Matagorda County Obituaries
M

 

William R. "Bill" Maden
1913 - 1978

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 


Geo. Emory McGee [George Emery Magee] Dies Here Thursday

George Emery McGee, 63, of Midfield, died Thursday morning at 2:30 at the Matagorda General Hospital.

Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. O. Summerfield of Baytown and Miss Bertie McGee of Midfield; one son, Carrol D. of Midfield and one sister, Mrs. B. Aycock of Nursery.

Services will be Saturday morning at 10 from Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with burial in Hawley Cemetery.

Daily Tribune, October 26, 1956

Last Rites Held For George E. Magee At Taylor Brothers

Last rites for George Emery Magee, 63, a retired farmer of Midfield, were held Saturday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

Mr. Magee died Thursday.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. J. O. Summersil of Baytown, Miss Bertie Magee of Midfield; one son, Carroll of Midfield, and one sister.

Bay City News, November 1, 1956
 



 

Guilford M. Magill

March 22, 1862
March 2, 1938

Cedarvale Cemetery

Courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 

In loving
memory of
Shirley Rugeley Magill

wife of
G. M. Magill

Born
Feb. 10, 1875

Married Feb. 10, 1899

Died
April 24, 1907

Blessed are the pure at heart.

Cedarvale Cemetery

Courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 



 


Sam Maglitto

(November 1, 1928 - January 8, 2014)

Sam Anthony Maglitto passed away January 8, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 85 years old. Sam was born November 1, 1928 to Dave and Rosalie Maglitto in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Tomball High School and the University of North Texas. Sam was an educator at BCISD for over 30 years. His love and dedication to children touched many lives. He was active in the Lions Club, the Bay City Chamber of Commerce, Texas Retired Teachers Association and many other local organizations. His fondest times were singing with the Coastaliers, traveling to Honduras for missions, serving his community, and playing the harmonica for his cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Some of his achievements include Outstanding Man of the Year 1977, Lifetime member of Lions Club, Melvin Jones Award for Humanitarian Service 1994 and 2008, Volunteer of the Year Matagorda General Hospital and Matagorda House 1986, Lion of the Year 1987, Black Cat Relays dedicated in his honor 1988, Honduras Medical Mission Team 1993-2008, Inductee into Black Cat Hall of Fame 2008.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Martha, his children, Mike Maglitto, Delaine Faseler (Bob), Cathy Green (Henry), and Mark Maglitto. He is also survived by his brothers Dave Maglitto and Carl Maglitto, his grandchildren Bridget Brown, Gina Green, Phillip Faseler (Erin), Paul Faseler (Deena), Jenny Sloan (Kevin), Payton Faseler, Natalie Maglitto and great grandchildren Nicole, Brice, Audrey, Blake, Patrick, Cameron and Claire, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The Visitation/reception will begin at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 11, 2014 in the Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Bay City. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM with Rev. Brad Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Honorary Pallbearers will be Charles Coney, Spencer Green, Walter Jefferson, Bobbie Kimball, Dick Quinn, Melvin Stone, Burt Williams and all of his former Black Cat Students.

The family would like to express our sincere appreciation to our cousin, Pat, for all of her care. Those wishing to make memorial gifts may do so to St. Mark’s Episcopal Youth Mission Trip or Texas Lions Camp, PO Box 290247, Kerrville, TX 78029 in memory of Sam Maglitto.

Bay City Tribune, January 12, 2014
 


Funeral Services For A. D. Magruder, 48, Held In Victoria

[Alexander Dalton Magruder October 19, 1902 – December 11, 1950]

Funeral services were held on Wednesday last week for A. D. Magruder, 48, district manager of the Central Power & Light Company at Victoria.

Mr. Magruder lived in Bay City as district engineer for C. P. & L. for several years and had many friends. He was stricken with a heart attack sitting at his desk.

Services were held at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Victoria with the Rev. Charles Hill officiating.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. R. Martin of San Antonio; his wife, Mrs. Jean Watson Magruder; two sons, Leonard and Walter; a daughter, Jean; a sister, Mrs. Alice Murphy of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Matagorda County Tribune, December 2, 1950
 



 
Charlie G. Mahovier
[Mahavier]
Born  Jan. 17, 1859
Died  Mar. 26, 1881
God's will be done

Matagorda Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Chester Mahavier - Matagorda Cemetery - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Vallie Mahavier - Matagorda Cemetery - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


John Amos Maher

MAHER, John Amos, 70, died Friday afternoon at his home in Sweeny. Services were held at 3 p. m. Sunday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Eldon Reed of Sweeny Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of Sweeny; two sons, Robert Melton and John Maher, both of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Bush and Mrs. Viola Dietz, both of Lake Charles. Pallbearers were Bobby Voorhies, Sonny Summers, S. M. Dickerson, R. Sveton, Chester Gloeckner and H. W. Mangum. He was a rice buyer and former resident of Bay City.

Daily Tribune, June 10, 1968
 


Robert Joseph Mahoney

Robert Joseph Mahoney, DDS, died May 20, 1997 at Citizen Memorial Hospital in Victoria.

Mahoney was born Jan. 5, 1942 in Brownwood to John J. and Kathleen Laswell Mahoney. Mahoney was a member of the First Baptist Church of Palacios. He had practiced Dentistry for 31 years, the last nine in Palacios where he had the Mahoney Clinic. Mahoney was a Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry, a life member of the American Dental Association, a life member of the Texas Dental Association, a member of the Guadalupe Valley Dental Services, was a third generation Texas, and a member of the Sons of The Republic of Texas, life member of the Optimist International, member and past President of the Palacios Rotary Club, former vice president of the Palacios Little League and an announcer of the games, and a member and past director of the Palacios Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include wife, Linda Wiesepape Mahoney of Palacios; three sons, Bobby, Christopher and Andrew Mahoney all of Palacios, and by his mother Kathleen Laswell Simmons of Austin.

Funeral Services will be 10 a. m. Thursday, May 22, 1997 at the First Baptist Church in Palacios, with Rev. Hollas Hoffman and Bro. Shan Jackson officiating. Interment will be at the Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Pallbearers will be D. Douglas Atnip, Roy D. Crone, Claude G. Firgeroa, Terry W. Mosier, Louis J. Jones and Roy L. Rose. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Palacios Rotary Club.

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home in Palacios.

Daily Tribune, May 22, 1997
 


Benny Dick Mainka

(February 18, 1956 - October 14, 2013)

Benny D. Mainka went to his heavenly home on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. Benny was born on February 18, 1956 in Bay City, Texas to the late Bennie and Lillie Trouble Mainka. Benny was a hard working man who liked to hunt deer. Benny liked to work with his cattle and donkeys on his farm. Benny is survived by his wife Carole; two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Benny is preceded in death by his parents, and brother Johnny. Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 20132 at Cedarvale Cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 5:00 –8:00P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Victoria Office, 4401 Lilac, Victoria, Texas 77901

www,taylorbros.net
 



 

Carlow Gordon Mangum

Son of
R. E. & D. E. Mangum

Born
Sep. 13, 1904
Died
Jan. 29, 1905

Cedarvale Cemetery

Courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Cathy Lou Mangum

(December 4, 1952 - January 6, 2014)

Cathy L. Mangum passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014. Cathy was born on December 4, 1952 in Bay City, Texas to the late Dalton Mangum and Ruby Plant O’Bryan. Cathy was an avid reader. Cathy loved her family especially her grandchildren.

