Peggy Ann Lane, 62, of Bay City passed away August 27, 2013. She was born March 8, 1951 in Bay City, TX to the late Gilbert Elroy Lane and Sylvia Lee Hardy Lane. She worked at HEB Grocery in Bay City for 16 years.
Her sister Betty Lane preceded her in death. Survivors include daughters Alia Brinkman of New Orleans, LA and Morning Star Owens of Plano, TX; brother Tommy Lane of Bay City and grandchildren Jackson, Ava & James Owens.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be 10:00 AM Friday, August 30, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.
Published in the Victoria Advocate on August 28, 2013
Gayle Joan Lawson, 79, of Bay City passed away March 6, 2014. She
was born July 29, 1934 in Cushing, Oklahoma to the late Marvin
Bertrum King and Helen Kathleen McIntosh King. Survivors include
daughters Eva Kientz (Butch) of Blessing, Deborah Booker (Bill) of
Everett, Washington and Virginia Gayle Douvia (Ron) of Chesapeake
Bay, Virginia; sons Richard Dean Lawson (Melody) of Insinado,Mexico
and Donald Ray Lawson (Raquel) of Bay City; grandchildren Sarah Beth
Brown (Clifton), Mary Samantha Henley (Bobby), Shane Allen Douvia,
Travis Allen Douvia, Chad Allen Douvia, Angie Turner, Charlie Bob
Turner and Rosanne Tomyn (Aaron) and 3 great grandchildren. A
memorial service in honor of her life will be held at 4:00 PM
Monday, March 10, 2014 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Max
Robert “Bobby” Dale LeBlanc, Sr., 57, went to be with his Lord on Friday, January 31, 2014. Bobby was born on May 23, 1956 in Crowley, Louisiana to the late Louis Joseph and Arecia Primeaux LeBlanc. Bobby was an avid fisherman who was talented with many trades. Bobby was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Bobby was a well-respected Plant Operator/Maintenance Supervisor. Bobby was devoted to his family and friends. Bobby was the past owner of Magnolia Charters in Crowley.
Bobby is survived by his loving wife of 21 years Tina Guidry LeBlanc of Markham, Texas; daughter Angie L. Creel & husband Ryan of Leander, TX; son Robert “B.J.” LeBlanc, Jr. of San Antonio, TX; step-daughter, Shauna M. Credeur & Steve Guidry of Lyons Point, Louisiana; 2 step-sons, Derrick A. Credeur & wife Heidi of Iota, Louisiana and Casey L. Credeur & wife Brandi B. of Lyons Point, Louisiana; 16 grandchildren; brothers and sisters; Shirley L. Sarver, Kenneth LeBlanc, Darrell LeBlanc, Mary Linda Leleux, Kathy Leleux; God-children and numerous nieces and nephews. Bobby is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Raymond LeBlanc; father-in-law, Kirt L. Guidry.
Visitation will be from 4-8:00P.M.Monday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. Visitation will follow from 1-9P.M. Wednesday at the Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home in Crowley, Louisiana with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00P.M. By Deacon Cody Miller. The Mass of the Resurrection will occur at 2:00P.M. on Thursday at Saint John The Evangelist Catholic Church in Mermentau, Louisiana with Father Randall Moreau officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Robert “B.J.” LeBlanc Jr., Derrick Credeur, Casey Credeur, Eric Robinson, Roger Bertrand, Gary Leleux, Brian Creel, Kade Credeur and Andrew Sarver.
Ignatz Joe Ledwig, Sr., 83, of Bay City passed away June 18, 2013. He was born July 10, 1929 in Matagorda County to the late Frank Phillip Ledwig and Julia Hahn Ledwig.
