Matagorda County Obituaries
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CHARLES DAVID MACHART

BAY CITY - Charles David Machart, 66 of Bay City, passed away on March 26, 2012. He was born on August 1, 1945 in Shiner to the late Willie John and Josephine Steinocher Machart.

He is survived by one daughter Terah Lux and husband Brad of Schulenburg; sister Georgia Foyt and husband Elo of Edna, brother Bill Machart of El Campo,and two grandchildren Rylie and Regan. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother A.D. Machart, and son Chad Machart.

Visitation will begin on Tuesday from 3-8PM at Triska Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30AM at St.Philip the Apostle Catholic Church with Rev. Albert Yankey officiating. Burial will follow at St.Andrew's Cemetery in Hillje with military honors under the auspices of the American Legion Post 251.

Word of condolences for the family maybe left at triskafuneralhome.com.

Memorial donations may be made to Houston Hospice, El Campo.

Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, (979)543-3681.

Published in Victoria Advocate on March 27, 2012
 


Aaron Lee Maddox

Funeral services for Aaron Lee Maddox, 71, of Palacios, were held at 2 p. m. today at Trinity Baptist Church, Palacios, where the Rev. Don Miller officiated. Burial was in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mr. Maddox was born June 6, 1913, in Crockett, Texas, and died at 10:42 a. m. Jan. 19, 1985, at Wagner General Hospital, Palacios.

A resident of Palacios for 51 years, he was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lorene Mica Maddox of Palacios; three daughters, Virginia Welsh of Palacios; Bonnie Finch of Port Lavaca and Irene Nowell of Midland; four sisters, Lillian Jenkins of Collegeport, Anata Genzer of Caldwell; Elsie Eilbeck of Caldwell and Nelda J. Fitzgerald of Abilene; two brothers, Ray Maddox of Bay City and Herman Maddox of Arkansas; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Palacios.

The Daily Tribune, January, 1985
 

EL CAMPO - Nicholas Maldonado, age 87, of El Campo, died July 1, 2011 in Houston. He was born Sept. 13, 1923 in Danevang to the late Herculano and Fernanda Miranda Maldonado. He was a WWII Army veteran having served in the American European Campaign. He was employed by Mustang for 26 years and O'Reilly Auto Parts for 16 years.

He is survived by his son, Norman Maldonado and wife Cathy of El Campo; grandsons, Norman Jr., Nicholas, Michael and Eric Maldonado and Roy Cantu; and great-grandchildren, Haley, Breeanna, Jordan, Raelyn and Makayla Maldonado.

Visitation will begin at noon Wednesday at Wheeler Funeral Home with wake services to begin at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Chavis officiating. Burial will follow at La Colonia Cemetery with military honors.

Funeral arrangements by Wheeler Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3512.

Published in Victoria Advocate on July 6, 2011
 

Mary Lupe Magnia

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Linda Suzanne Malek

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Banks Mangum
Nov. 19, 1908 - Sept. 19, 1930

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Grover C. Mangum

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Josiah "Joe" Mangum
Sept. 19, 1875 - Jul. 8, 1931

Pearl Lee Mangum
Jul 28, 1875 - Nov. 12, 1949

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Norma Jean Mangum
Dec. 26, 1937 – Aug. 10, 2012

Norma Jean Mangum, 74, of Pearland, Texas passed away Friday, August 10, 2012 at her home while surrounded by loved ones.

She was born December 26, 1937 in Navasota, Texas to Arthur “Mickey” and Gladys Meinke. Norma Jean has lived in Pearland since 1995 and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Pearland.

Norma Jean is preceded in death by her son, Thomas Warren Wild, Jr., and late husband, Bill Homuth.

Norma Jean leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 10 years, Lewis Mangum; daughters, Kimberly Ann Lockwood and husband Vance, Anna Lynn Bowen and husband Mark; sister, Kathleen Blanton and husband Don; grandchildren, Teddy Bowen, Justin Bowen, Ashley Bowen, Hunter Lockwood and Cameron Lockwood. And from the Mangum family, Lucy Dio, Laura and Kelly Broome, Larry and Vicki Mangum; grandchildren, Evelyn Dio, Austin Dio, Justin Broome, Grigory Broome, Zachary Mangum and Jared Mangum.

Norma Jean fought the best of fights for nine years against her most formidable competitor, Leiomyosarcoma.

She lived life to its fullest enjoying travel, gardening, friends, family and gatherings of all kinds. Her kind heart, smile and laughter touched many and will be dearly missed by all.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2012 First United Methodist Church of Pearland, 2314 North Grand Blvd. Pearland, Texas 77581 with Dr. Bob Joiner officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorials be made in Norma Jean’s name to: The American Cancer Society, amfAR The Foundation for AIDS Research, The Alzheimer’s Foundation, or First United Methodist Church of Pearland.

Crowder Funeral Home 2422 Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581; Phone (281) 412-3000 is in charge of the arrangements.

Victoria Advocate, Wednesday, August 15, 2012
 


Annie Teer Mardis
(July 26, 1919 - February 26, 2012)

Annie M. (Ann) Mardis , 92, of Bay City passed away February 26th at the Matagorda House. She was born July 26, 1919 in Preston, Mississippi to Frances & Virgil Teer. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother & her husband of 61 years C. O. Mardis whom she has missed so much.

She is survived by her 3 children, Ruby Collier & her husband Bill of Lake Jackson, her son Gerald & his wife Bobbie of Bay City and Phyllis Marks of Parker, Colorado; grandchildren, Anita Rickey (Steve), Renee Mardis, Kim Gary (Jim), Mike Mardis (Judy), Tracy Steakley (Roger), Kelley Collier (Brian), Shanon Marks, Kay Beth Marks; and 17 great-grandchildren. Ann had many friends with Flo Dreher & Martha Jane Wheat being very precious to her.

Ann was a member of the First United Methodist Church & active in the Fellowship Sunday School Class for many years.

She loved to work in her yard, read, & travel. She was a lifetime member of the Bay City Book Review Club.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Family visitation will be from 5 to 7 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make your donations to your charity or Women’s Crisis Center, The Nature Center or Hospice.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Dolores Marek
 

HALLETTSVILLE - Dolores Marek, 86, of Hallettsville, passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. She was born Feb. 18, 1925 to the late Alfred A. and Vera Schultz Schaefer in Lavaca County. She married Edward J. Marek on July 11, 1946 in LaGrange.

She is survived by her son, Daniel Marek and wife Kathy of Van Vleck; 2 daughters, Nancy Marek of Hallettsville, and Gail Harris and husband Laurence of Rosharon; sister, Gladys DeVall of Hallettsville; 7 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward Sr.; son, Edward J. Marek Jr.; and companion, Cricket Gutierrez.

Visitation at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Kubena Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at Kubena Funeral Home, with Rev. Dr. Alan Williams officiating. Burial at Hallettsville City Cemetery.

Memorial may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church or Sublime Zion Lutheran Church. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.kubenafuneralhome.com.

Published in Victoria Advocate on December 21, 2011
 

Brenda M. Marin

Roselawn Memorial Park

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BAY CITY - Graveside services for Laurence Mariner will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Eastview Cemetery.

Final arrangements entrusted to Green's Mortuary, 2702 Ave C., Bay City, 979-245-3489.

Published in Victoria Advocate on August 3, 2011

BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] - Kathy Leigh Marroquin, 23, of Bay City, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005.

She was born Feb. 21, 1981, in Bay City, to Tomas R. and Alicia Oros Marroquin of Bay City. She was a department manager at Wal-Mart and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors: sisters, Erica Marroquin of Bay City and Michele Cox of Georgetown.

Visitation will be noon-9 p.m. today at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church, the Rev. Chester Sassman officiating.

Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, Thursday, February 17th, 2005
 


Otto Neuszer Martens

Funeral services for Otto Neuszer Martens, 98, of Bay City will be held 11 a. m. Saturday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mr. Martens was born Dec. 6, 1889, in Lavaca County, Texas, to John and Charlotte Dreyer Neuszer and died Jan. 20, 1988, in Matagorda House, Bay City.

Survivors include his sister, Rubye Neuszer Rampmeier of Palacios; three nephews, Leo Neuszer Jr. of Bay City, Ken Rampmeier of Long Point, N. C., and Al Rampmeier of Waco; three nieces, Marge Ackerman of Blessing, Norma Rampmeier and Janice Rampmeier of Palacios; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

A resident of Matagorda County for five years, he formerly resided in San Antonio for 75 years.

He was a member of Highland Park Lutheran Church, San Antonio, and a 60-year member of the Order of Sons of Hermann.

The Daily Tribune, January 21 or 22, 1988
 


Clarence Leslie Martin

Rev. Clarence Leslie Martin, 59, of the Texas Baptist Encampment at Palacios died May 27 in Palacios. Survivors include: wife, Mrs. C. L. Martin of Palacios; daughter, Mrs. R. M. Swanson of Corpus Christi; brother, L. A. Martin of Abilene and two grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Bay City May 29, Thursday, 2:30 p. m. with Rev. W. D. Baker of the First Baptist Church in Bay City, Rev. Leon Maxwell of the First Baptist Church in Palacios, Rev. James S. Riley of the Second Baptist Church in Houston and Rev. Rayford Harris of the First Baptist Church of Menard officiating. Interment service will be held at the Hawley Cemetery. Body will lie in state at the Bay City Funeral Home until 12:30 p. m. Thursday, May 29.

Pallbearers are Davis Brewster, L. C. Hester, Dr. Norman Runyon, Orville Roberts, Billy Hamlin, and Bob Martin. Honorary pallbearers are Rev. Norman Diehl, president of Trustees of Texas Baptist Encampment, Deacons of First Baptist Church of Palacios, Trustees of Texas Baptist Encampment, Area Baptist ministers, Encampment Managers of Southern Baptist Convention. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to C. L. Martin Fund of Texas Baptist Encampment in Palacios. Services under the direction of Dick R. Elkins Bay City Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, May 28, 1975
 


Gail Renee Martin
Dec. 9, 1956 – April 26, 2012

Funeral services for Gail Renee Martin, 56, formerly of Bay City, will be held at noon, Friday, May 4, 2012 at Mother Zion Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. Murray G. Martin, eulogist. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Guest book register will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home chapel.

She was born in Bay City, Texas, December 9, 1956, to Rudolph Martin and Hercelia Hutchinson Martin, and passed away April 26, 2012, in Houston.

Gail was a 1975 graduate of Bay City High School, listed in the Top Ten of the class; and also as a National Merit Scholar. She attended Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas and received her license in Real Estate. Her last employment was a marketing supervisor with Verizon Wireless, by which she traveled throughout the United States.

Survivors include: one son, (Pastor of Mother Zion Baptist Church) the Rev. Murray G. Martin (and Xernona); her mother, Hercelia Martin; one sister Dr. Judith Martin Cadore and one brother, the Rev. Rudolph Martin Jr., also a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends.