Cathy is survived by her child, Anthony “Scooter” Mangum & wife Amalia; grandchildren, Ashley Chancellor & husband Barret, Marissa Mangum & A. J. Mangum, great-grandchildren, Summer & Caitlan Chancellor; brothers & sisters, Oma Stevens & husband Bryan, Larry Mangum & wife Paula, Joseph O’Bryan & wife Danny, Katy O’Bryan, Patti Williamson, Doogy O’Bryan & wife Missy, and numerous nieces and nephews. Cathy was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, January 10, 2014 at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Bay City Tribune, January 12, 2014
 

Walter Ray Mangum

Son of
A. W. & L. R. Mangum

Born
Oct. 8, 1904

Died
June 6, 1906

Cedarvale Cemetery

Courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 




W. Henry Mann, Sr.   Aug. 13, 1912 - July 12, 1986          Erna A. Mann   Aug. 20, 1911 - Jan. 29, 1991
Roselawn Memorial Park          Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 

William Henry Mann, Sr.

Funeral services for William Henry Mann, Sr., 73, of Bay City will be held at 3 p. m. Tuesday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. W. E. Dugger, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck.

Mr. Mann was born Aug. 13, 1912, in Bay City to Colbert and Amy Ryman Mann and died July 12, 1986, at Matagorda General Hospital, Bay City.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge A. F. & A. M. 865 and the Methodist church.

Survivors include his wife, Erna Harbison Mann of Bay City; a son, Billy Mann of Bay City; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Lodge.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, July 14, 1986
 


Ludvik Martin Manna
February 22, 1918 – July 19, 2013

Ludvik Martin Manna, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away at the age of 95 on July 19, 2013.

He was born February 22, 1918 in Sealy, Texas to the late Martin Manna and Anna Liska Manna. He was the youngest of seven children.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Myrtle; and brothers and sisters, Joe Manna, Frank, Manna, Arnold Manna, Annie Vancik, Hilda Schulke and Emily Olbrych.

Ludvik met and married the love of his life, Myrtle Mary Burke in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Humble, Texas on August 1, 1941. They settled in Bay City, Texas on Bucks Bayou Road in a house he built for them on his days off. Ludvik and Myrtle spent the next 68+ years raising their family and enjoying their life together. After his retirement from DOW Chemical in 1980, Ludvik and Myrtle loved to travel, tend their garden, play dominoes and enjoy Polka Music. They were member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Ludvik is survived by his son, Richard Manna and wife Kay of Helotes, Texas; daughter Sydonia Winters of Bay City, Texas; granddaughters Stacy Winters of Sealy, Texas and Constance Cunningham of Bay City, Texas; great-granddaughter, Brittainy Helton of Bay City, Texas; and great-grandsons Brandon and Brian Gavranovic of Bay City, Texas.

A rosary was recited at 9:30 a.m., Monday, July 22, 2013 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Greg Korenek officiating.

Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

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, July 24, 2013
 


James Thomas Manning, Sr.

February 27, 1926 - July 27, 2013

Funeral services for James Thomas Manning, Sr., 87, of Bay City, will be Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Murray G Martin, pastor and the Rev. Jerry Manning, eulogizing.

Burial will follow immediately after the service at Eastview Cemetery.

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

Bay City Tribune, July 31, 2013
 


Aaron Marcaurele Dies in El Campo

Mr. Aaron Marcaurele 51, of Blessing, died Sunday afternoon at 2 in the Nightingale Hospital, El Campo.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 from the Blessing Baptist Church with Rev. H. T. Walker officiating. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Burial, under the direction of the Masonic Lodge of Blessing, will be at Hawley Cemetery.

He is survived by his father, Dewey Marcaurele, Cordele; four sisters, Mrs. Leonia Page, Brazoria, Mrs. Dorothy Miller, Bay City, Irene Dawson of Danbury and Grace Townsend, Blessing; four brothers, Ivan, Bay City, Bill, Brownsville, Gene, El Campo, Louis Marcaurele, Cordele.

Daily Tribune, January 25, 1956
 


Louis Marcaurele Dies In Wharton

Mr. Louis Elbert Marcaurele, 46, of 1400 Ave. H, Bay City, died today in Caney Valley Hospital, Wharton.

Funeral arrangements, which are pending, will be under the direction of Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Mr. Marcaurele is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eula Marcaurele; one daughter, Laura Elizabeth Marcaurele; his father, Louis Marcaurele, of Cordele; four sisters, Mrs. Leonia Pogue of Brazoria, Mrs. Dorothy Miller, Lone Star, Mrs. Irene Dawson, Danbury, and Mrs. Grace Townsend of Blessing. He is also survived by five brothers, Aaron of Blessing, Ivan of Bay City, Bill of Pasadena, Gene of El Campo and Dewie Maucaurele of Cordele.

He was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the Navy. He was of the Presbyterian faith.

Daily Tribune, April 30, 1954
 


Becky Hill Marceaux
(March 5, 1953 - April 17, 2013)

Becky Hill Marceaux, 60, of Bay City passed away April 17, 2013. She was born March 5, 1953 in San Antonio, TX to the late David C. Hill and Betty Ann Bratcher Hill. She was a loving sister and mother.

Survivors include daughters Olivia Walden, Kristin Talbert, Darian Marceaux, Stevie Marceaux and Michelle Boody; sister Kay Hill; brothers David Hill and Fritz Pawelka and 4 grandchildren.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be 2:00 PM Monday, April 22, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Mrs. James C. Marshall Dies In Houston Sat.

Mrs. June Evelyn Marshall died Dec. 6, at Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Survivors include her husband, James C. Marshall, one daughter, Sally Lynn, two sons, James C. Jr. and Robert Dale all of Houston; her father, John A. Maher of Livingston; two brothers, Robert M. Maher of Livingston and John A. Maher, Jr. of Beaumont.

Services will be conducted at 3:00 p. m. today at First Baptist Church, with Rev. Ferman Weedon and Rev. M. A. Marshall officiating.

Daily Tribune, December 8, 1958
 


Harold W. Martin

June 19, 1926 –August 24 2013

Harold W. Martin, 87, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 at his home after a long illness. He was born June 19, 1926 in Roanoke, Texas to Columbus and Mary Alice Fawkes Martin.

Mr. Martin was a U.S. Marine Veteran, having served during WWII. He had worked as a game warden and harbor master.