His wife Lue Ella Ledwig preceded him in death as well as brothers Mike, Stanley, Leo, Alois and Julius Ledwig. Survivors include daughter Linda Sue Richardson of Fredericksburg, TX; sons Ignatz Joe Ledwig, Jr. of Rockport and Donald Ray Ledwig of Bandera; sisters Margaret Meador, Bernice Davis and Elizabeth Mariner all of Bay City; brothers Henry Ledwig of Palacios, Milton Ledwig of Bay City and Joe Jerry Ledwig of Louisiana; five grandchildren Jill (Russell) Taber, Stuart (Stacie) Richardson, Brice (Hilary)Ledwig, Bobbe Ledwig, and Zack (Natalie) Williamson and 6 great grandchildren Joshua and Benjamin Taber, Drew Williamson and Cortney, Jayce & Hailey Smalley.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 5pm to 7pm Friday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.
Bay City Tribune,
Funeral services for Hezekiah Lewis, of Bay City, who passed away January 22, 2014, are pending with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas, 979-245-5197.
Bay City Tribune,
January 29, 2014
Funeral services for Prince Lewis, of Bay City, who passed away January 27, 2014, are pending with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas, 979-245-5197.
Bay City Tribune,
January 29, 2014
Sandra Gayle Lewis, 65, of Van Vleck, affectionately known as “Nanny”, was promoted to Heaven on Friday morning, October 18, 2013.
Sandra was a twenty-six year member of Harvest Time Church, where she ran the sound booth and was the director of Vacation Bible School for years. She loved the Lord and everyone in her church family, especially her sisters in Christ.
Nanny was a Charter member of the Van Vleck Lions Club. She was also devoted to her family, often calling them her, “tiny, but precious, little-mighty family.”
Sandy was born in Milton, FL, Santa Rosa County on June 13, 1948 to the late Margaret Edna Black and William Curtis Barnes.
She is survived by her loving and faithful husband of forty years, Elmer Lewis; her sister, Cathy Deckard Boone and husband James; her nephew, Andrew Deckard Sr. and wife Julie; her nephew, Steven Boone and wife Lynn; her great-nephews, Andrew Deckard Jr. and John Wayne Boone; and her precious friends and sisters, Karen Ryman, Leona Allen, and Esta Lee Crosson.
The funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Brother Jim Hardaway and Pastor Bobby Williams officiating.
Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.
Pallbearers were Mike Ryman, Nathanial Ryman, David Hajducek, C.J. Medina, Blake Bolton, and Coby Bolton.
In lieu of flowers, it was her wish to have donations made to the American Kidney Foundation.
She was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Until we see you again in Heaven, Nanny, keep Jesus laughing.
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, October 27,
A memorial service for Charlie Longoria, III, 48, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 at Living Word Church in Palacios. Charlie was born April 14, 1965 in
Houston, Texas to Charlie and Alicia Longoria, Jr. and passed away February 27, 2014 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was in the Shrimping industry in Palacios all his life. He was a beloved father, husband, grandfather, brother and friend and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Alfred Longoria. He is survived by his wife Tiffanne Renee Longoria of Rockport; 3 sons Gerald Garces (Denny) of Kingsville, Charlie Longoria, IV and Anthony Longoria (Desiray) both of Rockport; 3 daughters Ashley Haney, Charlea Crystal Longoria both of Rockport and Celeste Benavides of Corpus Christi; 3 sisters Susan Madrigal (Joe), Debra Longoria and Cynthia Longoria all of Houston; 10 grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.
Arrangements were entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory in Aransas Pass.
Palacios Beacon, March 5, 2014
Reymundo C. Longoria, Jr., 47, of Blessing passed away September 26, 2013. He was born May 11, 1966 in Bay City, TX to Reymundo Cruz Longoria, Sr. and Beatrice Olivo Longoria. He had been a police officer for El Campo Police Department since 2001.
His father preceded him in death. Survivors include wife Raelynn Mills Longoria; mother Beatrice Longoria; sons Reymundo Trey Longoria III, Henry Garcia, Jr., Aaron Mills & Roman Coronado; sister Dora Mondrik; brother Ray Longoria; nephews Michael & Alan Mondrik and niece Alyssa Rae Longoria.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 4pm until 8pm Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Monday, September 30, 2013 at the Church of God of Prophecy on the corner of Railroad Ave & Pecan St. in Blessing, Texas. Interment will follow at Midfield Cemetery in Midfield, Texas. Pallbearers will be Aaron Mills, Roman Coronado, Alonso Gonzales, Arthur Devo, Robert Holder, Frank Longoria, Jr., Jesse Martinez and Benito Longoria, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers El Campo Police Department.