Condolences may be shared with the family by fax 979-245-1537 or online at duncan-roberts@att.net

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

Bay City Tribune, May 2, 2012
 

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Louis Martin Jr., 52, of Bay City, will be Friday, March 11, at 2 p.m., at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 10, from 2 to 8 p.m. in the chapel.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

Published in Victoria Advocate on March 10, 2011
 

VICTORIA - Andy D. Martinez III, 66, of Victoria, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in San Antonio. He was born July 30, 1944, in Palacios, to the late Andy D. Martinez Jr. and Severa Adams Martinez. He served in the United States Army where was a sharpshooter (Rifle, M-14) and received the Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He retired from Alcoa as a general mechanic, and he was a Protestant.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Flores Martinez of Victoria; daughters, Andrea Lynn Martinez and Vera Laverne Martinez, both of Victoria; son, Benny P. Martinez Jr. of Victoria; sisters, Rosa Laverne Southall of Missouri City and Linda Darnell Martinez of Houston; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Artero Memorial Chapels in Victoria.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 1, at Artero Memorial Chapels in Victoria. Interment with full military honors will follow at Telferner Cemetery under the auspices of the Victoria County Veterans Council, AL, CWV, VFW, DAV, MCL, MOWW, Ex-POW, MOPH, VVA, and the KWV.

Pallbearers will be Antonio Lassiter, Benito Martinez Sr., Benito Martinez Jr., Calvin Huffmaster, Andrew Larry, Freddie Robinson, Robert Ellis, and Robert Lee Brown.

Under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels, Victoria, 361-575-3212.

Published in Victoria Advocate on April 29, 2011
 

Annie Martinez, 93, passed away November 15, 2000. She was born on April 17, 1907, in Goliad, Texas, to the late Pedro and Eulalia Morales.

She is preceded in death by Husband, Charles Martinez, Sr.; brothers, Amos Garcia, Albert Garcia and Robert Garcia; and sister Julia Garcia.

She is survived by; son, Charles Martinez, Jr. and wife, Mary Louise, of Bay City; four grandchildren, Charles Martinez, III and wife, Theresa of Bay City, Mario Alberto Martinez and wife, Louanne, of Austin, Julia Anne Ebanks and busband, Ernie of Grand Cayman Islands, and Cecilia Marie Martinez of Austin; six great grandchildren, Charles and Nicole Martinez, Avery and McKenna Martinez, Mallory Louise and Annemarie Ebanks; also by numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Legion of Mary, the Guadalupanas, and the VFW Auxilary Post No. 3468.

She was a business woman and homemaker.

A rosary will be held Friday, November 17, 2000, at 7 p.m. at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2000, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, celebrated by Father Edward Bowen and Father Joseph P. Shannon concelebrating.

Pallbearers are nephews, Robert Garica, Antonio Garcia, Kenneth Garrison, Ricky Garcia, Librado Rodriguez, and George Garcia. Interment to follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros Funeral Home. A00011A2000NV17

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, November 17, 2000
 


Domingo Martinez
(December 31, 1944 - October 18, 2011)

Domingo Martinez, 66, of Van Vleck, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011. He was born December 31, 1944 in Holman, TX to Sotero & Trinidad Martinez. He was a resident of Van Vleck since 1974, a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and was employed with the City of Bay City.

He is survived by his wife: Maria Dolores Martinez of Van Vleck; by his Sons and daughters-in-law: George Martinez of Van Vleck, Mark A. & Monica Martinez of Van Vleck, and Domingo C. & Natalie Martinez of Cuero. By Daughter and son-in-law: Lola M. & Mando Garza of Austin; by his sisters: Rosa Velasquez of Flatonia, and Rafaela Garamillo of Bay City; by brothers: Ricky Martinez of Columbus, Cypriano Martinez of Weimar, Rosalio Martinez of Houston and Sotero Martinez Jr. of Weimar; by his grandchildren: Catherine Pena Martinez, Mark Dillon Martinez, Mariah Martinez, Domingo C. Martinez Jr., Gabby Garza, Nicholas A. Martinez, John Martinez, Devin C. Martinez, Ashley Garza, Layla Martinez, and Xavier Garza; and by a great grandchild: Noah Martinez. He was preceded in death by his father: Sotero Martinez and by his sister Crecencia Davila.

The Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM Thursday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, October 21, 2001 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, TX. Pallbearers will be: Eric Cortinas, Duane Avila, Dillon Martinez, Domingo C. Martinez, Jr., Travis Velasquez, Carlos Velasquez, John Reyna and Smile Huerta.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net
 

BAY CITY - Guadalupe P. Martinez, 91, of Bay City, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004.

She was born Jan. 17, 1913, in Hasema, to the late Hilario and Catarine Ramirez Perez. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors: daughters, Gudelia Mendiola, Esther J. Martinez, and Janie I. Martinez, all of Bay City, and Mary Magdalen Alvarez of Houston; son, Stephen Martinez of Houston; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Eusebio Martinez; and children, Norberto Martinez, Pedro Martinez, Fausta Martinez, Guadalupe Martinez, Ramon Martinez, Sylvester Martinez, Domingo Martinez, Teresa Martinez, Joe Martinez, and Florence Torres.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, the Rev. Jerry Cernoch officiating.

Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, December 16, 2004
 

Janie Ramirez Martinez

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Javier G. Martinez, Sr.
Sept. 18, 1953 – Feb. 24, 2012

Mr. Javier G. Martinez, Sr., a lifetime resident of Bay City, devoted member of Vineyard Church and faithful servant of the Lord, passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, while in his 58th year.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Marcelino and Petra Martinez; granddaughter, Lily Jones and siblings, Joaquien Martinez and Mary Montegue.

Survivors include: his loving wife of 33 years, Sandra D. Martinez; sons, JayVer Martinez, Jr. of Bay City, Jessie Guzman of San Leon; daughters, Melissa Jones and husband Jonathan, Emma Martinez and Abigal Martinez, all of Bay City; grandchildren, Lori Jones, Neaveh Martinez, Kyliegh Guzman, Jessie Guzman; sisters, Elida Flores and husband Sammy of Bay City and Cordelia Espinoza of Antonito, CO.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Vineyard Church, 900 Nichols Avenue with the Pastor Ed Webbon officiating.

A private cremation was conducted under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home, 10412 Highway 6, Hitchcock, Texas, 409-925-3501. www.HayesFuneralHome.com

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, February 29, 2012
 

BAY CITY - Josefina "Belia" Martinez, 59, of Bay City, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003.

She was born Aug. 27, 1944, in Houston, to the late Arneelfo Sr. and Leona Rodriguez. She worked in food service and was a Catholic.

Survivors: daughters, Tomasita Tabares and Leona Whitman; stepdaughter, Jaime Martinez; son, Ray Garza; stepson, Jesse Martinez Jr.; brothers, Arnold Rodriguez Jr. and John Rodriguez; and seven grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: sister, Deanna Rodriguez; and brother, Sidney Rodriguez.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating.

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

Pallbearers: Armando Tabares, Rudy Olide, John Rodriguez, Jaime Martinez, Bobby Rodriguez, and Ernie Ramirez.

The Victoria Advocate,
November 4, 2003
 


Ramona Martinez

Ramona Martinez, 86, passed away on August 4, 2011, at her residence in Bay City, Texas.

Ramona was a faithful Jehovah Witness for 24 years.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Candelario Martinez; her parents, Cornelio and Bernarda Ochoa, and six brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by: her daughter, Yolanda Garcia; son-in-law, Jose Luis Garcia; and two grandchildren, Jose Luis Garcia Jr. and his wife Adriana and Luis Miguel Garcia of Bay City, Texas.

She is also survived by: her brother, Francisco Ochoa; sister, Cirpriana Martinez; sisters-in-law, Beatriz Ramirez and Juana Garcia; along with other loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from 3 until 9 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2011, and was also held from 8 until 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at Funeraria Del Angel Buena Vista.

Service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at Funeraria Del Angel Buena Vista with burial that followed at Buena Vista Burial Park.

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and send your condolences online to Ramona’s family atwww.funerariadelangelbuenavista.com.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Funeraria Del Angel Buena Vista, Cemetery and Mausoleum. 125 McDavitt Blvd., Brownsville, Tx 78521 (956) 541-5400, Dignity Memorial Provider.

Bay City Tribune - Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011
 


Trinidad Martinez
June 12, 1921 – Nov. 13, 2011

Trinidad Martinez, 90, of Weimar died at the Schulenburg Regency on Sunday, November 13.

She was born on June 12, 1921, to Sabino and Maria Martinez in Mexico.

Trinidad married Sotero Martinez on June 25, 1938, in Weimer.

She was a homemaker.

Trinidad is survived by: her children, Rodrigo Martinez and wife Gladys of Weimer, Cypriano Martinez and wife Mary of Weimer, Rosa Velasquez and husband George of Flatonia, Rosalio Martinez and wife Ester of Houston, Rafaela Garamillo of Bay City and Sotero Martinez and wife Josephine of Weimer.

She had 32 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Trinidad was proceeded in death by: her husband, Sotero Martinez; daughter Crecencia Davila; son Domingo Martinez; grandson Rafeal Davila Jr.; great-granddaughter Esperanza Barrera and brother Polo Martinez.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 15, at St. Michael Church with the Father John Billy officiating. Interment Followed at the St. Michael Cemetery

Pallbearers were Raul Davila, Ricky Martinez, Joe Martinez, George Martinez, Mark Martinez, Carlos Velasquez, Travis Velasquez, and Louis Martinez.

Special Honorary Pallbearer was Ray Guerrero.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, November 23, 2011
 


James Curtis Marshall, Jr.
(May 29, 1952 - June 1, 2012)

On June first 2012 James Curtis Marshall Jr. known to his family as Jimmy and to his friends as J C passed over from this world and into the loving arms of his precious mother and Our Lord Jesus Christ. He was born on May 29, 1952 in Fairbanks, Alaska to the late James Curtis and June Evelyn Maher Marshall. He grew up in Bay City, Tx. where he graduated from high school in 1970. From there he went on to serve in the United States Army until he was honorably discharged. He became a police officer and served his community. He was also a volunteer fire fighter. He served as head of the security detail for the Ford (President Ford) Ranch, and head of the security detail at the Ford Museum in Michigan. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle, as well as participating in The Cowboy Action Shooting Club in Columbus, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and his faithful companion Buddy. He has left behind his brother and friend Robert “Dale” Marshall, his loving sister Sally Gray, brother-in-law Tony Gray; his two beautiful daughters, Gwenan Marshall and Erica Bullecks.; two granddaughters, Rose and Kathryn; nieces, Brandy Gray, Christy Stuart and Kim Marshall; nephews, Ryan Marshall and Mike Stuart; Great-nieces , Lauren, Allison and Brooke; great-nephews, Jacob, Jack and Aiden. He has also left behind many close friends. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Burial will follow at Hawley Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00-8:00P.M. at the funeral home. This is not goodbye forever, only goodbye until we all ride again together.

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Derrick W. Massey

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Eddie Mata

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Pete Mata, Jr.

