Matagorda County Obituaries
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Jacy Lynn Jackson - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Henry Herman Jahns - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Barbara Janise - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Henry J. Janise & Agnes M. Janise - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Millerd Jenkins - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Alexander “Cando” Jimenez Sr.
August 15, 1930 - August 3, 2014

Alexander “Cando” Jimenez Sr., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 3, 2014.

Alex was born on August 15, 1930 in Cuero, Texas, to the late Jose and Felecitas Munoz Jimenez, Sr. Alex was an avid hunter and fisherman. Alex was a loving father and grandfather. Alex proudly served his country during the Korean War in the Marine Corps. Alex proudly owned Alex’s Electric Service, a successful business for over 30 years. Alex was a faithful member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Alex is survived by his loving family, children, Yolanda Garcia of Cypress, Texas, Alex Jimenez Jr. of Bay City, Texas, Clara Aguilar and husband Johnny of Bryan, Texas, Andrew Jimenez Sr. and wife Joann of Bay City, Texas, and Anthony Jimenez and wife Betty of Van Vleck, Texas; grandchildren, Elisia Dement, Lena Reyes, Lori Garcia, Alex Jimenez III, Joshua Jimenez, Jacob Torres, Jared Jimenez, Andrew Jimenez Jr., Adrian-Drew Jimenez, Justin Rodriguez, Priseilla Jimenez and Selena Jimenez; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Eshmoel “Mayo” Jimenez and wife Rose; and brother-in-law, Librado “Lee” Rodriguez.

Alex is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Olivia Jimenez; and sister, Anita Charles.

Visitation was held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at the funeral home, with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Monsignor Gerry Cernoch celebrant.

Rite of Committal will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Serving as pallbearers are Alex Jimenez III, Andrew Jimenez Jr., Joshua Aguilar, Jared Aguilar, Adrian-Drew Jimenez, Jacob Torres and Justin Rodriguez.

Honorary pallbearers are Jackson Dement, Matthew Reyes and Jordan Salazar.

The family would like to thank Houston Hospice and Shana Skutca.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Houston Hospice.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas.

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

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Olivia R. Jimenez - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Arthur B. Johnson & Jewel E. Johnson - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Joseph Mack Johnson
11 December 1923 – 30 June 2014

PALACIOS - Joseph Mack Johnson was born in Palacios, TX on December 11, 1923 to the late Guy and Tenna Hubbard Johnson. He passed away at the age of 90 in Conroe, TX.

Mack spent two years in the US Navy and was stationed aboard the USS Collingsworth 146 as a Pharmacy Mate II. When he returned home from the service Mack and Adene moved to Victoria where he worked for Union Carbide for 37 years, upon retiring they moved to Conroe. He was a charter member of the John Wesley United Methodist Church of Victoria.

Mack married the love of his life Adene Starr of Palacios on April 1, 1941 and their union was blessed with two children, a daughter and a son.

He is survived by his loving wife of seventy-three years, Adene; daughter, Darla Jean Gordon and her husband, George of Conroe; two grandsons, David Gordon and wife, Amy, Greg Gordon and wife, Lisa; four great grandsons, Chris, Chase, Colton and Logan and his very loyal friend, Philip Walker.

In addition to his sweet parents, Mack was preceded in death by his five brothers, three sisters and his loving son, Joseph Mack Johnson, Jr.

Visitation and reception will be held on Thursday July 3, 2014 from 1-2 PM at Rosewood Chapel with the service to follow at 2 PM with Rev. David King and Rev. James Allen officiating. Military honors under the auspices of the Victoria Veterans Council will conclude the service.

Private graveside services will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery at a later date.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 2 July 2014
 


Robert E. Johnson & Margaret Johnson - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 

 

Roxie Emma Dunlap Johnson
 

Mrs. Roxie Emma (Dunlap) Johnson, a resident of Pasadena, Texas, for the last five years and formerly of West Columbia, passed away August 6, 2007. She lived to be 100 years old having been born July 18, 1907, to Sarah Emma Dunlap and Doctor Meakins Dunlap of Rosefield, Louisiana.

Funeral services will be held at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia, Texas, on Thursday, August 9, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Danny Johnson officiating.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 8, 2007, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers are Glenn Daley, great-grandson; Bryan Daley, grandson; Danny Dahlgren, Tim Pelata, David Banks and Ray Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers are Joe Ori, Johnny Chancellor, Chris and Daniel Fabrygel, James Patterson and Joe Jackson.

