Doretta Lacina, 91, of Brazoria went to be with her Lord on Saturday, December 15, 2012. She was born January 11, 1921 in Wisner, LA to the late Henry & Molly Hubbard Street. Doretta loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her 2 daughters: Dee Taylor & husband John and Rhonda Weathers; daughter-in-law: Shirley Harvell; 8 grandchildren: Jake Taylor & girlfriend Courtnie, Stacey Weathers & husband George, Eric Weathers & wife Scarlet, Josh Weathers & wife Kara, Bryan Lacina & wife Paige, Tracey O’Neal & husband Sean, Brent Harvell, and Brandon Harvell & wife Jennifer; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. Doretta was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Frank Lacina Sr.; Son: Frank Lacina Jr.; and grandson: John “J. J.” Taylor Jr.
The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Funeral Home. The funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City with Rev. David Pate officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be: Bryan Lacina, Sean O’Neal, George Villa, Eric Weathers, Josh Weathers, Brent Harvell, Brandon Harvell, and Jake Taylor.
In Lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to the American Heart Association, 10060 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77054.
Bay City Tribune, December 19, 2012
Funeral mass for
Epitacio “Tacho” Landeros, 62, of Palacios, were held Nov. 8, 2005
at St. Anthony dePadua Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Dwomoh
officiating. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery.
Langerhans, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother, passed away from this life on Wednesday, November
2nd, 2011 just one month shy of her 73rd birthday.
Jimmy Wesley Lanmon, 73, passed away February 3, 2013. He was born January 5, 1940 in Robstown, Texas to the late John Wesley Lanmon and Christine Montgomery Lanmon. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his son Glenn Lanmon of Leander, TX; sisters Barbara Cunningham of Palacios and Linda Beish (Robert) of Orange Grove, TX; brother Donald Lanmon of Corpus Christi; granddaughter Tiffany Lanmon of Austin and sister-in-law Phyllis Lanmon of Corpus Christi. He was preceded in death by two brothers Tommy and Glenn Lanmon.
Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Hawley Cemetery with Rev. Louis Rush officiating.
Esther Lara, 58, of Palacios, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002.
Mary Louise Latta, 65, of Bay City passed away January 24, 2013. She was born March 30, 1947 in Heavener, OK to the late Carmel Thompson and Jimmie Rae Thomas Thompson. She worked for many years as a teacher and social worker.
She was preceded in death by two infant sons Robert and Jonathan Latta. Survivors include her husband of 43 years Andy Latta of Bay City; daughters Andrea Lindley of Palacios, Amanda O’Neal & husband Bryson of Hollister, MO and Abbigail Davis & husband David of Bay City; sons Thomas Latta of Victoria, TX and James Latta & wife Jessica of Poteau, OK; brother Carmel Thompson of Heavener, OK; 7 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 5pm until 7pm Friday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 3:00 PM Saturday, January 26, 2014 at the Bay City Baptist Church with Rev. Lee Watson officiating. Graveside service will be 10:00 AM Monday, January 28, 2013 at Heavener Memorial Park in Heavener, Oklahoma.
Halliday Leadford, 86, of Mertzon, Texas, formerly of Hallettsville
and Palacios passed away Tuesday September 12, 2000 at San Angelo
Community Medical Center in San Angelo, Texas. She was born August
28, 1914 in Coriscana, Texas to Mary Tennie Jones and George Roger
Halliday. She was a resident of Palacios most of her life and
graduated from Palacios High School in 1932. Funeral services will
be held Saturday September 16, 2000 at 10 a.m. at the Palacios
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Brett Moreland officiating.
for Hazel LeBlanc, 94, of Palacios, were held March 21, 2003 at the
Palacios Funeral Home. Internment followed at Palacios Cemetery.
for Dorothy Estelle Legg, 83, of Bryan, Tx. were held Jan. 2, 2003
at Palacios Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Shamburger
PALACIOS - Johnny Leggett was born July 17, 1962 in Pearson, Georgia
to the late John and Eula McCormick Leggett. He passed away on
Sunday, November 4, 2012.