He is survived by: his son, Mike (Kathy) Martin of Corpus Christi, Texas; three granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Johnny (Melva Joyce) Martin and Bobby (Carol) Martin of Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas, Fred (Carol Sue) Martin of Joshua, Texas; one sister, Suzie Boyd of Lake Whitney, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be conducted at noon Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Matagorda Harbor, Texas.

Funeral services are entrusted to Sawyer-George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard St, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410, (361) 242-3205.

Bay City Tribune, August 28, 2913
 


Laura Martinez

(September 6, 1963 - January 8, 2014)

Laura Martinez is survived by her Mother, Elodia (Lola) Vega Martinez, brother Raymond Norberto Martinez, sister Pam Martinez, and nephew Steven R. Martinez. Her mother-in-law, Elma Gallegos, sister-in-law, Ana Gallegos, brother-in-law Chris Gallegos and the love of her life Reymundo Gallegos, and their precious babies: Nina, Princess, Mr. Black, and Mr. Brown. A host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends. Laura was preceeded in death by her father Domingo Martinez. Paternal grandparents Eusebio and Guadalupe P. Martinez.Maternal grandparents Rev. Apolonio and Nicolasa Tovar Vega. On Wed Jan 8, Laura succumbed to complications of double pneumonia, resulting in cardiac arrest. She was 50 years old. She was born in Bay City, Texas on Sept 6, 1963. She graduated from James Madison High School in Houston in 1982. She briefly attended The University Of Houston- Downtown. Laura worked in Healthcare for most of her adult life. Her warm, outgoing nature is how she met people and built a rapport. The kind of person you would always want around. She was a free spirit and very young at heart. She loved life and having a good time. Always on the go. She knew how to implement ideas and cheer on the team. Laura has been a MYF youth counselor, and volunteered at her church, Westbury UMC. She has assisted the elderly, as well as the homeless at a day shelter. She contributed her efforts to causes such as the National Kidney Foundation, March of Dimes, Autism Speaks, etc. Some of her activities were attending church, entertaining family and friends in her home, attending live music concerts, shopping, couponing, singing, playing piano, and exploring the latest technical or kitchen gadgets. Laura will be remembered for her sincere friendship, and she will be greatly missed by so many who Loved her!

A rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Abel Vega, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steven Martinez, Stephen Martinez,Timothy Vega, Ronnie Rodriguez and Ana Gallegos.

www.taylorbros.net
 


L. M. Matchett, 71, Dies; Bay City Tax Assessor

Chronicle News Services

Bay City—Services will be held today at 2 p. m. at the First Methodist Church for Lewis M. Matchett, 71, Bay City tax assessor-collector who died Wednesday.

He was a charter member of Bay City Lions Club and had served as its secretary since its organization in October, 1940. He was a former zone chairman and deputy district governor of Lions Dist. 284.

Matchett and another Lions member, Harry Moseley, originated the idea and underwrote the building of Bay City High School’s Memorial Stadium with assistance of the Lions Club.

For many years he was a member of the board of Bay City Independent School District and served as its president and secretary. He was a longtime member of the Matagorda County Tuberculosis Assn., a member of the Methodist Church and was a past master of Bay City Lodge 865 A. F. & A. M.

He had been city tax assessor-collector since April 12, 1951.

Survivors are his wife, Olga Grote Matchett; a daughter, Elizabeth, the wife of Dr. George M. Stevens of Houston; brother, Robert K. Matchett of Nacogdoches; and four grandchildren.

Burial will be in Cedarvale Cemetery under direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

Houston Chronicle, July 30, 1965
 


Frank Edward Matthes, Sr.

Frank Edward Matthes, Sr., 85, of Blessing died Sept. 3 in the Matagorda General Hospital. He was born Aug. 16 in Frankfort, Mo. Survivors include: his widow, Corabelle Matthes of the home; daughters, Verna Marie King of Markham, Betty Gene Thornton of Timpson, and Mildred Payne of Baytown; son, Frank Edward Matthes Jr. of Bay City; sister, Edna Matthes of Houston; brothers, Dr. H. C. Matthes of Bay City and A. R. Matthes of Blessing; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Friday, September 5, 10 a. m. in the Taylor Bros. Chapel with the Rev. Warren Hardung officiating. Interment service will be held at the Hawley Cemetery. Pallbearers are Dr. Russell Matthes and Dr. Fred Matthes, Jim, Doug, Mike and Pat Matthes. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, September 4, 1975
 


Vernice Matthews

BAY CITY - Vernice Matthews, 56, of Bay City, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2013. She is now dancing before the Lord.

Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Avenue C, Bay City.

Celebration of Life will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Greater New Prospect Baptist Church, 14020 W. Richmond St., Needville, with Reverend A.L. Edwards officiating.

Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, FM-521 Shiloh Church Road, Cedar Lane.

Funeral arrangements are being made with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 979-245-5197.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on June 13, 2013
 


Last Rites Today For
R. L. Maxwell

Funeral services were held today at 2:30 for Mr. Robert L. Maxwell, 73, from Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. B. A. Reeves officiating. Mr. Maxwell died at his home in Markham Monday.

He is survived by his wife and five daughters, Mrs. Della Smith, Blessing; Mrs. Patsy Kennedy, Bay City; Mrs. Dessie Frick, Mrs. Zelphia Frick and Mrs. Zella Bohuslar, all of Markham; one son, Robert L. Maxwell, in the service; one step-daughter, Mrs. Boyce Stewart. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

Burial was in Hawley Cemetery with J. T. Frick, D. A. Frick, J. O. Frick, Lester Smith, Robert Henry Smith, J. B. Smith, Wayne Smith and Junior Ertill acting as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Stanley Genzer, Johnnie Hahn, P. L. Lee, Willie Bohuslar, Ed Hiltpold, V. L. Fricke, W. L. Smith.

Daily Tribune, March 14, 1956
 



 

Bill May
1908 - 1977

Loretta May
1910 - 1982

Together Forever

Cedarvale Cemetery

Courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Roselawn Memorial Park
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Warren D. "Bud" Maynard
9 July 1936 – 21 May 2013

PALACIOS - Warren D. "Bud" Maynard, 76, of Palacios passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013. He was born July 9, 1936 in Nowata, Oklahoma to the late Chance & Edith Reed Maynard. Bud was an avid sports fan, especially football. He was a very loving father and grandfather.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents; very loving wife of 44 years: Hilda Lee Gering Maynard; and son: Louis Michael Maynard. He is survived by 2 daughters: Kathy Maynard Huddleston & husband Mike of San Antonio and Kelly Maynard Schneider & husband Ronnie of Palacios, son: Kenneth Dale Maynard & wife Barbara of Palacios; 6 grandchildren: Michael, Mark, & Matthew Huddleston, Ashlyn & Jakes Schneider, and Trey Michael Maynard; 2 great grandchildren: Cade Schneider & Luke Huddleston; and sister: Darlene Heckman

Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Palacios Funeral Home, with the family receiving visitors from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Palacios Cemetery.