Roxie married Robert (Bob) Johnson April 17, 1921, and they were married for 62 wonderful years. She was one of the sweetest people anyone could ever know and was the salt of the earth. She was an extraordinary woman with a tender heart, a strong faith in God and a limitless capacity to love unconditionally. She loved to sit out on her front porch, on a cool spring morning, drink a hot cup of coffee, gaze at her beautiful flowers and watch the hummingbirds fly around her feeder. She had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed sharing stories with family and friends. These special memories now have become jewels for her family to treasure forever.

When talking about her early life she said, "Times were hard then, but we didn't know it." However, she loved her new conveniences. Air conditioning, washer, dryers and clothes that don't have to be ironed were wonderful luxuries that became necessities. Two of her sons fought in WW II and her father fought in the Civil War. In 1943, she and her husband owned a shoe shop and then later owned and ran the Pit, a barbecue restaurant in West Columbia, Texas.

She is survived by her daughter, Roxie Marlene Johnson Miller of Lake Jackson; granddaughter, Carolyn Jean Davis Daley of Pasadena; great-granddaughters, Dana Carol Daley Pelata of Clear Lake and Angela Marlene Daley Banks of Deer Park; great-grandsons, Bryan Daniel Daley of Pasadena, Danny Curtis Dahlgren, Eric James Williams of Tekemah, Nebraska, and Jason Lee Reynoldson of Omaha, Nebraska; great-great-grandsons, Logan Alexander Pelata and Gavin Connor Banks.

Arrangements are by Baker Funeral Home 634 S. Columbia Drive, West Columbia, Texas.

Online condolences may be sent at www.bakerfuneral home.net.

Brazosport Facts, August 8, 2007                                          Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


William Phillip Johnson & Penola J. Johnson - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Charles L. Johnston & Anna U. Johnston - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Earl J. Johnston & Johny B. Johnson - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Clifford H. Joice & Jessie G. Joice - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Charles R. Jones, Sr. & Martha J. Jones - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Joan L. Jones & Charles R. Jones, Jr. - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Chester Paul Jones - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 
 

Mattie Lee Jordan

 
Mattie Lee Jordan, 97, of Sweeny, Texas, passed away from this life on Thursday, September 17, 2009, in Katy, Texas, holding her daughter's hand. She was born February 17, 1912, in Oakhurst, Texas, to William Gilmer and Grace (Barnett) Simms.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Sweeny, Texas, with the Rev. Jerl Watkins officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck, Texas. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 22, 2009, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Baker Funeral Home, West Columbia.

Pallbearers will be Randy McDonald, Ken Jordan, Michael Jordan, Matthew Marshall, Steven Marshall, Hunter Williams, David Rogers, Joseph MacKinnon and Blake Rose

Honorary pallbearers will be Jordan Hutchison, James Jordan Jr. and the "Pink Ladies" of the Sweeny Hospital Auxiliary.

Mattie Lee is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, J.B. (Dick) Jordan; son, Joe B. Jordan; brothers, Frank, Jessie and Autry Simms.

She is survived by her daughter, Dixie McDonald; son, James R. Jordan and wife, Chris; sister, Mary Caldwell and husband, Gordon; grandchildren, Charlene Rogers, Carrie Lee Jordan, Ken Jordan, Linda Marshall and husband, Bill, Donna Rose and husband, Tony, Randy McDonald and wife, Kathy, Liz McDonald, James Jordan Jr. and wife, Chrissy, and Michael Jordan; along with many great-grandchildren, nieces, great-nieces, nephews and a great-great-grandchild.

Mattie Lee was extremely proud of all of her family and extended family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. In the past, she was president of the Sweeny Civic Center, past president and active member of the Sweeny Hospital Auxiliary since Sweeny Hospital opened with more than 11,000 volunteer hours, director of Sweeny Chamber of Commerce, secretary of Sweeny School Board of Education, member of Sweeny Beautification Committee, Brazoria County Chairman of March of Dimes, Heart Fund, United Fund, TB Association and the Cancer Drive. A few of her accomplishments were Outstanding Woman of the Year 1956, Woman of the Year 1968, Columnist of the Brazosport Facts and the Houston Post.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Sweeny Hospital Auxiliary (Pink Ladies) or the First Baptist Church of Sweeny.

Services are under the direction of Baker Funeral Home, 634 S. Columbia Drive, West Columbia, Texas 77486. 979-345-3232. Online condolences may be made by signing the guestbook at www.bakerfuneralhome.

Brazosport Facts, The (Clute, TX) - Monday, September 21, 2009                                    Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Lorine Joyner - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

William Leon Joyner - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Robert Jesse Juarez, Sr.

Robert Jesse Juarez, Sr. (Cheetah), 69 of Palacios, were held July 17 at St. Joseph’s Catholic  Church in Baytown with burial at Houston Veteran’s Memorial Cemetary where he was buried with full military honors.