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Petra P. Mata

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Corabelle Matthes

Funeral services for Mrs. Corabelle Matthes, 86, of Blessing will be held 4 p. m. Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Seaman officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery.

Mrs. Matthes was born March 18, 1897, in Birmingham, Ala., and died Feb. 26, 1984 at Bay Villa Nursing Home.

Survivors include: daughter, Mildred Irene Payne of Baytown; stepdaughter, Betty Thornton of Timpson; stepson, F. E. Matthes, Jr., of Bay City; grandson, Ben C. Payne; stepgrandsons, Dr. Carl King and Charles Matthes; five step-granddaughters, Linda Wing, Karen Harris, Dawn Inman, Fay Gilzow and Velma Greer; 14 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Mrs. Matthes was a member of the Methodist church and a resident of Matagorda County since 1930.

Pallbearers include Dr. Carl King, Syd Gilzow, Pat, Douglas and Jim Matthes and Arthur Foster.

Funeral arrangements were made with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, February 27 or 28, 1984
 


Velma Juanita Matthes
Dec. 25, 1928 – Feb. 19, 2012

Velma Juanita Matthes was born to John James and Lela Bond LeTulle December 25, 1928 in Bay City, Texas.

She was a woman of great faith, a quiet and gentle woman whose daily life was a convicting witness of her faith in an almighty and merciful God. She loved the Lord Jesus first and through her deep and abiding love and faith in Him she loved and served her family, friends and community faithfully for over eight decades.

Juanita and her husband Russell married in 1948. She worked with her husband and traveled extensively helping him with his dental ministry.

She was a graduate of Bay City High School and attended Texas Christian University. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City and the Presbyterian Women’s Association. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Bay City Chapter 380, the Book Review Club, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and a founding member of the Bay City Junior Service League. She served as a volunteer at the Women’s Crisis Center.

On Sunday, February 19, 2012, Juanita went home to be with her Lord and Savior.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Russell A. Matthes; her parents, John James and Lela Bond LeTulle; her brothers, Nini and Fritz Landrum and Tom, Burton, Victor, John and Louie LeTulle; her sisters, Ida Taylor, Hattie Ziegenhals, Jeanne Anderson, Mignon Matthews, Virginia Peden and Catherine McCoach.

Juanita is survived by: her children, Jim Matthes, Mindy Matthes and Cynthia Friedrich; her daughter-in-law, Diane Matthes and son-in-law, Terrell Friedrich; her granddaughters, Paige Carmichael, Anita Johnson, Lela Matthes, Emily Baker, Chelsea Chang, Braden Friedrich, Samantha Friedrich, and Jeanetta Russell; her grandson, Graeme Friedrich; her great-grandchildren, Anna Connor and Vivian Carmichael and Chance Friedrich; her grandsons-in-law, Chris Carmichael, Jason Baker, James Chang and Ryan Johnson.

In recent years she was loved and cared for by her nieces, Karen Vacek, Marilyn Zeigenhals and Diane Coffey and nephews, Louis Ziegenhals and Kerry Coffey.

Bay City Tribune, Sunday, February 25, 2012
 



 
John Lawson Matthews

son of
Jesse & Sallie Matthews
Born July 21, 1890
Died Aug. 25, 1891
Age 1 yr. 1 mo. & 4 da's.

He was like the lily rare,
So fragile and so fair,
And dearest to the angels of all
For I heard an angel say,
Let us bear this child away
Where the cold sharp frost never
comes.

 

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott

William "Bill" Jackson Matthews, 78, of Bay City died Sept. 10, 2001 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

He was born in Lake Butler, Fla. on July 3, 1929.

Bill was a meek man with simple needs, friends, family and God. He was a member of the Bay City Church of The Nazarene and a long-time resident of Bay City.

He worked for many years at the Matagorda County Courthouse and a number of years at Matagorda General Hospital, as well as HEB and Stanley's.

Bill was a good man with a heart of gold, and will be missed by all who knew him.

He was tragically preceded in death by his mother, father, sister and brother at the early age of six. He also was preceded in death by his wife of 21 years, Winnie Sue Matthews.

Survivors include: step-daughter, Leona Popek and her husband Johnny of Bay City; four step grandchildren, Pamela Arrington, Connie Mechura, Johnnie Sue Bryant and Mary Popek; seven step great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home after noon on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at The Nazarene Church with the Rev. Gary Pettigrew officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Truitt Farris, Leon Normand, C. J. Groce, Brant Miller, Johnny Popek and Weldon Popek.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001SP12

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, September 12, 2001
 

In remembrance of

Joanne “Jody” Matura
Sept. 20, 1952 – Feb. 9, 2011

Joanne “Jody” Matura, 58, passed away February 9, 2011, in Memorial Hospital in Port Lavaca, Texas.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Raymond Matura, and a sister living in Houston.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, July 13, 2011
 

Kenneth Wayne Mead, Sr., 61, of Bay City died July 23, 2001 at the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas. He was born October 23, 1939 in Harlingen, Texas to the late James and Mary Inmon Mead.

Mr. Mead was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, a long time resident of Bay City, and a respected pillar of the community.

He owned and operated Mead Pest Control, served with the volunteer Fire Department for 17 years, and devoted much of his time to supporting organizations close to his heart, such as the Gideons and the Christian Businessmen's Association.

After an honorable discharge from the U. S. Army, he became a police officer in La Feria, Texas. During that time he joined the Masonic Lodge, where he remained a faithful and devoted brother the rest of his life.

This loving husband, father, and grandfather was a member of Bay City Masonic Lodge No. 865 AF & AM and the Bay City Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

He was a faithful friend and confidant to many, but those that mourn his loss the most are the family that survives him: his wife, Sharon Brunson Mead of Bay City; three daughters and son-in-law, Krissey Englett of Bay City, Heather Guerra of El Dorado, Kan. and Kimberly and Randy Neagle of Cleburne, Texas; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth W. Jr. and Rhonda Vess Mead of Humble, Texas and Scott Mead of Bay City; brother, Carl Mead of Corpus Christi, Texas; five grandchildren, Kendall, Travis, Kelley, Victoria, and Chrystal.

A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 26 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Revs. Chester Sassman, Donald Reed and Roger Bishop officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ken W. Mead, Jr., Randy Neagle, Wayne Layfield, Claude Hales, Wayne Deakle and Earnest Lechuga.

Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Anderson, Bill Frontz, M. L. Self, Roy Hummel and members of the Bay City Fire Dept.

The family will receive friends at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Contributions may be made to the Scott Mead Benefit Fund at Wells Fargo Bank in Bay City, Texas.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001JL25

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, July 25, 2001
 



 

James Allen Means
Dec. 31, 1910 - Jan. 17, 1994

Thelma Louise Means
Mar. 23, 1915 - Jul. 18, 2010

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] - Rosie A. Medina, 47, of Bay City, died Thursday, July 3, 2003.

She was born June 21, 1956, in Ganado, to Maria Carecares Medina of Bay City and the late Antonio Medina. She was a cook for Diamond "S" Restaurant in Bay City and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Bay City.

Survivors: mother; sisters, Virginia Morales, Molly Luna and Lydia Medina, all of Bay City, and Lupe Medina of Port Lavaca; and brothers, Roy Medina and Gilbert Medina, both of Bay City, Fred Medina of Angleton and Herman Medina of Illinois.

Preceded in death by: father; and brother, Juan Medina.

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

Services will be 4 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating.

Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, July 6, 2003
 

BAY CITY - Guadalupe Medrano, 72, of Bay City, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003.

He was born Aug. 22, 1930, in Mexico, to the late Augustin and Anada Torres Medrano. He was a Catholic.

Survivors: wife, Ester Gomez; daughter, Lupita Medrano of Mexico; sons, Arturo Medrano, Socorro Medrano, Andres Medrano, and Juan Medrano, all of Mexico; sister, Marie Medrano of Mexico; brother, Augustin Medrano of Mexico; three grandchildren; and special friend, Rose Alfaro of Bay City.

A rosary will be recited 7:30 p.m. tonight at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, the Rev. Gerald Cernock officiating.

Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City [Matagorda County, Texas], 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, August 14, 2003
 

Thomas Mendieta, Jr. 46, of Van Vleck, Texas died July 7, 2004 at his residence. He was born May 2, 1958 in Bay City, Texas to Thomas Trevino and Maria Paula Casares Mendieta, Sr.

He was a resident of Van Vleck the past 10 years and a former resident of Bay City. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors include: wife, Frances Salinas Mendieta of Van Vleck; mother, Maria Paula Mendieta of Bay City; daughters, Amanda Michelle Bernal and her husband Carl, and Amelda Ann Mendieta all of Van Vleck; sons, Thomas Frank and Brian Rey Mendieta both of Van Vleck; sisters, Delia M. Yanez and husband Lupe of Alvin, Texas, Sylvia Rodriguez and Dora White and her husband Phil all of Angleton, Margaret Garcia, and Deborah Garcia and her husband Joe all of Bay City; brother, Jesse Mendieta of Bay City.

He was preceded in death by his father Thomas Trevino Mendieta, Sr. and his son, Thomas Mendieta, III.

Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2004, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The funeral mass was held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Jerry Cernoch and Deacon Gary Trevino officiating. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Robert Cortinas, Kyle and Keith Staff, Eric Cortinas, Herman Cortez, and Bernard Erevia.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, July 11, 2004
 

DANEVANG - Andrew Mendoza, age 30, of Danevang, passed away on March 4, 2011. He was born on Sept. 3, 1980 in Galveston.

He is survived by his parents, Arnulfo Sr. and Frances Gonzalez Mendoza; daughter, Tia Mendoza; son, Andrew Mendoza Jr. and mother of his children Lori; sisters, Mary Ann Martinez, Mary Lou Mendoza, Mary Annie Zamora, Isabel Mendoza, and Christina Mendoza; and brothers, Arulfa Mendoza Jr., Alfred Mendoza, Victor Mendoza Sr. and Joe Raymond Mendoza.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today, with a rosary to be recited at 6 p.m., at Triska Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011, at St. Robert's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at La Colonial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to assist the family defray funeral expenses.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on March 10, 2011
 


Hazel M. Merck

Funeral services will be held for Hazel M. Merck, 70, of Bay City, 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church.

Merck died September 18, 1981 at Matagorda General Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Frank Seaman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Merck Sr. in 1958.

She is survived by: son, John Merck Jr. of El Campo; brother, Herbert S. Lowry of Shepherd; grandchildren, Debbie Dennard and John Milam Merck of Bay City; numerous nieces and nephews.

Merck was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Women’s Club, Wednesday Club and the Pink Ladies.

Burial will follow services at Hawley Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Fred and Russell Law, Dr. Robert Kelly, John Dickerson, C. M. Corporon and W. I. Ellis

Honorary pallbearers include Thomas and Mason Holsworth, Virgil McGinnis, T. J. Eubanks, Earl Lee Williams and Frank “Buddy” King.