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

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home (361) 972-2012.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on May 24, 2013
 


Pete Medina

(March 8, 1931 - June 4, 2013)

Pete R. Medina, 82, of Bay City passed away June 4, 2013. He was born March 8, 1931 in Thompson, Texas to the late Eusebio Medina and Bonifacia Reyes Medina. He worked for Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Olivia Medina; daughters Bonnie Carlin & husband Ricardo of Bay City and Carol Medina Lopez of Rosenberg; son Daniel Medina of Bay City; sisters Matilda Ramos of Wadsworth, Julia Torres of San Juan, TX and Dolores Tejeda of Richmond; brothers Louis Medina of Bay City, Phillip Medina of Tracy, CA and Robert Medina of Pasadena, TX; grandchildren Daniel Medina & wife Kayla, Julian Michael Medina, Ann Marie Garza, Leon Garza IV, Kristofer Jordon Medina and wife Marcela, and Martin Lopez and great grandchildren Maya Marie Medina and Jaxon Kristofer Medina.

A rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM Friday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Msgr. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons and Abel Castillo and Ray Ramos, Jr.

Bay City Tribune, June 9, 2013
 

Walter M. Medlin   1897 - 1969
Ruby L. Medlin   1902 - 1990

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 


Arthur "Mickey" Meinke   Oct. 26, 1907  - Nov. 14, 1995
Gladys "Girlie" Meinke   Apr. 21, 1905 - Nov. 26, 1996
Thomas W. Wild, Jr.   Oct. 31, 1963 - Jul. 24, 1994
 


Roselawn Memorial Park
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


 


 


Ruth Ann Meinke

INEZ—Ruth Anna Meinke, 87, of Inez, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000.

She was born June 7, 1913, in Palacios, to the late Oscar Lancaster and Lona Maynard Harris. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Inez.

Survivors: daughter, Alice Cockrell of Inez; son, Gary Meinke of Ganado; sisters, Ethel King of Beaumont and Edna Revel of Austin; brother, Oscar Harris Jr. of La Ward; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Preceded in death by: parents; sisters, Myrtle Littleton; brother, Arnold Harris.

Visitation was 7 p. m. Tuesday at McCabe-Carruth Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 10:30 a. m. today in Blessing, with Steve Sutton officiating. McCabe-Carruth Funeral Home, Victoria, 573-4341.

Honorary pallbearers: Kenneth Mericle, Jerry Stone, Greg Kutac, Billy Imes, Arnold McBee and Bill Davisson.

Memorials: First Baptist Church of Inez.

Victoria Advocate, October 25?, 2000
 


Andrew Clayton Meyer
June 22, 1977 – December 28 2013

Andrew Clayton Meyer, 36, of Bay City passed away December 28, 2013.

Clay was born June 22, 1977 in Bay City to Greg and Kristi Huebner Meyer. Clay had a kind heart and a sweet spirit and will be missed by all.

Clay is survived by his parents, Greg and Kristi Meyer; two brothers, Keith Meyer and wife Jennie, and Bryan Meyer; two nephews, Luke and Logan Meyer; and by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will receive visitors from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at the funeral home.

The funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Hoss Gwin officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers will be Ray Culver Jr., Daniel Tucker, Simon Martinez, Jose Martinez, John Dewitt, Brian Kieler, Steve Zernicek, and Mark Zernicek.

The family would like to express special thanks to Robin and her family, and also to his Aunt Lisa Cokins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Matagorda County Fair and Live Stock Association, P. O. Box 1803, Bay City, TX 77404-1803.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, January 1, 2014
 


John Paul Mielsch

Funeral services for John Paul Mielsch, 69, of Bay City were held at 5 p. m. Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at the First Christian Church with Rev. Kevin Flannery officiating. Masonic graveside services will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Mielsch passed away Saturday, June 20, 1998 at the Hermann Hospital in Houston. He was born Feb. 12, 1929 in Bay City to the late Fred Arthur Mielsch, Sr. and Ella Pauline Wasicek Mielsch.

He was a life-long resident of Bay City and was originally a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bay City. Upon his marriage to the former Evelyn M. Sutton, he transferred his church membership to the First Christian Church of Bay City. He was an active member since 1950. He served on various committees and was a Deacon and served as elder and chairman of the board. He helped with the youth group of the church because he was interested in helping the young people.

He was a graduate of the Bay City High School, a graduate of the Schriner Institute of Kerrville, Texas, and a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a retired owner of the Mielsch Motor Company Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge Dealership in Bay City, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a Charter Member of the Bay City Jay-Cees, a Charter member of the Optimist Club, a former Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 45 sponsored by the First United Methodist Church, and served on the Board of Directors for Boy Scouts Troop 863. He was a very active member of Bay City Chapter 380 Order of the Eastern Star. He was Past Worthy Patron and held many state grand offices. He was chairman of the board of the Bay City Assembly No. 119 [Order of the Rainbow for Girls] many times over the years, and received the coveted Grand Cross of Grand Assembly.

Mielsch was a very active member of the Masonic Lodge 865 A. F. & A. M. of Bay City and became Master Mason Sept. 9, 1954, Royal Arch Mason Jan. 27, 1956, Select Master Feb. 3, 1956, Worshipful Master from 1959-1960, and Knight Templar Sept. 23, 1966. He was Master during the building of the current Lodge Building. He was District Deputy Masonic District No. 32 in 1983, was Secretary of Bay City Lodge for over 23 years, Tiler eight of the last 10 years and head of building committee last 10 years.

He was past High Priest of Bay City Chapter No. 315 Royal Arch Mason, past Thrice Illustrious Master of Bay City Council No. 251 of the Royal and Select Masters and past Commander of Bay City Commandery No. 74. He was past District Deputy Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas, past District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Council of Select Masters of Texas and a Knight York Cross of Honor.

He was also a member of the Arabia Temple Shrine of Houston and Gulf Coast Shrine Club of Bay City and was only the third ever recipient of the Golden Trial [Trowel?] Award in 1996. He was a supporter and sponsor of the Matagorda County Livestock Show and Rodeo and was instrumental in starting and sponsoring the Dodge Ram Tough Series of the P. R. C. A. Rodeo from 1985 to 1990, a supporter of the Matagorda County FFA and 4-H Livestock Auction, a supporter and vice-president of the Band Aids from the Bay City High School Band, a member of the Black Cat Booster Club, and a sponsor of the Matagorda County Mud Racers Association.

He was a supporter and was instrumental in development of the Sweeny baseball field, a sponsor of the Bay City Little League Association and the Bay City Women’s Softball Association. He was Umpire in Chief and President of the Bay City Umpire’s Association and was a certified Umpire for semi-pro baseball and was certified to Umpire U. I. L. Baseball competition.

He worked hard for the youth of Matagorda County. He helped many of the young athletes with summer jobs and part-time jobs, so they could keep up with their school work and sports. Three of the students that worked for him later became professional athletes. He always tried to stress to the youth that honesty is a virtue that is always most important. Also, the word of a man was his bond.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Sutton Mielsch of Bay City; a daughter and son-in-law, Cathey Lynne Willson and husband Kenneth L. Willson, Jr. of Lake Jackson; a son, Paul Lewis Mielsch of Houston; a brother and sister-in-law, Fred Arthur Mielsch, Jr. and Margie Mielsch of Cedar Lane; a grandson, Dain J. Sawyer of Lake Jackson; and two aunts, Alma Schiller of East Bernard and Rosie Wasicek of Wallis.