Linda Sue LeMaster, 68, of Bay City passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012. She was born April 17, 1944 in Fouke, Arkansas to the late Uel P. & Tonita Lurlene Martin O’Dell. Linda was a longtime resident of Bay City, and worked at STP as a Tech Librarian.
Linda is survived by her life companion: Tommy Wymack of Bay City; 2 sons: David Scott LeMaster of San Antonio and Richard Troy LeMaster & wife Angela Marie of Murrieta, California; sister: Tonita Foster of Las Vegas; brother: Wilbur O’Dell of Texarkana, Arkansas; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck with Chaplain Don Storey officiating.
www.taylorbros.net Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby
Funeral service for Mrs. Carrie Faniel “Mama Carrie” Lewis, age 94, of Bay City, will be held Saturday, November 25, 1995, at 3 p. m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Bay City with Rev. T. L. Richardson officiating. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.
Family will receive friends from 8-9 p. m. at Green’s Mortuary Chapel, and Saturday from 2-3 p. m. at the church.
Mrs. Lewis was born in Hawkinsville, Texas, Matagorda County, March 1, 1901, to Henry Faniel and Eugenia Tellison, and died November 21, 1995, at her residence in Bay City.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, the Rev. John Lewis of Bay City, four daughters and one son-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy DeLoach (and Joe), Mrs. Josephine Drake, Mrs. Mary L. DeLoach and Mrs. Bernice Williams, all of Bay City, and two sons and one daughter-in-law, Saul Andrews of Hitchcock and Sammie Andrews (and Ester) of Houston. Also two step-sons and one step-daughter-in-law, Andrew Lewis of Bay City, and James Lewis (and Frankie) of Markham.
Also one sister, Mrs. Thelma Gulliant of Conroe, and six brothers, Norris Faniel of Oakland, CA, William Faniel and A. J. Faniel of Needville, Charlie Faniel and Sam Faniel of El Campo, and Eddie Faniel of Bay City; 87 grandchildren, 180 great-grandchildren, 29 great-great-grandchildren. Two devoted grandsons she reared, David L. Green, Jr. of Bay City and Delwin Morgan of Houston.
A host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and a family of friends who knew her as “Mama Carrie.”
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Faniel and Eugenia Tellison, one daughter, Melvinia Andrews Moore, one son, Robert Andrews, Jr., and one step-daughter, Nettie Lee Lewis Wiggins, one brother Tilton Tellison, one sister, Rosie Lee Giles.
“Mama Carrie” was a faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church, where she worked faithfully and proved to be a good follower during her lengthy life. Her hobbies included fishing and her Sunday evening drive with her husband.
Active pallbearers include her great-grandsons, Larrick Bankston, Robert Brown, Joulvous Drake, Broderick Franklin, Tequil Franklin, William Green, III, Phillip Minifee and Rodrick O’Neal.
Honorary pallbearers include the Deacons of New Hope Baptist Church.
Arrangements with Green’s Mortuary in Bay City.
Daily Tribune, November, 1995
Mary Helen Lewis, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, passed away on the afternoon of Sept. 20, 2012. Her family rejoices in the fact that she has gone home to be with her precious Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ.
Helen was born in Linden, TX May 11, 1935 and was the oldest of five children born to Emmitt & Almer Smith. She was married to James Edward Lewis and lived most of her adult life in Van Vleck, TX where they raised four children.
She is survived by children Gail Denn & husband Vernon of Bay City, Mark Lewis & wife Leila of Bay City and James Lewis & wife Sherry of Brazoria; daughter-in-law Benny Lewis of Bay City; brothers Harold & Horace Ray Smith; sister-in-law Nadine Bowman; grandchildren Jason Lewis, Danny Denn & wife Bobbi, Tammy Smith & husband Trey, Brian Lewis & wife Robbie, Seth Lewis, Sadie Lewis, Joshua Lewis, Brittany Lewis & Tiffany Lewis; five great grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Emmitt & Almer Smith, husband James Edward Lewis, son Larry Lewis, granddaughter Bridgette Lewis and sister Glenda Matura.