In lieu of the usual remembrances, the family asked for donations to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, September 18?, 1981
 


DEBRA ROSE MEYERS

Debra "Debbie" Rose Meyers 54, of Bonifay, Florida and formerly of Palacios, Tx. went to be with other loved ones at our Father’s Heavenly Home of eternal life with no more pain and suffering on March 31, 2012.

Debbie was born June 14, 1957 in Houston, Tx. to the late Pete and Dorothy Wigginton. She moved to Palacios with her family in the early 1980’s.

She was survived by her husband, Tommy Meyers; son and daughter-in-law Charles and Jessica Martin of Columbia, Mississippi; four grandchildren; her beloved (son-like) chihuahua Booger; her sisters; Carolyn (Earl) White of Palacios and Sandra Swire of Lolita, Tx.; nephews Edward Murphy, Jr, of Colorado, David White and Gary (Christie) White of Palacios, Robert Swire of Iowa and Joseph Swire of Lolita; numerous great-grand nieces and nephews; and other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brother Edward Louis Murphy, Sr.; niece Annie Mae White; and sisters; Eavalana Diane Murphy and Elizabeth Ann Cowart.

Debbie wished to be cremated and her pending “Celebration of Life” will be announced at a later date when she returns to Texas as she had always planned.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Earsie May Hale Midgett

Funeral services for Earsie May Hale Midgett, 77, of Markham, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mrs. Midgett was born Aug. 15, 1907, to William Marian and Ida Mae Brown Hale in Bay City, and died at 7 a.m. April 25, 1985, at Matagorda General Hospital.

Survivors include two daughters, Marion Marks of Plano, Texas, and Betty Quinney of Markham; four sons, W. S. Midgett of San Antonio, L. R. Midgett of Victoria, R. A. Midgett of Duncanville and M. A. Midgett of Rock Island; a brother, Earl P. Hale of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, April 26, 1985
 


Edd Scott Midgett

Mr. Edd Scott Midgett, 75, of Markham died Monday at Matagorda General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Earsie Midgett of Markham; two daughters, Mrs. P. E. Marx of Fort Worth and Mrs. G. M. Quinney of Markham; four sons, William S. Midgett of Markham, Lawrence Ray Midgett of Victoria, Richard Allen Midgett of Arlington and Mark A. Midgett of Mission; two sisters, Mrs. William Ward of San Antonio and Mrs. Beulah Ingalls of San Antonio; three brothers, Lawrence Midgett of Wildwood, Ore., Raymond Midgett of San Antonio and William Midgett of Austin; 21 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral Services are scheduled for today at 3 p.m. at Taylor Brothers Chapel with Rev. Joe Ramsey officiating. Interment will be at Hawley Cemetery with Randy Howser, Bill Smith, Paul Marx, Grady Quinney, Mark Maroni and David Bradley serving as pallbearers. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, January, 1978
 


SHERRY LYNN MILEY

VAN VLECK - Sherry Lynn Miley, 48, of Van Vleck passed away July 31, 2012. She was born April 5, 1964 in Bay City to Roy Sellers and Barbara Showers Sellers. She spent the last 3 years working on Fire Watch for STP.

Her brother, Greg Sellers, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her parents Roy & Barbara Sellers of Van Vleck; significant other Bruce "Grumpy" Hanzen of Van Vleck; daughters DeLana Blalock and husband Wes of Van Vleck and Chelsie Roach of Athens, TX; brothers Lloyd Sellers and Jeff Sellers both of Bay City; and grandchildren Kurstin, Clay and Kayla Blalock.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5pm until 7pm Friday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tom Quirk officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.
Pallbearers will be Roy Chase, Robert Mayner, Matthew Sellers, Marty Johnson, Kerry Hallum and Bobby Garcia.

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.

Published in Victoria Advocate on August 2, 2012
 


Chester T. Miller

MARKHAM—Funeral services will be held for Chester T. Miller, 75, at 2 p. m Tuesday from the Markham Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Ramsey officiating.

Interment will be in the Hawley Cemetery with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Miller died at 12:15 p. m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 1983 in the Matagorda General Hospital.

A resident of Markham where he was a member of the Baptist Church, Miller was born June 11, 1907 in Odom.

He is survived by his son, Larry E. Miller of Houston; brother, Sylvester Miller of Georgetown; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Belton Snider, Johnny Wright, Frank Quinney, Wayne K. Tomlinson, L. C. and Dennis Rush

Daily Tribune, February 28, 1983
 


Dorothy May Miller

Dorothy May Miller, 61 years, of Bay City died Feb. 18 at the Matagorda General Hospital. She was born in Blessing, Oct. 9, 1913. Survivors include: brothers, Dewey Marcaurele, Ivon W. Marcaurele of San Antonio, William M. Marcaurele of Baton Rouge, La., Eugene D. Marcaurele of El Campo; sisters, Irene Dawson of Danbury, Grace Townsend of West Columbia; niece, Mrs. James Barbour of Bay City. Funeral services will be held at the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel, Feb. 19 at 2 p. m. with Dr. Joe Cannon of Church of Latter Day Saints officiating. Interment will be held at the Hawley Cemetery. Pallbearers are James Barbour, Bobby Clark, Harold Krenek, Scott Marcaurele, and Steven Marcaurele. Services under the direction of Dick R. Elkins Bay City Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, February 18, 1975
 


Elvin Taylor “E. T.” Miller

Funeral services for Elvin Taylor “E. T.” Miller, 79, of Burnet, were to be held at 4 p. m. today at the Palacios Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Dan Huffman officiating. Interment was to follow in Hawley Cemetery.

Mr. Miller was born April 9, 1910, in San Augustine County to William Daniel and Eliza Jane Sowell Miller and died July 4, 1989, at Sheppard Memorial Hospital in Burnet.

Mr. Miller moved to Matagorda County in 1929 and married the former Katie Wells of Matagorda County on May 26, 1932, with the Rev. Robert E. Black officiating the wedding ceremony at Markham.

Miller enjoyed a long and rewarding career in law enforcement, starting on that path in 1934 at the Eastham Farm of the Texas Prison System in Brazoria County. There he rose to the rank of sergeant and held that position until 1942 when he joined the police department of the San Jacinto Ordnance Depot at Houston, a branch of the War Department.

In 1944, he transferred to the U. S. Border Patrol in Tucson, Ariz., but later returned to the ordnance depot. He was a deputy sheriff under the late Harris County Sheriff Neal Polk.

In 1950, the Millers moved to Palacios and a year later, he was hired as a sheriff’s deputy in Palacios. He was later promoted to assistant chief deputy and during his county career, received commendations from the FBI and the U. S. Postal Service.

Upon his retirement in 1973, Miller moved to Burnet, where he died.

He is survived by his wife, Katie Wells Miller of Burnet; daughter, Peggy Gayle of Point Comfort; sister, Elidia Johnson of Palacios; two brothers, C. C. Miller of Houston and W. D. Miller of San Antonio; three grandchildren, Paulette Smith of Burnet, Daniel Gayle of Port O’Connor and Steven Gayle of LaWard; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters.

Pallbearers will be Ray L. Raley, Virgil M. Martin, Douglas Z. Gayle, Fred Schultz, Frank Havel and Monty Mozley.

Funeral services are under the directions of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Palacios.

Daily Tribune, July, 1989
 


Frances Johnston Miller

 

EDNA - Frances Johnston Miller, of Edna, Texas, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the age of 98. She was born in Bay City, Texas, on January 15, 1914, to the late Earl and Johny Benge Johnston.


Frances is survived by her daughters, Judy Ortolon and husband Roy, and Nancy Simons and husband Milam T., all of Edna, and Buncy Nemec of Sugarland; brother, Gene Johnston and wife Sammie of Boling; grandchildren, Scott Ortolon, David Ortolon, Tara Orsak, Travis Simons, John Nemec, and Carol Ann Walters; and 16 great grandchildren.


In addition to her parents, Frances is preceded in death by her husband Larane K. Miller; sisters, Kathryn Hayes, Mary Ann Melton, and Evelyn Layne; and brother, Jack Johnston.

 

Visitation will be Friday, May 25, 2012, 5-7 pm, at Oaklawn Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm, Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Edna Presbyterian Church. Reverend Terry Bozarth will be officiating. A private family burial will be held at another time.


Pallbearers will be Scott Ortolon, David Ortolon, Travis Simons, John Nemec, Tara Orsak and Carol Ann Walters. Honorary Pallbearers are Walter Dollar, Kent Miller and Herbert Lee Melton
Memorials may be made to Edna Presbyterian Church, 502 Apollo, Edna, Texas 77957.


Arrangements are under the direction of Oaklawn Funeral Home in Edna. 361-782-2221.

 

Published in Victoria Advocate on May 25, 2012

 


Michael Dosson Miller
Feb. 17, 1972 – April 3, 2011

Michael Dosson Miller, 39, of Bay City, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011.

He was born February 17, 1972, in Austin, Texas, to Richard D. Miller and Betty Jean Norwood Miller. He was a resident of Matagorda County since 1975. After high school he attended Baylor University and was in the Baylor ROTC program. He was currently employed with Home Depot in Lake Jackson, Texas.

He is survived by: his parents, Richard D. and Betty Jean Miller of Bay City; his daughter, Morgan Montgomery Miller of Bay City; his stepdaughter, Madison Dujka of Bay City; and by his brother, Travis Keith Miller of Bay City.

Memorial Services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Pastor Ed Webbon officiating.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

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

www.taylorbros.net
 


Myrtle Miller

Myrtle Miller, 69, of Markham, died Thursday, June 21, in the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton. She was a Victoria resident from 1956 until last year when she returned to Markham where she was raised. Survivors include: husband, Chester “C. T.” Miller of Markham; son, Larry Miller of Houston; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 23, at 11:30 a. m. the First Baptist Church in Markham. Interment will be held at the Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Daily Tribune, June 22, 1979
 

Home going celebration for Roy Anthony Miller of Bay City will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011 at New Hope Baptist Church.

He was survived by his sister, Mrs. Eddie Marie Ellis.

Dr. T.L. Richardson, presiding.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, February 23, 2011
 


Wilma Ruth "Teet" Miller
(February 7, 1917 - December 26, 2011)

Wilma Ruth “Teet” Miller, 94 of Matagorda, passed away Monday, December 26, 2011 at University General Hospital in Houston. She was born February 7, 1917 in Matagorda, TX to Thomas Nini and Thelma Baxter Nini. She was a life long resident of Matagorda, a member of the Garden Club, the Eastern Star, and the Christ Episcopal Church of Matagorda.

She is survived by her daughter: Fredye Lou Dennard and husband Jim of Cleveland; by her sons: Gayle Watkins, Jr. of Palacios, and Lock Wood “Woody” Miller and wife Barbara of Pearland; by a sister: Luke Lera of Galveston; by a brother: R. J. Nini of Pearland; by 4 grandchildren: G.F. Watkins, Brent Watkins, James Dennard and Zane Miller and by 5 great grandchildren: Sky Watkins, Sara Marie Watkins, Cole Watkins, Grant Watkins and Dane Watkins. She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Fred Miller; and by a brother, Tommy Nini.