Pallbearers for the church service will be Paul Mayberry, Archie “Sonny” Peterson, Ladell Sump, Jack Birkner, Gerald Nordin, Dr. Russell Matthes, J. D. Vernon, Steve Bailey, Malcolm McKenzie, Sr., and Dr. Joe Cannon. Masonic pallbearers will be Mike Plemmons, Paul Pennington, Barry Fry, Bill Sturtz, Tommy Abendroth, Ed Reynal, Ronnie McElhenny, Rodney Mount, Mike Coppinger and Ken Shelly. Honorary pallbearers include Dain J. Sawyer, Kenneth H. Willson, Jr., David Hinton, Dr. James Cowart, Howard Ham, Douglas Wells, Eli Barefield, Jimmy Ray Been, Marcus Smith, Lanier Hester, Norwood Clapp, C. E. “Sonny” Fountain, Harry Fountain, Jim Spoonemore, Donald Roy Perkins, Glenn Sedam, Gary Gregory, Troy Gregory, Bobby Lewis Nordin, Jon Sklar, Cecilio Garza, Jr., Adolph Sklar, Jr., Harry Norris, Jr., Brett Daniel, Don Rouse, Brad Bowman, Bobby Seiferman, Terry Don Perkins, Malcolm McKenzie, Jr., Bobby Bell, Mel Lofton, Larry Tihacek, Victor Tihacek, Larry Keisling, Jack Liem, Johnny Snyder, Sonny Boysen, Tom Jones, Mark Wells, W. J. and David Wasicek, Scott Nunn, Emil Balusek and Wayne Arnold.

Memorials may be made to The First Christian Church of Bay City, The Shriner’s Children’s Hospital of Houston, or to the Masonic Home for Children in Waco.

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

The Daily Tribune, June 26, 1998
 


Paul Lewis Mielsch
May 6, 1960 – Feb. 9, 2013

Paul Lewis Mielsch, 52, of Bay City passed away February 9, 2013 in Houston, Texas. He was born May 6, 1960 to John Paul Mielsch and Evelyn Sutton Mielsch.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Paul Mielsch; grandparents, Lewis L. and Thelma Sutton and Fred A. and Ella Mielsch.

He is survived by: mother, Evelyn S. Mielsch; sister, Cathey Lynne Willson; brother-in-law, Kenneth H. Willson; and nephew, Dain J. Sawyer.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on February 16, 2013 at First Christian Church with the Rev. Tom Quirk with remarks from Dr. Joseph Cannon.

Pallbearers will be Johnathan Sklar, Glen Hubener, Roy Cavaela, Harry Norris, Jr., Dain J. Sawyer, Ken H. Willson Jr. and Cody Holloway.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Paul L. Mielsch Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1533, Bay City, Texas 77404.

Bay City Tribune, February 13, 2013
 


Charles Thomas Mikus

Funeral services for Charles Thomas Mikus, 66, of Houston will be held 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Palacios Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bernard “Buck” Richea officiating. Burial will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Mr. Mikus was born Jan. 4, 1925, to Charles J. and Sophie Raska Mikus in Houston and died June 30, 1991, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tampa, Fla.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Navy.

He is survived by his ex-wife, Edna Mikus of Houston; two daughters, Sheryl Jeffery and Sophie Mikus of Houston; a son, Charles Mikus of Houston; one sister, Evelyn Trigg; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Palacios.

Daily Tribune, July 1 or 2, 1991
 


Annie Mae Miller

(October 10, 1930 - January 7, 2014)

Annie Mae Miller, 83, of Wadsworth passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 in Bay City. She was born October 10, 1930 in El Maton, TX to the late Adolph & Ethel Vavra Genzer. Annie was a life long resident of Matagorda County, a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Wadsworth, a life member of VFW Post 2438 Ladies Auxiliary, and worked as an office clerk for J. C. Penny’s for many years.

She is survived by her loving husband: William E. Miller of Wadsworth; 3 daughters: Doris Layton & husband Johnny of Wadsworth, Karen Trobl & husband Jimmy of Bay City, and Laura Evans & husband Steve of Barksdale, TX; son: Joe Gates & wife Sandra of League City; step daughter: Kathy Cofrin & husband Albert of Houston; sister: Bernice Woodrow & husband Charles of Brazoria, brother: Stanley Genzer & wife Joyce of Markham; 9 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. Annie was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Roderick Gates and 5 siblings.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday, January 9, 2014 at the funeral home. The mass will be held 10:00 AM Friday, January 10, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Wadsworth with Father Greg Korenek officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers will be: Johnny Lee Layton Jr., Joey Trobl, David Allen, Steven Evans, Jr., Caleb Evans, Paul Brunner and Rod Gates. Her grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Donations may be made to the Phillip H. Parker VFW Post 2438, P. O. Box 269, Bay City, TX 77404-0269.

Bay City Tribune, January 12, 2014
 


Gene Paul Miller
(September 2, 1933 - February 3, 2014)

Gene Paul Miller, 80, of Bay City passed away February 3, 2014. He was born September 2, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri, to John Eugene Miller and Blanche Roegner Miller.

He served his county in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict where he taught electronics to NATO Students in Germany for 3 years. He was an I & E Forman for Mundy Co. at Celanese Plant for 11 years. He loved woodworking in his shop and was blessed with the ability to fix anything.

Survivors include his mother Blanche Miller of Bay City; wife Katherine (Collins) Miller of Bay City; son Stewart N. Miller (Nena Duvall) of Seabrook, TX; daughters Karen D. LaBouve (Ray) of Nederland, TX and Barbara A. Blanchard (James) of Friendswood, TX; grandchildren Christopher N. Miller (Trisha), Tyler C. Miller, Cornelia A. Miller, Jesse S. Miller, Cody I. Blanchard (Erin), Mitchell P. Blanchard, Katherine M. Blanchard and great grandchildren Madison Miller, Tessa Miller and Karlee Blanchard.

A memorial service honoring his life will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Russ Munch officiating. Memorials in his name may be made to The Food Pantry at the First United Methodist Church.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Katie Wells Miller, 89, of Victoria, died Monday, May 2, 2005.

She was born July 31, 1915, in Midway, to the late John E. and Ada Christian Ivie Wells. She was a homemaker and a member of Burnet Art Club.

Survivors: daughter, Peggy Miller Gayle of Victoria; sisters, Sybil Nichols of College Station, Edith Joice of Tow, Tempie Green of Riverside, and Maxine Harkins of Kerrville; brother, Jack Wells of South Houston; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Elvin T. Miller; infant daughter, Elva Estelle Miller; sisters, Jewel Pearson, Ruby Harvey, Lois Moreland, and Pauline Colbert; and one granddaughter.