The family will receive visitors from 5pm to 7pm Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Monday, September 24, 2012 at Bay City Baptist Church with Rev. Lee Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Gary Baldridge, Michael Baldridge, Tommy Matura, Donald Smith, Roger Abercrombie & Ryan Marshall.
Funeral services for Horace Lewis, Jr., 62, of Bay City were scheduled for 2 p. m. Sunday at Jesus Free Will Holy Temple Church in Bay City with Elder Clifton Turner officiating. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City. Visitation hours will be until 9 p. m. Saturday at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, 1300 Duncan St.
Mr. Lewis was born March 6, 1930 in Bay City to Catherine Fields Lewis and the late Horace Lewis and he died on Aug. 18, 1992 in Matagorda General Hospital.
He was a member of the Church of God in Christ.
Survivors include his mother, Catherine Lewis of Bay City; three sisters, Minnie Ola Manning, Mary Jane Sidney and Hazel Marie Johnson, all of Bay City; five brothers, Perry King Lewis, Prince Lewis, Hezekiah Lewis and Lloyd Lewis, all of Bay City, and Edgar Lewis of San Diego, Calif. Also, one aunt, Evelyn Fields Thomas of Bay City; four uncles, Lawyer Fields and the Rev. John Lewis, both of Bay City, Nathan Lewis of Brazoria and George Lewis of Houston; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are Charles Brown, Eugene Fields, Jimmy Fields, Anthony Lewis, Shane Lewis and Johnny Sidney, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Edgar Lewis, Hezekiah Lewis, Lloyd Lewis, Perry Lewis and Prince Lewis.
Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his father, Horace Lewis, a brother, Floyd Lee Lewis, and a sister, Earline Virginia Peters.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home of Bay City.
Daily Tribune, August, 1992
Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott
Funeral services for Lance Patrick Lewis, 29, of Houston will be held 11 a. m. Saturday at Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. A. H. Pointer officiating. Visitation will be until 9 p. m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a. m. Saturday at the church.
Mr. Lewis was born July 9, 1963 in Bay City and he died Nov. 1, 1992 at Hermann Hospital in Houston.
He was a former resident of Bay City.
Survivors include his mother, Irma Lewis Green of Houston; a sister, Wanda Willis of Houston; a brother, Dexter Lewis of Houston; two aunts, Arlene West of Dallas and Dorothy Johnson of Oakland, Calif.; an uncle, Lester Lewis Jr. of Albuquerque, N. M.; two nieces, Katrina and Christina Willis, of Houston; three nephews, Dontay, Tony and Troy Willis, of Houston and a number of great-aunts and uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lester and Willie Bouldin Lewis and an aunt, Alnita Lewis Stanford.
Active pallbearers will be friends of the family. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Green, Lester Lewis, Karl Stanford, Carlos Stanford, Andre’ West and Atwell West.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.
Daily Tribune, November, 1992
Mary Helen Lewis, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, passed away on the afternoon of September 20, 2012. Her family rejoices in the fact that she has gone home to be with her precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Helen was born in Linden, Texas on May 11, 1935 and was the oldest of five children born to Emmitt and Almer Smith. She was married to James Edward Lewis and lived most of her adult life in Van Vleck, Texas where they raised four children.
She is survived by: children, Gail Denn and husband Vernon of Bay City, Mark Lewis and wife Leila of Bay City and James Lewis and wife Sherry of Brazoria; daughter-in-law Benny Lewis of Bay City; brothers, Harold and Horace Ray Smith; sister-in-law, Nadine Bowman; grandchildren, Jason Lewis, Danny Denn and wife Bobbi, Tammy Smith and husband Trey, Brian Lewis and wife Robbi, Seth Lewis, Sadie Lewis, Joshua Lewis, Brittany Lewis and Tiffany Lewis; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Emmitt and Almer Smith; husband, James Edward Lewis; son, Larry Lewis; granddaughter, Bridgette Lewis; and sister, Glenda Matura.