Bay City Tribune,
October 2, 2013
Alicia B. Lopez (Alice), loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt, was called home on Friday, June 21, 2013. She was born in Lane City, Texas on June 8, 1951 and resided in Bay City, Texas for more than forty years.
She is survived by: her twin sons, Rick Alexander Lopez married to Maira Lopez and John Paul Lopez; her eight grandchildren; her siblings, Paul Barron, Esperanza Barron, Maria Ramirez, Alex Barron, Blanca Gonzalez, and Daniel Caballero.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Emilio and Ignacia Barron; brother, Johnny V. Barron and niece, Belinda Barron.
The Lopez and Barron family would like to give their sincere gratitude for the many expressions of love, concern, and kindness shown to them during this time of bereavement. May God bless you and keep you all.
Bay City Tribune,
June 26, 2013
Paul S. Lowery, 58, of Van Vleck, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013 at his residence. Paul was born in Gatesville, Texas on January 15, 1955 to parents James Elmo and Gladys Marie Shirley Lowery.
Paul was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Van Vleck and was the owner and operator of Lowery Tire Center in Bay City.
His parents preceded him in death.
Paul is survived by: his brothers and their wives, Mike and Missy Lowery of West Columbia and Clint and Becky Lowery of Gonzales, and by a sister and her husband, Susie and Larry Matchett of Van Vleck, numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews and many friends also survive him.
Pallbearers will be: Stephen Matchett, Matt Matchett, James Lowery, Heath Lowery, Ralph Cole, John Ashcraft, Dan Pustka, Danny Shindler, Danny Andel, and Chris Medina.
A time of visitation will be held at the Bay City Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 1, at 6 until 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 2, at 10 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Bay City with his brother Clint Lowery officiating.
Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial park in Van Vleck.
Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.
Bay City Tribune,
May 1, 2013
Ray Loyacano was born March 5, 1932 in Houston, Texas to Dale and Wilmoth Loyacano.
After graduating from Austin High in 1951, he moved to the Sweeny, Texas area and spent 38 years employed by Phillips 66 in Old Ocean, Texas.
Early on, Ray spent his spare time dabbling in cattle ranching, a little bit of farming and car body repair at Vic’s Body Shop. He raced cars and motorcycles and was an avid member of the Sweeny Muduro Club. His love of family and a motorcycle race introduced him to the love of his life, his cherished wife, Frances. Ray was a good father and shared his love of nature and competition with his children. He always had time for his kids, whether to haul a trailer loaded with horses to a youth rodeo or motorcycles to a motocross track.
After retiring from Phillips in 1994, he and his wife, Frances, built their dream home on the banks of the Colorado River in Matagorda, Texas. Ray valued nature and being outdoors, there he lived out his passion for fishing the banks of the river, caring for his citrus grove and nurturing his faith in Jesus Christ.
Ray was a fair, just and gentle man, best known for his soft heart and sincere, easy smile. He always made time. If you needed a helping hand, a shift swap, fence repaired, livestock fed, an ear to bend or just a story to make you laugh, Ray was your man.
Ray is preceded in death by: his baby sister, Betty Loyacano, and leaves behind his wife of 38 years, Frances; his sister, Barbara Spears and husband, Bobby of Katy and brother in law, Wesley Wilmoth of Houston.
He imparted his legacy as a loving father to his two daughters, Renee Cater and husband Stuart of Tomball, Toni Ritenour of Houston and four sons: Dale Loyacano of Churchill, Michael Wise and wife Tara, of Lake Jackson, Mark Wise and wife Linda, of Bay City and Jerry Wise of Brazoria.
He was a prankster, jokester, and loving grandfather to his nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was loved dearly and will be missed greatly.
Celebration of life would be held at a later date.