Visitation will be 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grace Funeral Home chapel.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Hawley Cemetery, the Rev. John Fisher and Virgil Martin officiating. Grace Funeral Home, Victoria, 361-573-4341.

Memorials: Hospice of South Texas.

Published in the Victoria Advocate, May 5, 2005          Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Bonnie Charlene Mills
June 22, 1924 –August 9, 2013

Bonnie Charlene Mills, 89, of Bay City, passed away August 9, 2013.

She was born June 22, 1924 in Petrolia, Illinois to Charles and Ava Dunlap Smith. She was one of eight children.

Bonnie married Lloyd C. Mills in 1941 and they had four sons.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; four sisters, June, Maxine, Marge and Verna Mae; two brothers, Carson and Ray; one son, Donald Eugene (Gene) Mills; one daughter-in-law, Shirley Mills; and her best friend, Betty Gentry.

Bonnie was a loving mother, who worked two jobs to raise her “boys,” who were her world. Kids who grew up in Petrolia still remember her wonderful lunches when she was the cook at the grade school there. She was life long member of Petrolia UMC and a wonderful sister, aunt and friend to many.

She is survived by: three sons, Clifford Allen (Butch) Mills of Covington, IN, James Richard (Dick) Mills (Mari) of Silver Spring, MD and Michael D. (Mike) Mills (Kathy) of Bay City; one daughter-in-law, Penny Mills of Bridgeport; one sister, Mary Howe of Lawrenceville; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, whom she loved as her own (including her “favorite son” Chuck Baldwin of Kingfisher, Okla.) and many “camping buddies” from East Fork Camp Ground in Olney.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Cunningham Funeral Home in Bridgeport, Illinois.

Bay City Tribune, August 14, 2013
 



 

Bertha E. Moffett

July 13, 1899
June 25, 1988

Cedarvale Cemetery

Courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Edward R. Moffet Jr.

Cedarvale Cemetery

Courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 



 

Edward R. Moffett

June 8, 1894
Oct. 31, 1976

Cedarvale Cemetery

Courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 

Sarah A. Moffett

wife of
U. E. Moffett

May 26, 1854
Dec. 31, 1923

As a wife devoted.
As a mother affectionate.
As a friend ever kind and true.

Cedarvale Cemetery

Courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 



 

U. E. Moffett

Oct. 30, 1851
Aug. 25, 1916

Father hath gone on
before to greet us on
the blissful shore.

Cedarvale Cemetery

Courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 


Ramon Montalvo
February 27, 1919 – February 12, 2014

Ramon Montalvo, 94, of Wadsworth passed away February 12, 2014.

He was born February 27, 1919 in Bay City, TX, to the late Felipe and Eulalia Vasquez Montalvo. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII.

His wife, Maria Delores Montalvo; and son, Roy Montalvo preceded him in death.

Survivors include daughters, Maria McLain (Cecil) of El Campo, Juanita McLain (Robin) of Bay City, Susie Gussman of Wadsworth and Mona Lechuga (Ernest) of Bay City; sister, Juanita Montalvo of Galveston; brother, Fernando Montalvo of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Aaron, Laylia and Beth McLain, Venus Smith, Robin McLain Jr., Steven McLain, Vanessa McLain, Roy McLain, Virginia Sanchez and Andrew Medina; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

A rosary was recited at 6 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2014 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Msgr. Gerry Cernoch officiating.

Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Oscar Ramos, Robin McLain Jr., Aaron McLain, Andrew Medina, Christian McLain and Rick Ramos.

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, February 16, 2014
 


Gary Wayne Mooneyham

Gary Wayne Mooneyham, 26, of Palacios, Texas died Monday January 29, 2011. He was born August 6, 1974 in Bowie County, Texas to Curtis W. and Evyone Garner Mooneyham.

He is survived by his parents: daughter, Destine Mooneyham of El Campo, Texas; brothers, David Mooneyham of San Antonio, Kevin Mooneyham and Greg Mooneyham both of Palacios.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday, February 2, 2001 at Palacios Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Palacios Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, February 1, 2001   A00011A2001FB01
 


Angelica “Angie” Moore

Funeral services for Angelica “Angie” Moore, 27, of Texas City, will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Nichols Street Church of Christ in Bay City, Texas with Brother A. W. Ward officiating. 

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

She leaves to cherish her many memories, a precious son, Kaleb Williams; mother, Ethel Brown (Cleophus) of Lake Jackson; father, John Kesee; three brothers, Marcus Brown, Daniel Lewis, and Jarius Kesee; four sisters, Janelle and Jeanetta Grovey, Stephanie Stubblefield, and Angela Hudson; grandmother, Betty Moore of Bay City;  special friend, Calvin Williams; and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, September 27, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m at Green’s Mortuary Funeral Home in Bay City.

Visitation will also be at the church Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Green’s Mortuary at (979) 245-3489.

Bay City Tribune, September 25, 2013
 


Eleanor C. Moore - Matagorda Cemetery - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Gloria Moore

Funeral services for Gloria Moore, 79, of Bay City were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Enterprise Baptist Church, with Rev. C. Donnell Wallace, officiating.

Burial followed the service at Eastview Cemetery.

Visitation was held Friday, July 26, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the chapel of Green’s Mortuary.

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

Bay City Tribune, July 28, 2013
 


Gloria Moore

Funeral services for Gloria Moore, 80, of Bay City, who passed away January 2, 2014, will be Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 11 a.m., at Bethel Baptist Church, with Pastor L. C. Cunningham, Jr., officiating.

Burial will follow immediately after services at  Eastview Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Friday, January 10, 2014 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., in the chapel of Green’s Mortuary.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Anthony Wayne Johnson, Sr. (Kathy) of Rancho Cucamonga, California; grandchildren, Anthony W. Johnson, II, Monae J. Johnson and Shawntre Ratliff; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Brittany , Brishawna and Shawntre Jr.; great-great-grandchild, Tiana; three sisters, Alma Fields, Eddie Lou Griggs and Mammie Lou Johnson; three brothers, Elmer James Johnson, Gifford Johnson, Jr, and Curtis Johnson; and sister-in-law, Lillie Johnson, all of Bay City; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

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

Bay City Tribune, January 8, 2014

 



 

Shane Loyd Moore
Jan. 6, 1977 - Feb. 15, 1981

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Dustin James Morales AKA “Roach”, “Dudders”

July 28, 1992-September 26, 2013

Our son, brother, father and best friend went to be with the lord.

He leaves behind his loving parents, Andres and Heather Morales; Wayne and Tara Brewer; brothers, A.J. (Danielle) Morales, Wedo Morales, Cheyenne Morales, Dakota Morales, Douglas Searles; sisters, Areeana Brewer, devoted friend and mother of his daughter, Katelynn De La Rosa; his one and only loving daughter, “July” Julissiah  Nevaeh Morales; aunts, Jaimi Robertson, Marcella Tobar, Kimberly Valdez, Margie Morales; uncles, Dino Morales, Douglas Chastain, Devoted “Shortyz” and so many more family and friends.