Visitation will be from11:00 AM to 8:00 PM Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, December 29, 2011 at the Christ Episcopal Church of Matagorda with Rev. Hoss Gwin and Rev. Harley Savage officiating. Interment will follow at Matagorda Cemetery in Matagorda, TX. Pallbearers will be James Dennard, George Deshotels, Charles Vacek and Bob Jackson.

In lieu of the usual remembrances, donations may be made to the Christ Episcopal Church of Matagorda, TX

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net         Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Nicholas Mills, Jr.

Funeral service for Nicholas Mills, Jr., of Bay City, Texas, will be Monday, December 24, 2001 at 10 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 1208 Avenue C. with Rev. L. C. Cunningham, Jr., Pastor and Rev. Albert Kemp officiating. Burial will follow at East View Cemetery. Nicholas will lie in state from 10-11 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church. Visitation will be Sunday, December 23, from 1-8 p.m. Family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. at Green's Mortuary.

On May 12, 1937, a baby was born to Nicholas Mills, Sr. and Evelyn Mills in Bay City, They named him Nicholas Mills, Jr. He attended public school in Bay City and was a graduate of Hilliard High School. He furthered his education and attended Prairie View A & M University for two years.

Early in his life he confessed a hope in Christ and united with Bethel Baptist Church in Bay City, Texas and continued in faith at the Church of Christ in Freeport, Texas.

He was united in holy matrimony to Claretha Mills and to this union one child was born.

He passed away Wednesday at the Clear Lake Regional Hospital in Clear Lake, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas Sr. and Evelyn Mills; two sisters-in-law, Catherine Davis and Dorothy Durgan; one brother-in-law, Roosevelt Davis.

He leaves to mourn him, but always to love and miss him, to remember the example of love and kindness; his own wife, Claretha Mills of Dickinson; two daughters, Evelyn Mills of Dickinson and Rae Perry of Houston, one sister, Winifred Robinson of Palacios; three grandsons, Zachariah Matthews of Dickinson, Darrell Perry and Sedric Perry of Houston; two nephews, Anthony Robinson of Richmond and Johnny Robinson of Atlanta, GA.; one brother-in-law, Wilbert Durgan of Angleton; one son-in-law Darrell Perry, Sr. of Houston, and host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Green's Mortuary in charge of arrangements. A00011A2001DC23

The Daily Tribune, Sunday, December 23, 2001
 



 

William Elmer Milstead

Lela Ethel Milstead

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Lela Ethel Milstead

Funeral services for Lela Ethel Milstead, 101, of Bay City, are scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Bay City with the Reverends Mike Zimmerman and Dr. W. D. Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Mrs. Milstead was born February 8, 1892, in Mount Vernon to Jesse M. and Edna E. Tabb Newton and died Jan. 12, 1994, in Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bay City, a member of Rebecca’s Lodge and a resident of Matagorda County since 1918.

Survivors include a daughter, Grace Brown of Bay City; a brother, H. C. “Smokey” Newton of Bay City; a grandson, Grady R. Harrison of Cleveland; two great-granddaughters, Brenda Baker of Texas City and Stephanie Howser of Liberty; five great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-great-grandchildren; two nieces, a nephew, two great-nieces and one great-nephew.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home of Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, January 13, 1994
 


Loreto Mireles

 

BAY CITY - Funeral Mass for Loreto Mireles, 77, of Bay City, was Thursday, June 14, 2012, in the chapel of Green's Mortuary in Bay City. Loreto was born Oct. 3, 1934 in Goliad to Jose Mireles and Lucas Sanchez Mireles. He passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in Sweeny at the Sweeny House Nursing Home, surrounded by family.


He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Benigna G. Mireles of Louisburg, N.C.; daughters, Sandra Diza (Felix Sr.) of Louisburg, N.C., Silvia Delgado (Ismael) of Lake Jackson; Stella Garcia of North Carolina; Maria Mireles (D.J. Amado) of Bay City; step-daugther, Carmen Colquitt (Ricky); step-son, Augustin Calderon (Hope) of Markham; grandchildren, Angel Lynch, Mari Diaz, Ashley Florian, Felix Diaz Jr., Partiann Mireles, Jaime Mireles, Brittany Delgado, Alex Colquitt, Luis Mireles, Gabrieles Garcia, Marissa Calderon; great-grandchildren, Krystal, Kelly, Cameron Lynch, Chase, Bella Silver, Angelica, Amanda Badillo Isiah, Felix III Diaz Lamont, Khailen Richardson, Ja' Marion Mireles Karlii Mireles; brother, Ray (Susie) Mireles; sisters, Maria Luica (Luis) Huerta, Irene Estraca; sister-in-law, Martha Mireles; and brother-in-law, Joseph Ramos.


He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Delgado, Juanita Delgado, Estella Mireles, Guadalupe Ramos; brothers, Martin Mireles, Paulo Mireles, Alberto Mireles, Alfredo Mireles.

Cremation will take place at a later date.


Green's Mortuary, Bay City, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Published in Victoria Advocate on June 21, 2012

 

Martin DeLeon Mireles

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 


Frank Martin Miska

Funeral services for Frank Martin Miska, 76, of Beaumont will be held 2 p. m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Msgr. James Brunner officiating. Burial will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

A rosary will be recited 7 p. m. Monday at the Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel.

Mr. Miska was born Nov. 11, 1913, to Joe and Mary Ann Muzny Miska in Weimar and died Oct. 7, 1990, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

A resident of Beaumont for the last three years and former 40-year resident of Bay City, he was a member of the Catholic church for more than 40 years and the Knights of Columbus in Bay City.

He retired after 40 years of service from Matagorda Tractor & Implement.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Tom Petkovsek of Beaumont; one son and daughter-in-law, Frank Nolan and Naeda Miska of Beaumont; a sister, Ann Miska of Wharton; three brothers, Joe and Emil Miska of Wharton and Henry Miska of Houston; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Dr. Eric Koch, David Koch, Charles Miska, Wayland Miska, Frank Miska and Johnny Miska.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

Daily Tribune, October 8, 1990
 


Jane Elizabeth Miska

Services will be held for Jane Elizabeth Miska, 62, of Bay City, 10 a. m. Thursday at Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Joe Shannon.

Miska died March 15, 1983 at Matagorda General Hospital.

Survivors include husband, Frank Miska of Bay City; daughter, Mary Ann Petkovsek of Baton Rouge, La.; son, Nolan Miska of Kountze; brother, Robert Ackerman of Blessing; 5 grandchildren.

Miska has been a resident of Bay City since 1942.

Rosary will be said 7:30 p. m. tonight at Taylor Brothers Chapel with Mgr. C. J. Martin.

Burial will follow funeral services at Hawley Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Joe Miska, Emil Miska, Henry Miska, George Knebel, S. M. Landry and Pat Kristynik.

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, March 1983
 


Joe Eddie Mitchell, Sr.
 

BAY CITY - Graveside services for Joe Eddie Mitchell, Sr. "Chocolate", 76, of Bay City will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Gay Hill Cemetery in Columbus, with Pastor J. Hargrove of New Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church officiating.

Viewing will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in the chapel of Green's Mortuary.
Joe was born to Bennie and Laura Collins Mitchell in Colorado County. He attended public schools and accepted Christ at an early age. His vocation was that of mechanic, electronics and construction work.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bennie and Laura Collins Mitchell; one daughter Brenda Marie Mitchell; five brothers, Bennie Mitchell, Jr., Robert "Man" Mitchell, Ray "Slim" Author Mitchell, Lloyd "Fat" Mitchell, Floyd "Pee Wee" Mitchell; five sisters, Bertha Mae "Bert" Mitchell Cooper, Leola "Sista" Mitchell, Ida Mae "Tit" Mitchell and Alene "Moot" Mitchell Coleman, Lillie Mae (Sugar) Mitchell Conner.

He leaves to cherish his memories, special friend Irma Gean Smith, of Houston, brother Willie Mitchell, of San Antonio, three sons, Joe Mitchell, Jr. (Laura) of Bay City, Roland Mitchell (Tiffiney) of Sugarland, Terry Mitchell (Silvia) of Stuttgart, Germany, and one daughter, Laura Mae Mitchell Bay City, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Final arrangements are entrusted with Green's Mortuary 979-245-3489. Condolences may be sent to greensmortuary@sbcglobal.net.

Published in Victoria Advocate on October 6, 2011

 

Larry Mitchell
(June 16, 1941 - January 22, 2011)

Larry Mitchell, age 69, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Saturday evening January 22, 2011. Larry was born in Wadsworth, Texas to Earl and Lillian Mitchell on June 16, 1941. He is the oldest of six children. Larry married Kay Frances Allen on December 23, 1963. Larry spent three years in the United States Army and served a tour in both Vietnam and Korea. After an honorable discharge from the service, Larry began his career in the computer field. He worked for Dow Chemical until his retirement in 1993. During his years with Dow, Larry and Kay lived in Angleton, Texas, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Midland, Michigan. Larry was a faithful and devout Catholic. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved spending time at the gun range with his son and grandson. He looked forward each spring to the annual Toledo Bend fishing trip with his retired Dow buddies. He loved to cook and was best known for his Cajun recipes. Larry loved taking his Labrador for long walks every night. Larry and Kay enjoyed being outdoors together. Larry especially enjoyed spending time with his wife, son and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kay Frances Allen Mitchell, their son Chris, four grandchildren Chelsea, Alexandra, Emily, and Zachary, two sisters and three brothers Linda Bucek and husband John, Daniel Mitchell and wife Cathy, Beverly Mitchell and her husband BJ, Jeffrey Mitchell and his wife Teresa and James Mitchell and his wife Paula and numerous nieces and nephews. Larry was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Lillian Mitchell. Public visitation will start 9 AM Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors from 6 PM to 8 PM Thursday at the funeral home. The rosary will be held 7 PM Thursday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be held 10 AM Friday, January 28, 2011 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Brandon Mitchell, Craig Mitchell, John Bucek, John Krobot, Richard Krobot, and Link Anderson.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Charlotte Laverne Moeller
Dec. 7, 1940 – Feb. 20, 2012

At 71 years she passed from this life February 20, 2012 in Austin, Texas, after a brief battle with cancer.

She was born December 7, 1940 in Bay City, Texas, to Alfred and Madeline Crosson.

She was married out of high school to Kelly Jernigan who preceded her in death December 22, 1966 in a tragic accident.

She remarried June 26,1971 to Lee R. Moeller, Jr. at Old Ocean, Texas. They have spent the last 40 years fulfilling their promises of love and honor to one another.