The family will receive visitors from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, September 24, 2012 at Bay City Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Watson officiating.
Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.
Pallbearers will be Gary Baldridge, Michael Baldridge, Tommy Matura, Donald Smith, Roger Abercrombie and Ryan Marshall.
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, September 23,
A Rosary for
Feliciana G. Llanes, 82, of Palacios, will be recited at 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 25, 2006 at Palacios Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will
be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Rev.
Charles Dowomoh officiating. Interment will follow at the Palacios
George M. Llanes, 83, of Palacios, died Thursday, March 29, 2001.
Funeral services for James O. “Sonny Man” Lockett, 63, of Bay City, are scheduled for 2 p. m. Saturday at Mother Zion Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. K. J. Griggs officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.
Visitation will be until 9 p. m. Friday at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel in Bay City and from 1 to 2 p. m. at Mother Zion Baptist Church.
Mr. Lockett was born Feb. 20, 1931, in Bay City to Tommy Lockett and Opal Smith Davis and died March 30, 1994, in Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston.
A 1947 graduate of A. G. Hilliard High School, he later attended Prairie View A&M University. He enlisted in the U. S. Army where he served three years in the Korean War.
Survivors include his mother, Opal Davis of Bay City; a sister, Joe Ann Davis of Bay City; two brothers, Alphonse Revis of Houston and Judge John P. Davis of Beaumont; a son, Julius Anderson of Bay City; a great-aunt, Thelma Wooldridge of Texas City and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are Alphonse Revis, Billy Revis, Ronald Revis, John C. Stone, John K. Davis and Paul K. Davis.
Honorary pallbearers are Attorney John P. Davis, Alphonse Revis, Perry K. Lewis, Marshall Whitley Jr., John D. Fisher, Rev. Sam Laddie and William B. McNeil.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home of Bay City.
Daily Tribune, April, 1994
Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott
for Charlie Longoria, Jr., 59, were held at Compean Funeral Home in
Houston, Tx. with the Rev. Samuel Puccio officiating. Interment was
at Palacios Cemetery with Rev. Young.
David C. Longoria, 69,
of Blessing, died Oct. 23, 2000, at his residence in Blessing. He
was born Dec. 4, 1930 in Kennedy, Texas, to the late Francisco and
Natividad DeLaCruz Longoria.
Funeral services for
Dolores Longoria, 75, of Blessing, were held Oct. 11, 2006 at The
Church of God and Prophecy in Blessing with Rev. Raymond Salinas
officiating. Interment was at Midfield Cemetery.
PALACIOS - Laura
Shake Longoria, 38, of Palacios, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005.
Sr. 69, of Palacios died December 5, 2000 at Southwest Memorial
Hospital in Houston. Mr. Longoria was born July 9, 1931 in Palacios
to the late Charlie and Faustina Rojas Longoria. He was a member of
the Presbyterian Church and a life long resident of Palacios.
Magdalena P. Longoria, went to her eternal rest on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Magalena was born on October 10, 1924 in Yorktown, Texas to the late Pedro and Pauline Aguirre Pena. Magalena liked to play bingo at the Eagle’s Hall and the nursing home. Magalena loved to embroider . Magalena loved to cook for her family. Magalena was a faithful member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She was a devoted Astros fan. She is survived by her loving family, children, Helen Martinez & husband David, Susan Longoria, Jesse Longoria & wife Phyllis, Irene Mireles & husband Joe, Pedro “Pete” Longoria & wife Odie; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Jesus Longoria , Jr. and 5 sisters. The Rite of Christian Burial will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 7, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Monsignor Gerry Cernoch celebrant. The Rite of Committal will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. The recitation of the Holy Rosary will be 6:30P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. The visitation will be from 5;00-8;00P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Richard Morales Jr, Leonard Hernandez, Darrell Carrillo, Chris Hajducek, William Smith Jr., Kyle Carrillo; honorary pallbearers will be Jesus Longoria lV, Robert Romero, David Martinez Jr. Lee McGriggs Jr.
www.taylorbros.net Jesus M. Longoria Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby
Reymundo C. Longoria,
76, of Blessing, Texas died February 25, 2005 at the Palacios
Community Health Center.