His “Nana” Jean Ann Appling; and “Momo” Janie Marcella Morales; and “Bro” Josh Clayton; and Nephew Baby Josh Clayton, preceded him in death.

He filled so many hearts with love with only a smile.

His viewing will be on October 4, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Family Worship Center, 2717 9th Street, Bay City Texas 77414

On October 5, 2013 at 1 p.m., there will be a Celebration of his life at the VFW Hall, 1672 Hwy 60 North Bay City, Texas 77414.

Bay City Tribune, October 2, 2013
 


Ida Varina Morehead

Mrs. Ida Varina Morehead, 91, of Bay City, died at Lake Jackson Nursing Home on June 15. She was a member and past matron of the Bay City Chapter 380, Order of the Easter Star, member of the Past Matrons and Patrons Club, active in her church, member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class and the Women's Society of Christian Service and a lifelong resident of Matagorda County. Survivors include: daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Stewart of Wharton; sons, Thomas "Tommy" Morehead of Richmond and William M. "Billy" Morehead of Bruni; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Thursday, June 19 at 2 p. m. with the Rev. S. Merle Waters officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Arrangements made with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, June 17, 1980
 


William Middleton Morehead

Funeral services for William Middleton Morehead, 85, of Mission Viejo Calif. will be 11 a. m. Saturday, March 7 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Toland officiating. Interment will be at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Mr. Morehead died March 1 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange, Calif.

He was born March 22, 1912 in Buckholts, Milam Co., Texas to the late William Henry and Ida Varina Lowe Morehead. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bay City, a member and past Master of Bay City Masonic Lodge No. 865 A. F. and A. M. and also past Master of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas.

He was a former longtime resident of Bay City, and former resident of Bruni, Texas and has been living in Mission Viejo for the past 14 months. In 1997, he retired from Skelly Oil with some 35 years of service.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Paul Payne of Mission Viejo; one granddaughter, Denise L. Payne of Corona, Calif.; and two great grandchildren, Ben and Dawn Payne of Corona.

He was preceded in death by his wife Julie Inez Morehead on November 18, 1993; two sisters, Beatrice Stewart and Freda McKelvy and by one brother, Tommy Morehead.

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

The Daily Tribune, March 5, 1998
 

Aida Y. Breaux Moreno
Jan. 23, 1942 - Jan. 23, 2005

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 



 

H. W. "Jack" Morey

1903 - 1981

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Mary Anne Billingsley Morgan

Funeral services for Mary Anne Billingsley Morgan, 86, of Houston are scheduled for 10 a. m., Friday Sept. 26, 1997 at the First Baptist Church in Bay City with Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiaint. Interment will follow in Cedarvale Cemetery.

Mrs. Morgan died Sept. 21, 1997 and was a former 37-year resident of Bay City. She had resided in Houston for the past 15 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Anne LaCour and husband Ron; two grandchildren, Rodney LaCour and Andrea LaCour, all of Spokane, Wash.; sister, Donie Pfleider of Irvine, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Morgan was preceded in death by her beloved husband John Green Morgan. She was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Bay City Chapter 380. Friends may call at Geo. Lewis and Sons, 1010 Bering Dr., Houston after 9 a. m. on Thursday where the family will be present for visitation from 5 to 7 p. m.

Arrangements with Geo. Lewis and Sons, 713-789-3005.

The Daily Tribune, September 24, 1997
 


Otis Guinn Morgan

Morgan, Otis Guinn, 73, of Wharton, died Sunday at Matagorda General Hospital. Funeral services set for 2:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Taylor Brothers Funeral Chapel with the Rev. G. T. Parker and the Rev. James Appleby of Markham officiating. Morgan is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Quinney of Markham; one son, James W. Morgan of Paramount, Calif.; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Daily Tribune, October 21, 1968
 


Beverly Jo Morris

Funeral services for Beverly Jo Morris, 39, Bay City, Texas are pending. Officiating will be by Kenny Petro of Jones Creek and Hoss Gwin of Bay City. Interment will be at Hawley Cemetery in El Maton, Texas.

Morris died May 26 at 11:30 a.m. at her home.

She is survived by O. J. Fickel, Jr. of Bay City, Faye Jennings of Pasadena, Misty Sansing of Selkirk, Tim Sansing of Bay City, Michelle Avants, Nicole Avants, Leeda Powell of Austin, Troby Dawn Besetsny of Houston, Dana Phillips of Brookshire, Willie Mae Horelica of Beaumont, Blanch Zahradnik of Bay City, and longtime friend Steve Roe of Bay City.

Morris was born on December 2, 1959 in Wharton to O. J. Fickel, Jr. and Z. Faye Payne.

In lieu of flowers, donation information can be provided by Eva Rutherford at Norwest Bank on 1801 Seventh St. in Bay City.

Daily Tribune, May 30, 1999
 


Julius Mosier Dies Saturday Morning

Mr. Julius Mosier, age 87, 10 months and 11 days, was taken in death here Saturday morning at 9:45 following an illness of long duration. The octogenarian was a life long resident of Matagorda County.

He is survived by four nephews; W. H. Smith of Blessing, Rudolph and Ed and August Mosier of Palacios; two nieces, Mrs. Clara Hicks of Palacios and Mrs. Anna Mae Cartwright of Seminole.

Funeral services were held from the Matchett-Newman Funeral Home, Monday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. R. E. Black of Markham officiating. Burial was in Hawley Cemetery.

Matagorda County Tribune, July 25, 1949
 


Delilah Wiley Morton

Mrs. Delilah Wiley Morton, 50, of Palacios died April 15 at the Wagner General Hospital in Palacios. She was a lifetime resident of Matagorda Co. and served as a nurses aide at the Leisure Lodge Nursing Home in Palacios before her illness. Survivors include: husband Billy Morton of Palacios; daughter, Teresa Blackwell of Palacios; sons, James of Bay City and Braxton of Palacios; brothers, Charles H. Wiley of Houston, Leslie Wiley of Santee, California, and John David Wiley of Palacios; two grandsons. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Palacios Funeral Home with Rev. j. R. Gwin officiating. Interment will be at the Hawley Cemetery with pallbearers being: Lawrence Mitchell, Cotton J. Cox, Ray Shaw, Bernard Jensen and George Capak. Arrangements under the direction of Taylor Bros. Palacios Funeral Home.

Newspaper and date unknown
 


Thomas W. Morton

Funeral services for Thomas Warren Morton were held at the Palacios Funeral Home Sunday, March 14, at 3 p. m. with the Rev. W. D. Baker officiating. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery.