She was a passionate woman with a talent for oil painting and taking care of their beloved kitties rescued over many years, but she had nogreater talent than taking care of others which she did throughout her life. Her strength during life’s disappointments was undeniable and admirable.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years Lee R. Moeller, Jr. of Webberville, Texas; son, Randy Jernigan of Webberville, Texas; daughter, Lisa Sheehan of Fredericksburg, Texas; grandchildren, Erica Leadford and husband Charles of Cameron, Texas, Tabatha Zgabay and husband Gerald, Kellie Ann Kaiser and husband Chase; great-grandchildren, James and Taylor Marie, Brody Kaiser, and Zaden Zgabay due to arrive in March; and her brother Roy Crosson of Houston, Texas.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Alfred and Madeline Crosson; spouse, Kelly Jernigan; brothers, Don M. and Douglas Crosson, and longtime companions, Cleo, Buster, and Bootsie.

Viewing at Austin Peel and Son Funeral Home will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday February 22, 2012 with a graveside service conducted at 2 p.m. February 23, 2012 in Van Vleck, Texas at Roselawn Cemetery.

The family requests that instead of flowers that a donation be made to Hospice Austin Christopher House who provided her with loving and tender care during her journey to be with Jesus.

Her presence gave class to the words wife, mother, grandmother and caregiver.

Bay City Tribune, Tuesday, February 21, 2012
 


Jerry Frank Mondrik
 

LOUISE - Jerry Frank Mondrik, 79, of Louise, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. He was born on May 18, 1932 in El Maton, to the late Ladislav and Filomena Janak Mondrik. He served in the US Army during the Korean War from 1953-1956. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and his primary duty assignment was with A Battery 2nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion of the First Armored Division. He was especially proud of the Good Conduct Medal, Sharpshooters Badge, and the Korean Service Medals that he received. He was a lifetime member of the VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia McKinney Mondrik of Louise; daughters, Debbie Hrncir of Fletcher, NC, and Charleen Murray of St. John, IN; son David Mondrik and wife Monica of Richmond; 3 grandchildren, Macy, Matthew, and Amber; brothers, Frank Mondrik of Blessing, Robert Mondrik of Pasadena, and Edward Mondrik of El Maton; sisters, Martha Salas of El Campo, Eleanora Hajovsky of Ganado, and Rosie Olsovsky of Victoria; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Rose Alma Tupa Mondrik; and brother, George Mondrik.

Visitation will begin on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Triska Funeral Home; with a rosary being held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at 11:30 a.m., at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Hillje, with Rev. Clement Quainoo officiating. Burial will follow at St. Andrew's Cemetery with Military Honors under the auspices of the American Legion Post 251.

Words of condolence for the family may be left at triskafuneralhome.com.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on December 30, 2011
 



 

Euralia Montalbo

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Guadalupe V. Montalbo
Sept. 16, 1948 – Aug. 8, 2012

Guadalupe V. Montalbo, 63, of Bay City passed on from his earthly journey into Eternal Glory on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.

Guadalupe was born on Sept. 16, 1948, to Faustino and Olivia Serbantes Montalbo in Velasco, Texas at Dow Hospital.

A talented muscian in his own right, Montalbo was gifted in the guitar and accordion.

He is survived by his mother, Olivia Montalbo of Bay City; four children, Mary Ann Sanchez of Pasadena, Daniel Montalbo and Wallace Montolbo and wife Tina all from Houston and Martina DeLaRosa of Tennessee; grandchildren, Joseph, Steven, Jennifer, Nicole, Allison, Ashley, Amber, Junior, Emily, Christopher, Robert, Vanessa, Jennifer, Joey, Susie and Isaac; one great grandchild, Issac; three brothers, Joe Daniel Montalbo of Port Neches, Texas, Gilberto “Tito” Montalbo of Rosenberg, and Manuel Montalbo of Concord Arkansas; and two sisters, Mary Montalbo – Jasso of Bay City and Rosa Garcia of Angleton; and dearest nephew, Jamie Montalvo of Bay City and dearest niece, Jonnie Montalbo of Bay City.

A rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2012 at Greens Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Bay City, with the Father Gerry Cernoch officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are to be, Danny Montalbo, Joseph Montalbo, Robert Escobedo, Sylvester Garcia, Jamie Montalbo, and Jesse Sanchez.

Honorary pallbearer will be Wallace Montalbo.

Green’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Bay City Tribune, Sunday, August 12, 2012
 


Rosa Quintanilla Montalbo
(February 8, 1931 - August 12, 2011)

Rosa Quintanilla Montalbo, 80, passed away Friday, August 12, 2011 in Sugar Land. She was born February 8, 1931 in Boling, TX to Praxedes Quintanilla and Margarita Serbantez Quintanilla. She was a long time resident of Van Vleck, has resided in Angleton for the past four years, and she was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Bay City.

She was a full time housewife and worked out in the cotton fields. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking (especially making tamales), and working in her flower garden, before she got sick.

Rosa enjoyed her life until she got sick. She enjoyed being around family and friends, she was a very Christian woman and had a lot of faith in the Lord. She made friends very easily and everyone called her “AMAW”.

The family extends a special thank you, to Angleton Visiting Nurses, Angleton Danbury Hospital, Sugar Land Methodist, and Triumph Hospital in Sugar Land. A special thanks to all the physicians and nurses on staff, and a special thank you to Lupe Fuerro, her sister-in-law.

She is survived by her daughters: Margarita Nieto & husband Adolfo of Bay City; and Rosalinda Thomas of Angleton, TX; by her sons: Lewis Montalbo of Angleton, Mike Montalbo Sr. and wife Erlinda of Van Vleck, George Montalbo and wife Kathy of Louise, Paul Montalbo & wife Ann of Angleton; sisters: Josephina Gomez and Sophie Valdez of Bay City; brothers: Tino Quintanilla Sr of Bay City and Nick Quintanilla of Van Vleck; and by 28 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Montalbo Sr.; by her parents, Praxedes & Margarita Quintanilla; by a son, Felix Montalbo Jr.; by her sisters, Juanita Montalbo and Marcella Gonzales; and by a brother, Ignacio Quintanilla.

The Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM Sunday, August 14, 2011, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, August 15, 2011 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, TX. Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Marshall Montalbo, George Montalbo Jr., Felix Montalbo, Brian Pott, Adolfo Nieto Jr., Billy Joe Nieto, Andy Martinez, and Rocky Martinez.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX, (979) 245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net
 



 

Maria Delores Montalvo

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Roy Montalvo

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Roy C. Montalvo, Sr.

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Lewis Moon

Velma Moon

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Riller Moon

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Thomas H. Moon

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Cora Bell Moore

Funeral services for Cora Bell Moore, 86, who passed May 11, 2012, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Union Baptist Church in Pledger.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

Bay City Tribune, Sunday, May 16, 2012
 


Cunnie Moore, Jr.
 

Funeral services for Cunnie Moore, Jr., 52, of Bay City, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Nichols Street Church of Christ, with the Bro. A. W. Ward, officiating.

Cunnie Lee Moore, Jr. was the first born of five boys and two girls, to Cunnie Lee and Elnora Williams Moore. He was affectionately known as “Spooky Moe.”

He attended school in Bay City and graduated with the Class of 1978. He played baseball and football from elementary school through high school.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, driving, and cooking. Cunnie was a very good cook and loved to cook for his family. Growing up he was very sociable and had many friends.

Viewing will be held from 4 until 5:30 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2012, in the chapel of Green’s Mortuary and from 6 until 8 p.m. at Church of Christ Moore Avenue.

Burial will follow immediately after services at Bethehem Cemetery in Cedar Lake, Texas.

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

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, January 25, 2012
 


Demetra Gail Moore
Oct. 22, 1966 – June 7, 2012

Demetra Gail Moore, 45 of Bay City, passed away at her residence on June 7, 2012.

She was born on October 22, 1966, in El Campo, Texas to Dan Moore and Elreda Thompson.

She belonged to the Pentecostal Church. She was a graduate of Bay City High School Class of 1985 and was a dedicated employee for 10 years at Texana.

Survivors include: son, Bruce Taylor, Jr. of Bay City; three siblings, Michael Moore (and Rhonda) of North Carolina, Netra F. Walker of Wharton, and Christopher Moore of Bay City.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday June 15, 2012 at Matthews Funeral Home in Wharton, Texas.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012 at True Holiness Pentecostal Church #2 in Wharton, Texas with Elder Marvin Ford officiating.

Interment will follow at Peach Creek Cemetery in Wharton, Texas.

Arrangements are with Matthews Funeral Home, Wharton, Texas, 979-532-2715.

Bay City Tribune, June 12, 2012
 


Henry A. Moore

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Ruth E. Moore

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Funeral services for Willie Moore, 87, of Houston, formerly of Bay City, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Jesus Freewill, Bishop Michael Hurst, pastor and Arch Bishop F. L. Austin, Jr. officiating.

Viewing will be one hour before service; there will be no viewing afterwards.

Burial will follow immediately after service at Bethlehem Cemetery in Cedar Lake.

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

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, March 2, 2011
 

A rosary for Frank Morales, 78, of Palacios, Tx., will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the Palacios Funeral Home. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 10 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Father Bryan Heyer officiating.

Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery.

Mr. Morales was born March 9, 1932 in Palacios to the late Juan Morales and Mercedes Alvarez Morales. He passed away March 6, 2011.

He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Angie and Santos Carrillo of Palacios; brother Marcello Morales of Palacios; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with the Palacios Funeral Home. Condolences can be made at www.taylorbros.net.

Palacios Beacon, March, 2011
 



 

Janie Morales

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Mateo Morales, Sr., 95, of Bay City died March 11, 2003 at his residence. He was born September 21, 1907 in Cuero, TX to the late Bartolo and Genoveva Suniga Morales. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and a resident of Bay City since 1943.

Survivors include: 2 daughters and a son-in-law: Joyce and Thomas Flores and Sarah Garza; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law: Salvador and Solia Morales and Matt Morales, all of Bay City; sisters: Guadalupe Vela and Cecilia Chavez, both of Houston; brothers: Camino Morales of San Antonio, Frank X. Morales of Victoria, Abel Morales of Freer and Roger Morales of California; grandchildren: Abel, Katy, Michael, Roland, Martin, Audrey, and Christopher Morales, Grace Gonzalez, Emma Rodriguez, Carlos and Julio Garza, Tommy and James Flores, and 15 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Rafela Morales.

Rosary will be 7:00 PM Friday, March 14, 2003, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home and the Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerard Cernock officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Morales, Martin Morales, Michael Gonzalez, Carlos Garza, Tommy Flores, and Christopher Morales.

Honorary Pallbearers will be his great grandchildren.

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

The Victoria Advocate, March 13, 2003
 

Omar Julio Morales

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Rafela Morales, 86, of Bay City, passed away December 28, 2001. She was born August 28, 1915 in Flatonia, Texas, to Andres Lopez and Luia Martinez Lopez.

She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Mateo Morales, Sr. of Bay City; her sons: Salvador Morales and Matt Morales of Bay City; by her daughters: Sarah Garza and Joyce Flores, both of Bay City; and by 13 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andres and Lucia Lopez; by her sisters: San Juana Rodriguez, Alice Ramirez and Maria Leal; and by her brothers: John Lopez, Santiago Lopez, and Manuel Lopez.