Mrs. Esther Zepeda Lopez, 85, of Bay City passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at a Clear Lake Hospital following an extended illness.
She was born on July 28, 1927 in Bay City, Texas, daughter of the late Guadalupe and Lina Rodriguez Zepeda.
Mrs. Lopez was a longtime resident of Bay City. She was a homemaker all her life and enjoyed fishing, sewing, puzzles and crafts. She also enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Esther was preceded in death by: her daughter, Emma Landriault; and sons, Sammy and Michael Montoya.
Funeral services were held on Monday, October 1, 2012 at the Chapel of Wharton Funeral Home with the Rev. Alex Lopez officiating.
Burial followed immediately in the Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.
Survivors include: her son, Don A. Montoya and wife Gloria of Angleton; daughters, Esther Anzaldua and husband Manuel of Corpus Christi, Eva Guzman of Texas City, and Elva Mendiola and husband Baldemar of Houston; son-in-law, Johnny Landriault of Bay City; sisters, Ruth Orozco of Corpus Christi, Sara Franco of Bay City, and Martha Guzman of Bay City; brothers, Isaac Zepeda of Wharton and Paul Zepeda of Houston. She is also survived by her 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Baldemar Mendiola, Anthony Hernandez, Samuel Montoya, Jacob Guzman, Kaleb Wisner, and J.R. Montoya.
Funeral services are under the direction of the Wharton Funeral Home.
City Tribune, October 7, 2012
Lothridge, 83, of Columbus, Texas died June 27, 2004 at her
residence. She was born August 3, 1920 in Broadus, Texas to the late
Burton B. and Annie Bell Norris Stanley.
Shenandoah - Audrey Faye Lucky, 71, a resident of Bay City, Texas, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, January 25, 2013, at Nexus Specialty Hospital.
Audrey was born July 3, 1941 in Angleton, Texas.
She is survived by: her children, Dianne Nelson and husband David, Cara Baines, Samuel Lucky and wife Leigh and Darrell Lucky; grandchildren, Kenneth Nelson, Savanna Lucky (Jeremy Perry), Rebecca Barnes, Timothy and Elijah Baines, Caleb, Ethan, Joanna, Olivia, and Isaac Lucky; two great-grandchildren; three brothers; four sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her father, Edgar Charles Hammond; mother, Clara Casper Hammond; and sister, Lillian Brannon.
Family will receive friends beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Fathers House Church, 7227 Stephen F. Austin, Jones Creek, TX 77541, followed by the service at 1 p.m.
Interment to follow at Restwood Cemetery in Clute, Texas.
Bay City Tribune,
January 30, 2013
Funeral services for the Rev. Preston Luddington of Bay City, 71, are scheduled for 2 p. m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 1994, at Enterprise Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. A. H. Pointer officiating. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.
Visitation will be until 9 p. m. Friday, Dec. 9 at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home of Bay City and from 1 to 3 p. m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at Enterprise Baptist Church in Bay City.
Rev. Luddington was born Aug. 23, 1923, in Matagorda to Calvin Luddington Sr. and Albirda Young Woodard Luddington and died Dec. 6, 1994, in the V. A. Medical Center in Houston.