Bay City Tribune, March 24, 2013
Peggy Joyce Bundick Lucero, 65, of Bay City passed away Sunday July 14, 2013. She was born May 9, 1948 to the late Charles William Bundick Sr. & Bessie Alice Schultz Bundick.
Peggy is survived by her 2 sons Dean Bujnoch of Hutto, TX and Jason Bujnoch of Bay City; 2 sisters Betty Bundick and Margie Williams both of Bay City; 5 brothers Paul Bundick of Ganado, Hairl, Thomas, Richard, & Charles Bundick Jr. all of Bay City; 4 grandchildren Brock, Brody, & Briggs Bujnoch all of Hutto, TX and Ava Bujnoch of Bay City.
The Family will receive visitors from 5PM until 7PM Tuesday at the funeral home. The funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 17, 2013 with Sam Bundick officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, TX. Pallbearers will be Owen Strarup, Jerry Wayne Davis, Billy Earl Bundick, Preston Williams, David Eugene Bundick, Michael Bundick and John Paul Bundick. Memorials in her name may be made to Cattlemen for Cancer Research; 650 Cool Water Dr.; Bastrop, TX 78602 or by visiting www.cattlemenforcancerresearch.org
Harold A. Lukefahr
Harold A. Lukefahr, 88, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at his home in Bryan, Texas. He was born on January 22, 1925 in Greeley, Nebraska to the late Edgar L. and Elsie Waugh Lukefahr. Harold was one of eight children. The family moved to Bay City when Harold was 14. He was a WWII veteran and served in the U. S. Naval Armed Guard. He began working for Skelly Oil Company where he remained for 42 years. Harold and his wife Polly married in 1950 and became the loving parents of three children. Harold was active in his community. He coached the Holy Cross Eagles football team. He was an active parent in the 4H Club. Harold also served on the Matagorda Co. Fair & Livestock Committee and the Matagorda Co. Soil and Water Conservation boards. Harold was a member of the Texas Armed Guard Association and hosted the 2013 reunion. After his retirement, he started a turf farm where he spent many happy hours riding his tractor. Harold eventually added a grape vineyard. He worked with Texas A & M to determine which grape varieties were viable in Southeast Texas. The working with grapes developed into wine making.
Harold is survived by his loving wife of 63 years: Polly Nygard Lukefahr; 2 children: Cindy Lukefahr Skinner & husband Dave of Cameron, TX and Catherine Lukefahr Willis & husband Rick of Austin; 5 grandchildren: John Skinner, Shana Elliott, Luke Skinner, Aaron Willis, and Zachary Willis; 4 great grandchildren: and 2 sisters: Teresa Lezak and Charlotte Parks. Harold is preceded in death by his parents and son Dennis Lukefahr.
The family will receive visitors from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay City with Father Greg Korenek celebrant. The rite of committal will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers are John Skinner, Shana Elliott, Luke Skinner, Aaron Willis, Zachary Willis and Billy Parks. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Holy Cross School, 2001 Katy, Bay City, Texas.
Bay City Tribune, December 18, 2013
AUSTIN - Juanita Virginia Lowery Luna, 89, of Austin, TX, formerly of Bay City, TX, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Shady Hollow Assisted Living in Austin, TX.
She was born August 17, 1923 in Mound, Coryell County, TX to the late John Howard Lowery and Lessie McHargue Lowery.
Her loving husband of 64 years, Floyd Luna, preceded her in death. Her daughter, Gloria Luna Crain and infant son, Floyd Luna Jr. also preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter, Saundra (Sandy) Slone and husband Richard of Austin, TX, Granddaughter, Kimberly Williams and husband Gene, two Great Grand Children, Taylor Nicole Williams and Steelman Caleb Williams of Round Rock, TX, Grandson, Steven Floyd Slone and wife Melissa of Buda, TX, Son-in-law Mack Crain, husband of late Gloria Crain of Bay City, Grandson Randy Lee Crain of LaPort, TX and Scott Allen Crain and wife Tonya of Lake Jackson, TX, Sister, Annette Bruton of Gatesville, TX and brother Bobby Lowery of Gatesville, TX.