A Rosary was recited at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001 at Taylor Bros Funeral Chapel.

The Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2001 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholilc Church with Rev. Edward Boren officiating. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers were Martin Morales, Michael Morales, Chris Morales, Tommy Flores, Carlos Garza, and Michael Ryan Gonzalez. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001JA03

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, January 3, 2001
 


Thomas Morales
Sept. 5, 1938 – March 14, 2012

Thomas Morales, 73, passed away March 14, 2012. He was born September 5, 1938, in Thompson, Texas to the late Fransico Morales and Clotilde Trevino Morales.

He is survived by: his wife, Mary Morales; daughter, Genevieve Morales; sister, Minnie Santellana; brother, Frank Morales Jr.; grandchildren, Yvette Reyes, April Rayes, Hollie Reyes, Thomas Craig Galvan and Nichole Galvan; great-grandchildren, Anthony Reyes, Eli Reyes, Javonte Calvin, Landon Thacker, Aniyah Ortiz, Kayla Ortiz, Clodie Galvan, Desi Medina.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Clodie Morales.

Funeral services were held March 20, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

Cook-Butler Funeral Home, Edna Texas, 361-782-3821.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, March 21, 2012
 


Etta Faye Moran
(Died February 13, 2012)

Etta Faye Moran, age 96 of Waller, TX , passed away on February 13, 2012. She is preceded in death by her husband, Sam Moran; and is survived by her daughter, Donna Bond and husband Woody; grandchildren, Sandy Bond, Michael Bond, Trey Bond and wife Karen; great grandchildren, Brittany, Tiffany and Justin and her special friend Teensy.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 5 to 7pm at Canon Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 10am at Waller Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Travis Patterson officiating. Interment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, TX at 2pm.

Canon Funeral Home
 


Mary "Diddy" Grice Moreno

Funeral services for Mary "Diddy" Grice Moreno, 71, of Brazoria will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012 at First Berean Baptist Church in Cedar Lane with the Rev. Gilbert Franklin eulogizing and the Rev. Climmie Ratliff, Sr. officiating.

Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane, Texas.

She died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital in Houston, Texas.

She was a member of First Berean Baptist Church and was a member of the choir, served once as vice-president of the choir, women’s mission, Sunday school and Kingdom builder for the church. She enjoyed playing dominoes, Bingo and cards. She also enjoyed fishing and crabbing.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Eddie and Ella Grice; brothers, Jimmie Grice, Clyde Grice and Eddie Grice; and nephew, Keith Grice.

She is survived by: her loving daughter, Brenda Ratliff (Climmie), Brazoria; loving companion, Wayne O’Neil, Brazoria; sisters, Lovie Baugh (Eddie), Sweeny and Hattie Thymes, Bay City; grandchildren, Ira Donald Smith, Jr., Sweeny and Brittany Michelle Monroe (Gregory), Lake Jackson; great grandchildren, Emmanuel Smith and Sanaa Jordan Smith; special friends, Gertie C. Brown, Cedar Lake and Herman Edison, Brazoria and a host of other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers will be Rev. Climmie Ratliff, Jr., Patrick Ratliff, Kenneth Smith, Kenny Murray and Chip Lovelady.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ira Smith, Jr., the Rev. Climmie Ratliff Sr., Eddie Baugh, Kenneth Grice and Robert Griggs.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012 at Dixon Funeral Home in Brazoria.

There will be viewing at the church from 10 until 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012 only. There will be no viewing afterward.

Online condolences may be left for the family by signing guest book at www.dixonfuneralhome.com

Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria at 979-798-9113.

Bay City Tribune, May 23, 2012
 

R. E. "Ed" Morgan, died July 16, 2001 at the age of 93 in Bay City.

He was born March 11, 1908 in Port Arthur, Texas to Edward Tyson and Mary "Mollie" Morgan. He spent his life in the Retail Clothing Business.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Cora Walker Morgan.

He leaves his sons Robert Morgan, Jr. of San Antonio, Donald Allen Morgan of Houston and Richard Dennis Morgan of Lubbock; his daughter Cora Louise Jackson of Houston, his brother, Elroy T. Morgan of Shreveport, LA and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Always interested in the civic and cultural life of his adopted home, Ed was a staunch supporter of Bay City and its development ever since moving his family here in 1939 to manage the J. C. Penney Company store on the square.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2001 at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church with Rev. Harley Savage officiating. Interment will be at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. A00011A2001JL18

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, July 18, 2001                                                                    Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 

Nathan Jeptha Morris
Feb. 6, 1837-Aug. 3, 1902

Lavina Francis Caudle Morris
Jun. 5, 1884-Nov. 15, 1911


Cedarvale Cemetery

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Faye Cunningham



 


Marie Kathryn Morris
(December 14, 1914 - February 27, 2012)

Marie Kathryn Morris, 97, of Blessing passed away February 27, 2012. She was born December 14, 1914 in Cestern, TX to the late Frank Hlozek & Frances Berdecka Hlozek.

Her husband Emil John Morris preceded her in death. Survivors include daughter Rose Marie Maroul & husband Jimmy of Dickinson; son Lawrence Morris & wife Carol of San Antonio; grandchildren John Maroul, Rena Barrios, Buddy Morris & Melody Bond and 9 great grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel. Mass will be 11:00 Am Friday, March 2, 2012 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blessing with Rev. Peter Yeboah-Amanfo officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be: John Maroul, Joey Kana, Tony Kana, Michael Hlozek, Donald Ray Hlozek, and Bob Hlozek.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Mary Alice Morris, 80, of Bay City, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2000.

She was born August 7, 1920 in Boise, Idaho, to Ray Linley Horn and Mary Jane Hill Horn.

She was a lifelong resident of Bay City, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Eastern Star, the Bay City Country Club and a charter member of the Women's Golf Association.

She is survived by her mother, Mary Jane Horn of Bay City, Rae Robinson and husband, Ted, of New Roads, La; sons Ben D. Morris, II and wife, Linda, of Irving, Texas; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her busband, Ben Dawson Morris,Sr., and her father Ray Linley Horn.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2000, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sam Steele officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, 18, 2000
 

W. C. Morris
Jan. 11, 1867 - Nov. 25, 1918

Cedarvale Cemetery

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James George Morrison

Funeral services for James George Morrison, 58, of Tres Palacios Oaks, will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mr. Morrison was born May 22, 1927, to James Ingram and Ida Brown Morrison in Chester, W. Va., and died at 9 p. m. Sept. 30, 1985, at Matagorda General Hospital.

He was a veteran of World War II where he served with the U. S. Army and U. S. Air Corps. He was a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Morrison of Tres Palacios Oaks; his father, James I. Morrison of Weirton, W. Va.; two daughters, Mary L. Morrison of Houston and Martha Ann Jacks of Houston; and two brothers, David L. Morrison of Burgettstown, Pa., and John R. Morrison of San Rafael, Calif.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, September 4, 1985
 



 

Stella LeTulle Morrison

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Bob Scott Moses, 69, of Bay City, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at ML King Church of Christ at 1908 Canton, Wharton, with Bro. Eddie L. Brinkley, pastor, and Bro. Elliot Moore, officiating.

Burial will follow immediately after services at Wharton Cemetery in Wharton.

A wake will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011 at Moore Ave Church of Christ in Bay City.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Green's Mortuary, 979-245-3489.

Published in Victoria Advocate on May 19, 2011

BAY CITY - Rebecca "Nanny" Henry Mote, 98, of Bay City, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003.

She was born June 25, 1904, in Bowie County, to the late William and Anna Elizabeth Shaw Henry.

Survivors: daughters, Winnie Marshall of Houston, Rebecca Lawrence of Bay City and Janice Walker of Clemville; sons, James Mote of Santa Fe and Roy Green of Bay City; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.

Preceded in death by: husband, Oscar E. Mote Sr.; daughters, Fadrice Marie Green, Dorothy Holliday and Jeanette Goodman; son, Oscar E. Mote Jr.; and parents.

Family visitation will be 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel.

Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, March 26, 2003
 


Inez Doyle Motes

Inez Doyle Motes, 81, of Palacios, died on November 6 at Wagner General Hospital. She was an area resident for the past 32 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Motes; a daughter, Joan Annette Motes, and a son, Doyle T. Motes. Survivors include: daughter and son in law, Mr. and Mrs. Ney Oldham, Jr. of Palacios; sons and daughters in law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Motes of Ft. Worth, Mr. and Mrs. William F. Motes, Port Lavaca; sister; Mrs. Winnie Franklin of Birmingham, Alabama; 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. The funeral will be held at the United Methodist Church in Palacios on Thursday, November 8. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery of Blessing. Arrangements under the direction of Taylor Brothers Palacios Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, November 7, 1979
 


William F. “Sonny” Motes

PORT LAVACA – William F. “Sonny” Motes, 63, of Port Lavaca, died at 3:25 p. m. Sunday in a Houston hospital following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Clifford Edge and  Austin Fredericks officiating.

Mr. Motes, a Methodist, was born May 7, 1925, in Blountsville, Ala., to the late William and Inez Doyle Motes. A former resident of Point Comfort, he had lived in Port Lavaca 14 years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the 7th Cavalry. He was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4403. He retired from Alcoa after 24 years.

He is survived by his wife, Vonda Ringo Motes of Port Lavaca; three daughters, Sharlyn Goode of Port Lavaca, Joan McAfee of Bloomington, and Karen Williams of Victoria; a sister, Virginia Oldham of Palacios; a brother, Charles Motes of Brazoria; and five grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Motes, and a brother, Doyle Motes.

Members of VFW Post 4403 will serve as pallbearers.

Daily Tribune, March 6 or 7, 1989
 


Rodney Robert Mount
(December 17, 1950 - March 19, 2012)

Rodney Robert Mount, 61, of Van Vleck went home to be with the Lord where he will be in peace and free of pain on March 19, 2012. Rodney was born on December 17, 1950 in Houston to Rodney Horace & Jean Margerum Mount. He was a Mason, a Shrine Clown, and an avid Outdoorsman. Rodney lost a battle to cancer, which he fought valiantly for many years. He was an inspiration to all for his unflinching faith and strength.

Rodney is survived by his mother: Jean Mount; 2 daughters: Dawn Dickerson & husband Michael, and Lisa Oliveros & husband Jhovanny; 4 grandsons; sister: Nanette Shearer, and numerous other family members. He was preceded in death by his father: Rodney “Rocky” Mount; daughter: Brandi; brother: Mark; and stepsister: Sherry.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Friday, March 23, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Bay City with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery in Pearland at 2:00 PM Friday.

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Henry F. Mozley

Mr. Henry Fremont Mozley, aged 78 years, 1 month and five days, died at the family residence near the Turtle Bay school, west of Palacios, Sunday morning, following an illness of some duration.

