February 1928 – 23 May 2014

BAY CITY - Elenora Shimek Collins Hunt of Bay City died May 23, 2014 at the age of 86. She was born February 1, 1928 in Hillje, TX to the late Sigmund and Eunice Dornak Shimek. She was a 1945 graduate of El Campo High School. She married the late Jack Collins in 1946, together they lived in Ohio, Colorado, and Florida before settling in Houston. She was married to Vernon Hunt of Palacios in 1998 for twelve years. She was a program assistant for the US Customs in Houston until her retirement in 1987. She was a devoted Catholic, and loved to travel, quilt, garden, dance and meet new people.

Elenora is survived by her children: Sandy Smith and husband Smitty of Bethany Beach, DE, Richard Collins of Houston, Clif Collins and wife Rachel of Houston, Teri Collins of Bay City and Phil Collins and wife Peggy of Lake Jackson; grandchildren: Greg, Bethany, Emily, Stephanie, Ben, Austin, Clayton, Michael, Drew, Will, John, and Jennifer; five great-grandchildren; sisters Adeline Krenek of Shiner and Edith Kocurek of Palacios.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, son Jeffrey Collins, sisters Martha Kutac and Lois Vasicek.

Visitation will begin Monday at 2 pm at Triska Funeral Home in El Campo with a Rosary being offered at 6 pm. The Funeral Mass will be 10 am Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, El Campo, with Rev. Albert Yankey officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park.

Donations in memory of Elenora Collins Hunt may be made to either St. Philip Catholic Church or the Alzeheimer's Assoc., Houston & SE Texas Chapter.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at triskafuneralhome.com.

Triska Funeral Home , El Campo, TX 979-543-3681.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 26 May 2014
 


Lorrein Cleta Hutson
(April 9, 1923 - March 22, 2014)

Lorrein Cleta Spurgeon Hutson, 90, of Van Vleck passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was born April 9, 1923 in Clarendon, TX to the late John & Stella Belle Norris Spurgeon. Lorrein was a resident of Van Vleck since 1961, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Van Vleck, was a Navy Veteran, and worked as a postal clerk at Van Vleck Post Office for over 30 years.

She is survived by her 3 sons: Jack Hutson & wife Katrina of Vanderbilt, John Hutson & wife Susie of Bay City, and Bret Hutson & wife Debbie of Van Vleck; 7 grandchildren: Holly Rose, John Mark Hutson, Bryan Hutson, Stewart Hutson, Carrie Foltyn, Haydn Hutson, and Hunter Hutson; and by 6 great grandchildren: Taegan Hutson, Wade Hutson, Wiley Rose, Emma Rose, Camille Hutson, and Truitt Foltyn. Lorrein was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 62 years: Robert Lee Hutson in May of 2009; 2 sisters; and a brother.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the funeral home. The funeral service will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Hutson & Rev. Russell Davis Officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be: Bryan Hutson, Stewart Hutson, John Mark Hutson, Haydn Hutson, Justin Foltyn, and Michael Rose.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Lorrein to the Houston Hospice of El Campo - Hospice Support, Inc., PO Box 1417, El Campo, TX 77437 or to the First Baptist Church of Van Vleck, TX.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on March 25, 2014
 


Ronald Vincent Hutson
March 6, 1964 – June 13, 2014

Ronald Vincent Hutson peacefully departed from this life, surrounded by family, on June 13, 2014.

He was born on March 5, 1964 in Bay City, Texas to William and Betsy Fojtik Hutson. He grew up in Old Ocean and Sweeny with four older siblings.

Ronald graduated from Sweeny High School in 1982 and he went on to TSTC technical school for a year. Ronald worked various jobs including the Phillips 66 station owned by his dad, pipefitter and a roofer, until his motorcycle accident in 1991. He enjoyed hunting with his dad and brothers, surfing, playing dominos, being with family and friends, playing with babies (especially nieces and nephews), UT football and the Dallas Cowboys.

Ronald is preceded in death by his father, William Hutson.

He is survived by his mother, Betsy Hutson of Sweeny; brothers, Gordon Hutson of Houston and Audie (Donna) Hutson of Needville; sisters, Libby Wilkins-Rivas of Pearland and Stacey (Jim) Haning of Bay City; nieces, Michelle Wilkins Hammack, Kimberly Wilkins Trammel, Sabrina Wilkins-Rivas, Kasandra Hutson Sequeira, Haley Hutson, Heather Hutson, Katie Haning Kalpakis, Jacquelyn Haning Markham and Jessica Haning; nephews, Jeremy Hutson and William Haning; eight great-nieces; five great-nephews; and a multitude of friends, cousins and extended family members.

Viewing was held at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, with a Rosary at 6:30.

Ronald’s funeral mass will be in Sweeny, Texas, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Interment will follow mass at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe, Houston, Texas 77030.

Serving as pallbearers are Monty Boyd, Hunter Winkelmann, Lance Rayburn, Cade Hutson, Larry Dye, Clay Orr, Dennis Smith and Gilbert Salazar.

Honorary pallbearers are Ray Polensky, Louis John Fojtik, Michael Fojtik and Robert Fojtik.

On-line condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

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

Bay City Tribune, June 18, 2014

 


Jerry Don Hyett - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

 

 

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