A retired carpenter, he was born November 25, 1889, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, a son of Samuel A. and Maggie H. Swearingen Morton. He died Friday morning, March 12, in Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Morton of Blessing; two daughters, Mrs. Norene Nelson of Bay City and Mrs. Elizabeth Fern Day of Blessing; three sons, Lester and Billy M. Morton of Palacios and Donald E. Morton of Pecos; four sisters, Esther F. Poe of Stockton, Calif., Sammie A. Bynum of Fresno, Calif., Marie Terry of Dallas and Dorthy Scarborough of Kerens; thirteen grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Palacios Beacon, March 18, 1971
 


Wadsworth Resident, Charles E. Moser, Dies In Galveston

Charles Ernest Moser, 75, of Wadsworth died Friday in a Galveston hospital. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Ecabodor of San Diego, Mrs. Louis Schumacher of Corpus Christi, Mrs. I. C. Morris of Refugio; four sons, Ernest Jr. of Los Angeles, Jimmy of the U. S. Navy at San Diego, Fred of Brooklyn, and Rex of Houston.

Paper and date unknown
 


Funeral Services For Ex-Markham Resident Sunday

Funeral services for Grady E. Moss, 54, a former resident of Markham, will be held at 1 p. m. Sunday at the Martin Funeral Home chapel in Alvin followed by graveside services at 4 p. m. at Hawley Cemetery.

Moss, a Navy veteran, is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Bohuslar and Mrs. Pier Lee of Markham; one brother, Jesse Moss, Sand Springs, Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Cook, Holdenville, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Leon Mewberry, Bakersfield, California; and three grandchildren.

Daily Tribune, July 12, 1961
 


Joseph A. “Joey” Mower

Funeral services for Joseph A. “Joey” Mower, 24 of Palacios are scheduled for 2 p. m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 1994, at First Baptist Church in Palacios with the Rev. Hollas Hoffman officiating. Burial will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Mr. Mower was born Jan. 31, 1970, in Ft. Myers, Fla., to Bruce and Jane Morad Mower and died Oct. 29, 1994, in Victoria.

He graduated from Palacios High School in 1988 and joined the U. S. Navy. He served in the Persian Gulf War. After returning home, he became an electrician for Formosa Plastics. He was also a member of the Palacios Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Kelly Mower of Palacios; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Mower of Palacios; a daughter, Brooke Florene Mower of Palacios; a sister, Michelle Fischer of Savannah, Ga.; a brother, Ashel Mower of the U. S. Navy.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home of Palacios.

Daily Tribune, November 1, 1994
 


Gail Lois Mozley

Graveside funeral services for Gail Lois Mozley, 63, of Palacios will be at 2 p. m. on Wednesday, March 11 at Hawley Cemetery with Joe Dan Huffman officiating.

Mrs. Mozley died March 8 at Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca. She was born September 22, 1934 to the late Gayle and Elida Miller Johnson in Rio Grande City. She was a member of the Church or Christ and a life-long resident of Palacios.

She is survived by husband Howard Mozley of Palacios; a daughter and son-in-law, Teri and Donald Kelly of Palacios; son and daughter-in-law Monty and Kathy Mozley of Palacios; a brother, George Johnson of Houston; five grandchildren, Justin, Dylan and Lucas Kelly and Monte and Will Mozley all of Palacios.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Palacios.

Daily Tribune, March 10, 1998                          Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Raymond E. Mozley

Raymond E. Mozley, 63, of Galveston, were at 2 p. m. Monday, Aug. 10, 1998 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, President Joe Cannon officiating.

Interment followed at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Mr. Mozley died Aug. 5 in Palacios.

He was born October 16, 1935 in Palacios to the late Earl and Lola Gillespie Mozley.

He was a resident of Galveston for the past five years and a former longtime resident of Matagorda County.

He was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Survivors are: daughter, Cindy Martine of Galveston; sister, Mildred Miller of Port Lavaca; brother, Howard Mozley of Palacios, Richard Mozley of Blessing, and Clifford Mozley of Los Angeles.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elvera Mozley.

Pallbearers were Monty Mozley, Ricky Mozley, Donald Kelly, Glenn Ashcraft, Reuben Gariby and Justin Mozley.

Honorary pallbearers were Charles Talbot, Shep Graham, E. J. Thormaehlen, E. J. Ashcraft, Jr., John Underwood, William Zundel, Brian Johnson, and Greg Jones.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, August 11, 1998
 


Christopher Columbus Murphree
September 19, 1927 – July 20, 2013

Christopher Columbus Murphree, 85, of Bay City, Texas passed away July 20, 2013.

He was born September 19, 1927 in Haworth, Oklahoma to the late Leonard Franklin Murphree and Jettie Wooley Murphree. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from the Matagorda County Drainage District after 36 years of service. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include his wife, Joy Clayton Murphree; daughter, Betty Crosby and husband David; sons, Wayne Murphree and wife Lyssa, and Gary Murphree and wife Lori; and sister, Lillie Buffaloe. all of Bay City; special daughters, Mildred Martin of Beaumont and Ruby Burch of Wiley, TX; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Three sisters and one brother all preceded him in death.

The family received friends and relatives from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 22, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel with Rev. Warren Muntz officiating.

Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers were Steven Clayton, Wesley Clayton, Mike Buffaloe, T. J. Buffaloe, Donnie Buffaloe, Clay Cook, Tommy Crosby, Michael Crosby and Lee Vaughan. Honorary pallbearers were James Rother, Jimmy Stephens, Truett Farris, Sherman Morgan, Jack Brannon, Ray Smithey, Benny Owen and Milton Jarrell.

Memorials in his name may be made to the Gideons International or the Church of the Nazarene.

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

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, July 24, 2013
 


John Benjamin Murphy

John Benjamin Murphy, 57, of Palacios died Tuesday, February 24, 1981 at Wagner General Hospital. He was a lifetime resident of Matagorda County and a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U. S. Army. Survivors include: brothers, Ben C. Murphy and Leonard B. Murphy of Blessing. Funeral services will be held at the Palacios Funeral Home Thursday, February 26, at 2 p. m. with Rev. J. R. Gwin officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

Newspaper and date unknown
 


Vernon C. Murphy

MURPHY, Vernon C., age 79, passed away December 15 in Wagner General Hospital, Palacios. A resident of the Palacios area since 1918, Mr. Murphy was a retired rice farmer. Services were held Thursday, December 16, at 2:00 p. m. in the Palacios Funeral Home, with the Rev. Leslie Webb officiating. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Pearl Murphy, sons John, Leonard, and Van, all of Blessing. Also, sisters, Mrs. Laura Erickson, Blessing; Mrs. Faye Taylor of Clemville and six grandchildren. Pallbearers were Tony Sliva, Elija Sliva, Raymond Laslie, L. B. Laslie, A. C. Harter, Raymond Svetlik and Ben Blackburn. Palacios Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Daily Tribune, December 16, 1971
 



 
John Murray

Born
May 10, 1835

Died
Aug. 9, 1893

 

Matagorda Cemetery

 

Photo courtesy of
Faye Cunningham

 

Copyright 2013 - Present by Carol Sue Gibbs
All rights reserved

Created
Mar. 29, 2013
Updated
Mar. 29, 2013
 

HOME