She was also preceded in death by sisters Estelle Kornegay, Corine Homan, Bonnie Goodrich and Winnie Middleton, brothers J. C. Lowery, James Lowery, and Joe Lowery.
Juanita was a Godly Christian woman, a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday School for many years. She loved music and enjoyed golfing many years with her beloved Floyd. Her 4 grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren brought much joy and happiness to her life.
The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, May 17, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Clint Lowery and Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be: Larry Middleton, Joe Kelly, David Slone, Stephen Matchett, Jackie Lowery, and Chuck McHargue.
Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979) 245-4613.
Victoria Advocate, Published on May 16, 2013
John Thomas Lynch, 82, of Bay City, passed away Friday, May 19, 2000 at The Legacy. He was born March 20, 1918 in Crockett, Texas to John Thomas Lynch, Sr. and Nancy Jane Blue Lunch.
He was a resident of Bay City since 1948, was a member of the First United Methodist Church, retired as a Gager from Getty Oil after 27 years of service, was a Past Master and 50 year member of Masonic Lodge No. 865, a 50 year member of the Eastern Star and a World War II veteran of the U. S. Navy.
He is survived by: his wife, Alma Miller Lynch of Bay City; a daughter, Nancy Schraub of Katy; and by his grandchildren, Jessica and Michael Schraub of Katy.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; four sisters; and five brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday, May 21, 2000 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Crowe and the Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.
Members of the Wesley Sunday School Class will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Bay City.
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.
The Daily Tribune, May 21, 2000
Nancy Svetlik Lynch, 67, formerly of Bay City passed away November 3, 2013. She was born February 23, 1946 in Wharton, TX to the late Willie A. Svetlik and Thelma Gingles Svetlik. She was a beauty operator for many years.
Her husband, Ted Lynch, preceded her in death. Survivors include sister Jeanette Murray and nephew Paul Murray both of Missouri City, TX; stepsons Tom Lynch of Gainesville, FL and Mike Hilger of Illinois and a number of cousins and other relatives.
Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Zack Nicholson officiating. Pallbearers will be: David Gingles, Tom Lynch, Mike Hilger, Tim Hajovsky, Jack Farmer, and Harris Gingles Jr. The family will receive friends and relatives from 12 Noon Tuesday until service time. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.
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Allan R. Lynnes, 88, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 in Sierra Winds Retirement Center in Peoria, Arizona surrounded by his three children and their spouses. He was born August 27, 1924, the middle son of Albin and Gerda Lynnes of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Allan is survived by: his three children, daughter, Kris Lynnes Hurley (Frank) of Bay City, Texas; his sons, Mark Lynnes (Mary) of Lindenhurst, Ill. and Tom Lynnes of Venice, Cal.; and his younger brother, David Lynnes of Eau Claire, Wis.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his oldest brother, Don Lynnes; and his loving wife, Dorothy (Tootie).
At the age of 18, Allan enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1944 where he became assigned to the 41st fighter group in the Pacific theater during WWII. He piloted a P51 Mustang in many combat missions throughout the war and ended his air force service as a First Lieutenant. From his plane, he witnessed the atomic bomb blast over Hiroshima.
He returned to Eau Claire where he married Dorothy (Tootie) Anderson, his wife of 56 years, attended college, built their first home themselves and began his family. His architectural career began in Eau Claire, Wis. and in 1965, he moved his family to Decorah, Iowa, joining the architectural firm of Olson, Gray, Thompson & Lynnes as a partner. He spent the remainder of his professional career in Decorah where he raised his family and enjoyed playing golf and bridge with many friends. Allan was an accomplished golfer, winning many tournaments with a scratch handicap.
Upon his retirement, they moved to Eau Claire, Wis. and finally settled in Sun City, Ariz. where they enjoyed many happy years visiting with old friends and meeting new ones. Allan was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Sun City, Ariz.
His remains will be sent to the Veterans National Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz.
Any memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.
Bay City Tribune,
August 4, 2013
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