A resident of Bay City, he was a veteran of World War II and served in the U. S. Army. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Albirda Woodard of Bay City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lillian Luddington Brown and the Rev. Isaac Brown of Houston and Deavolyn Luddington Mitchell and Freeman Mitchell of Houston; a son, Clemith J. Luddington; two sisters, Dorothy Luddington Walton of Bay City and Eula Courtney of Bay City; a brother-in-law, William Courtney Sr. of Bay City; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Michael Fields, James Robinson, Ulyssys Courtney, Randall Knapp, William Courtney and Archie McDaniel.
Honorary pallbearers are Clemith J. Luddington, Anthony Walton, William Courtney Sr., Isaac Brown, Robert Lee Clark, Steve Flye, Professor Spencer, Freeman Mitchell, Clemith D. Austin Sr. and Willie Hill.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home of Bay City.
Daily Tribune, December 1994
Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott
David Luedecke, 52, passed away on December 12, 2012.
He was born on July 30, 1960 to Lawrence and Eva Luedecke.
His father, Lawrence Luedecke, preceded him in death.
He is survived by: his mother, Eva Luedecke; his three brothers, Gene, Donald, and Kenneth Luedecke; his three children, Jordan Hipp, Rachel Luedecke, and Stephen Luedecke; and his two grandchildren, Trae Mejares and Callie Hipp. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held in honor of David at Grandma’s house from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2012.
For any information, please call Jordan at 936-545-6337.
Bay City Tribune,
December 19, 2012
Vera Ruth Anderson Lusk was born on June 6, 1935 in Mills County Texas.
Ruth was the third daughter of Charlie Victor and Lillie Bell Shipp Anderson.
Ruth grew up in central Texas in the Goldthwaite area. Shortly after World War II her family relocated to Austin, Texas. She graduated from Austin High School in 1953.
In 1955, Ruth married R.Q. Lusk and relocated to Bay City, Texas where he was employed as an engineer for Central Power and Light. They raised their two sons, Robert and John, there.
Ruth was active in the 6th Street Church of Christ for the entire time that she lived in Bay City, teaching third grade Sunday school for nearly 40 years. She was also a Cub Scout den mother with Pack 51 while her sons were in Cub Scouts. Her friends, family, and neighbors fondly remember her annual Christmas cookie baking.
In the mid 1990s, following her husband’s death, she bravely reinvented her life and moved across country to Portland, Oregon. Here she was an active member of the Portland First Christian Church. She was well-known in her neighborhood in northeast Portland, where she walked every day and took coffee and conversation at Peet’s coffee.
She passed away on September 20, 2012.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.
She is survived by: her son, Dr. Robert Lusk and his partner Christopher Bailey (her third son to hear her tell it), and her son, John Lusk; as well as her sisters, Charlene White (James), Lois McClean, and Jo Anderson; along with many nieces and nephews and many good friends and neighbors who loved her dearly (both in Oregon and Texas).
The family will welcome friends for viewing at Taylor Bros Funeral Home from 4 until 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening, September 26, 2012.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at Cedarvale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Harvest House food bank c/o Nichols Street Church of Christ or the Oregon Food Bank in Portland, Oregon.
Taylor Bros. Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be shared with the family be visiting www.taylorbros.net
Bay City Tribune, September 26, 2012
Funeral services for Charles Luther, 88, of Palacios will be held 11 a. m. Tuesday at Palacios Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bernard Ritchea officiating. Burial will be in Palacios Cemetery.
Mr. Luther was born Sept. 7, 1899, in Whitney, Texas, to Thomas Monroe and Laura Gollihar Luther and died 1:45 a. m. March 21, 1988, at Wagner General Hospital, Palacios.
A resident of Palacios since 1921, he was the owner and operator of the Luther Hotel in Palacios. He was chairman of the Seawall Committee and former mayor of Palacios. He was the former owner of Bayshore Chevrolet and a former Gulf wholesaler for over 50 years.
He served with the U. S. Army during World War I in France.
Survivors include a daughter, Claire Joy Dilworth of Tilden, Texas; a son, Charles M. (Buddy) Luther of Houston; a brother, retired Col. Henry Luther of San Antonio; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Palacios.
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