Robert was born on August 23, 1944 in Goose Creek, TX, to Arnulfo and Luisa Villareal and passed away peacefully at home on July 14, 2014 with loved ones around him.

He lived in Palacios until his high school years. Robert moved to Baytown, TX soon afterward and decided to joined the Army. Robert proudly served our country from 1965-1967 as a Army PFC Radio Operator in Nhatrang, Vietnam. He worked for Laborers International Union, 313 Local 80 in Houston, Tx for 33 years. Robert retired in 2003 and returned home to Palacios, Texas until October 2013.

Robert loved to dance, hang out at Omar’s and watch sports on TV, especially Dallas Cowboy  football games.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Arnulfo and Luisa Villarreal of Palacios, TX; and his brother, Ancelmo (Al) Juarez Jr. of New Orleans, La.

Robert is survived by his wife, Petra Jimenez Juarez; his son, Robert Jesse Juarez, Jr. (Nancy); his biological father, Ancelmo Juarez, Sr.; daughters Leticia Ortiz, Melissa Juarez-Yearta (Wayne), and Monica Juarez; sisters Maria Alicia Villarreal Garza (Michael) and Eva De Leon (Anthony); along with 12 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter and many family members and friends who loved him dearly.

Palacios Beacon, July 30, 2014
 


Anthony R. “Tony” Jurek


Anthony R. “Tony” Jurek, 57, of Van Vleck died Monday, April 29, 2002 in Van Vleck.

He was born December 14, 1944 in Bay City to Jim Vincent and Emilie E. Wick Jurek.

He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, and a production foreman for Amoco Production for 30 years. He served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps from May 1969 to February 1971 during the Vietnam conflict. His passions in life were fishing, hunting, and gardening. He loved outdoor parties with his family and friends.

Cooking for a crowd was a favorite past time, and he grew the best watermelons in Van Vleck. He gave away more vegetables than he kept. He loved life but was at peace with death. He will be missed more than words can say.

He is survived by: his wife, Kim Marie Brown Jurek; mother Emilie E. Jurek of Bay City; daughter, Tiffany Michelle Jurek of Huntsville; sons, Anthony Jurek, Jr., of Bay City, Vincent Troy Jurek of Houston; step-son, James Curtis Poole, Jr., of Van Vleck, brother and his wife, Jimmie Lee and Lois Jurek, grandchildren, David A. Jurek and Danielle Jurek both of San Antonio and by numerous nephews, nieces, and a large, loving extended family.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Edward Joseph Jurek.

Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park with military honors.

Pallbearers include, Raymond Burl, Ed Vavra, Ralph Seidel, Wayne Roberts, John Jurek, Gary Kraemer, Gary Kraemer, Jr., and Eran Jones. Honorary pallbearer will be Steve Ivy of Bakersfield, CA.

Donations may be made to Houston Hospice, 11-2 N. Mechanic, El Campo, TX 77437.

Arrangements are by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002MY01

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, May 01, 2002                            Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 
 

Emilie Jurek


BAY CITY - Emilie Jurek, 94, of Bay City, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003.

She was born June 10, 1908, in Apache, Okla., to the late Edward and Emilie Wuerker Wick. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and the Altar Society.

Survivors: son, Jimmie Jurek of Palacios; sisters, Rosie Jurek and Erna Jurek, both of Bay City, Frances Dornak of Lake Jackson and Elizabeth David of Carnegie, Okla., brother, Edward Wick of Carnegie, Okla., 14 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Jim V. Jurek; sons, E. J. Jurek and Anthony Jurek; and parents.

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

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

Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, February 18, 2003                                   Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 
 

Joseph Frank "Joe" Jurek, Sr.


Joseph Frank "Joe" Jurek, Sr., 84, of Bay City, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2000. He was born April 8, 1916, in Fayette County, Texas to Joseph F. Jurek and Mary Krembling Jurek.

He was a farmer and a life-long resident of Matagorda County. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, No. 3232 in Bay City.

He is survived by: wife of 63 years, Rosie Wick Jurek of Bay City; daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and Henry Katzer and Rosalie and Tom Peterson, all of Bay City; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe Jr. and Judy Jurek of Bay City, Donald and Linda Jurek of Splendora, Patrick and D.D. Jurek of Bay City, and by Randy and Kathy Jurek of Bay City; sisters, Ann Kosler and Gertrude Goetz, both of Victoria; and by 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Joseph and Mary Jurek; son, Tony Jurek; four sisters; and three brothers.

The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating.

Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2000NV22

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, November 22, 2000                              Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 

 

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