Funeral services were held from the residence at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. E. Mack, pastor of the Methodist Church. Burial was made in the Palacios Cemetery under the direction of the Palacios Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eliza Mozley, four daughters, Mrs. A. F. Hart of Williamberg, Kansas, Mrs. H. G. Lemon of Gashland, Mo., Mrs. C. E. Hazen of Ottawa, Kansas and Mrs. Herman H. Hood of Palacios, Texas; two sons E. L. and Henry C. Mozley of Palacios; two sisters, Mrs. Anna England of Claramore, Calif., and Mrs. Henrietta N. Scolls of Pasadena, Calif., and one brother, Mr. W. J. Mozley of Gardner, Montana.

Palacios Beacon, June 27, 1940
 

Sandra "Sandy" Mulligan, 54, of Katy died March 25, 2002 at Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston. She was born September 18, 1947 in Bay City to Jack Allen and Irene Ashcraft Starr. Sandy was a member of the Church of Christ and a former longtime resident of Bay City. She was a retired clerk with Matagorda General Hospital.

Survivors include: husband, Patrick Mulligan of Katy; mother and step-father, Irene and Leon Lehmann of Bay City; aunts, Mary Ann Wood of Houston, Grace Anderson of Sugar Valley, Maxine Gibson of Bay City, and Mary Elizabeth McMinn of Duncanville; uncles, Wyatt Ashcraft and Clyde Ashcraft both of Van Vleck; and numerous cousins.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Mr. Roy Hatch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard DeLeon, David PeVey, Louis Ziegenhals, Howard "Skipper" Carroll, Dwight Mathis and Alan Spears.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002MR27

THE BAY CITY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, March 27, 2002
 


Alfredo Muniz
 

BAY CITY - Alfredo Muniz, 74 of Bay City, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011.
 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with Father Gerald Cernoch officating.

Burial will follow immediately after services at Eastview Cemetery.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Green's Mortuary 979-245-3489. Online condolences may be sent to greensmortuary@sbcglobal.net.

Published in Victoria Advocate on November 30, 2011


Braulio R. Muniz

BAY CITY - Braulio R. Muniz, 83, of Bay City passed away June 15, 2012. He was born March 26, 1929 in Cuero, TX to the late Benito Muniz and Maria Gregoria Rodriguez Muniz. He was a service man for CP&L for 35 years. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors include wife Daria Muniz of Bay City; daughters Amanda Carlin of Bay City, Eva Derry & husband T. J. of Round Rock & Melissa Rico-Weaver & husband Jeff of Galveston; sons John Robert Muniz & wife Maria of Houston & Braulio Muniz & wife Kelly of Pearland; sisters Feliz Merino of Huntsville, Dolia Lopez of Cleveland, TX and Janie Sardelich of Bay City; brothers Robert Muniz of Houston and Benito Muniz of Weslaco; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, his sister Cristina Garcia preceded him in death.

A rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Mass will be 10:00 AM Monday, June 18, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers will be Samuel Muniz, Braulio Muniz, Rico Carlin, Matt Carlin, Michael Rico and Christopher Gonzalez.

Those desiring may make memorials to Our Lady of Guadalupe Scholarship Fund or to Holy Cross Catholic School.

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.

Published in Victoria Advocate on June 16, 2012
 

BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] - Felipa Muiz, 93, of Bay City, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003.

She was born March 21, 1909, in Cheapside, to the late Estanislado and Felipa Garcia Gonzales. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors: son, Louis Tejeda of Bay City; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Benito Muniz; son, Rudy Tejeda; and parents.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating.

Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

Pallbearers: Ray Garcia Jr., Reymundo Garcia, Israel Garcia, Frankie Garcia, Joey Medina, Roland Rodriguez.

The Victoria Advocate, January 17, 2003
 

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Jesus Muniz

PORT LAVACA - Jesus Muniz, 94, of Port Lavaca, passed away Friday, Mar. 16, 2012. He was born Apr. 25, 1917, in Mexico to the late Lorenzo Muniz and Vicenta Lopez Muniz. He was a Catholic.

He is survived by his daughters, Alberta Muniz Rodriguez of Rockport and Victoria Muniz of Mexico; sons, Guadalupe Muniz of Palacios, Salvador Muniz of Port Lavaca, Augustin Muniz of Port Lavaca, Benjamin Muniz of Hallettsville, and Rosendo Muniz of Houston; 3 sisters; twenty-six grandchildren; and thirty-nine of great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Angelita Rodriguez Muniz; and 2 brothers.

Visitation to begin on Monday, Mar. 19, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Artero Memorial Chapels in Port Lavaca, with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Visitation to resume on Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2012 at the funeral home from 8 - 9:30 a.m., with Mass to be celebrated at Our lady of The Gulf at 10 a.m., with Fa. Ty Bazar officiating. Burial to follow at Green Lawn Garden Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Robert P. Muniz, Alfredo Muniz, Gabriel Muniz, Robert Muniz, Augustin Muniz, and Manuel Muniz.

Under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.

Published in Victoria Advocate on March 19, 2012



 


Maria Muniz

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Teresa Muniz

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Antonia Rivera Munoz, 89, of Bay City died Monday January 15, 2001 in Bay City.

She was born April 3, 1911 in Beeville, Texas to the late Timoteo and Juanita Tamayo Rivera, Sr.

She is survived by: daughters, Mary Lou Garcia and Adelina Yanez both of Houston, Ramona Sedillo of Lake Jackson, and Patsy Cortez of Bay City; sons, Fred Munoz of Houston, Joe Munoz of Wharton, and Jesse Munoz of San Antonio; brother, Jesse T. Rivera of Kentucky; 34 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren.

A Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will also be held at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 18, 2001 with Gabriel Cortez officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Hilario Munoz, Sr., daughter, Tomasita, sons Hilario Munoz, Jr., Pedro, sisters, Mary R. Perez, Paula R. Ybarra, and Manuela R. Herrera, brothers, Timoteo T. Rivera, Jr., Narciso T. Rivera, Ambrosio Rivera, and Jose Rivera.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001JA17

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Edgar Junior Murphey

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


GLENDA K. MURPHY

BAY CITY - Graveside services for Glenda K. Murphy will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. A viewing will be held at the cemetery one hour before the service.

Green's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements, 979-245-3489.
 

Published in Victoria Advocate on May 22, 2012

 


Winona Loos Murphy
Oct. 16, 1922 – Feb. 5, 2012
 

Winona Loos Murphy, 89, of Bay City, died Sunday February 5, 2012, at a Bay City nursing center following a lengthy illness.

She was born on October 16, 1922 in Bay City, Texas, a daughter of the late Dr. Henry Loos and Alice Campbell Loos.

Winona was a long time resident of the Wharton County area, having graduated from Bay City High School in 1939 and attended classes at WCJC and the University of Texas.

She worked as a job placement counselor for many years, retiring in 1984. She then returned to the Bay City area and was active in her church, First Presbyterian in Bay City, until moving into Matagorda Nursing and Rehabilitation in 2006.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her sisters, Dorothy Loos Belote and Helen Margaret Loos Cunningham; and granddaughter, Katheryn Alise Foreman.

According to her wishes, Ms. Murphy was cremated and her remains scattered by her family.

Survivors include: son Jimmie Lee Foreman and wife, Marianne; granddaughter, Victoria Lynn Freeman; great-grandson, Bryce Avery Freeman; numerous nephews and nieces and life long friend, Joyce Oglesby.

Funeral services were under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, February 8, 2012
 

KLEIN -- William Douglas "Doug" Murray, 49, of Klein and formerly of El Campo and Bay City, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001.

He was born July 27, 1952. He was employed in the rice industry and attended Southwestern University and the University of Texas.

Survivors: daughter, Kimberly Stockton; father and stepmother, Faburn M. and Dalinda Murray; stepsister, Mendi Strnadel; brother, Drew Murray; and stepbrother, Cody Strnadel.

Preceded in death by: mother, Gloria Wiginton Murray; and sister, Diane Murray McKelvy.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Klein Funeral Home-Champion Forest, the Rev. Wallace B. Cobb officiating.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City [Matagorda County, Texas]. Klein Funeral Home, Klein, 281-320-2674.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE, Wednesday December 26, 2001
 


Katie Norene Murry
April 10, 1921 – May 15, 2012

Katie Norene Murry, 91, of Collegeport passed away May 15, 2012.

She was born April 10, 1921 in Broaddus, Texas to the late Elijah Harvey and Stella Mae Coleman Harvey.

Her husband, James Robert Murry, Sr. and son, Mark Paul Murry both preceded her in death.

Survivors include: son, James Robert Murry, Jr. and wife Jean of Collegeport; sisters, Tenie Fief and Shirley Lecompte both of Danbury; brother, Clifford Harvey of Bay City; grandchildren, Paul Murry and wife Stacie, Robert Murry and David Murry and wife Lynsey and great-grandchildren Gage, Emma and Cayson Murry.

The family received friends and relatives Monday at the funeral home.

Graveside services were Monday, May 28, 2012 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck with the Rev. Sid Tenery 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, May 30, 2012
 


Opal Jennett Muse
May 28, 1936 – Aug. 23, 2011

Memorial services for Opal Muse will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 4, 2011, at her home in Lane City, Texas.

Mrs. Muse, who resided in Lane City for the last eight years, died August 23 at Wharton Nursing Home.

She was born May 28, 1936, in Perio, Illinois. Mrs. Muse was the daughter of the late Guy and Geneva Strong.

She was married to Bill Muse on March 4, 1956, in Houston, Texas. She was a member of the Jehovah Witness of Bay City.

She is preceded in death by her husband.

She is survived by: her three children, Brian Muse of Temple, Texas, Les Muse of Corpus Christi, Texas and Jaclyn Arrington of Lane City, Texas; her grandkids, David Muse, Zachary Muse, Bradley Muse, Amanda Williams, Tori Arrington, James Arrington and Jessie Arrington. She also had five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Muse is also survived by: her three sisters, Virginia Parson, Beverly Warner and Glenda Bilicki.

She was a great mother and sister. She will be deeply missed by all.

Bay City Tribune - Posted: Saturday, September 3, 2011
 

BAY CITY - Leroy Raymond Muzny, 88, of Bay City passed away Jan. 23, 2011. He was born July 2, 1922 in Weimer to the late Louis B. Muzny and Annie Manofsky Muzny. He worked as a butcher for many years and served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII.

Survivors include his daughters, Sandra Hickl and husband Louis of Corpus Christi and Regina Holloway of Bay City; grandchildren, Natasha Greene and husband Tommy, Shamay Mansfield and husband Jay, Michael Hickl, Cody Holloway and Heath Holloway and wife Laura; and great-grandchildren, Taylor Elizabeth Holloway, Darian Mansfield and Kazden Mansfield. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

The family greeted friends and relatives from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a rosary following, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, with Father Casey Jarzombek officiating. Burial will follow at Assumption Cemetery in Ganado.

Memorials may be made to Houston Hospice, 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo, TX 77437 or the charity of your choice.

The family wants to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Michelle from Houston Hospice for all of her love and support.

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.

Published in Victoria Advocate on January 26, 2011
 

 

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