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Mavis L. Pointer Nailor

Funeral services for Mavis L. Pointer Nailor, 41, of Wadsworth, are scheduled for 2 p. m. Wednesday at Mother Zion Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. K. J. Griggs officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation will be until 9 p. m. Tuesday at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home and from 1 to 2 p. m. at Mother Zion Baptist Church.

Mrs. Nailor was born Oct. 14, 1952, in Bay City to Louis, Sr. and Jewel Morgan Pointer and died Jan. 21, 1994, at Matagorda General Hospital.

A 1971 graduate of Bay City High School, she earned a bachelor of science degree from Texas Women’s University and earned a master of arts degree from the University of Houston.

Survivors include her parents, Louis Pointer, Sr. and Jewel Pointer Marsh, both of Bay City; a son, Chauson Nailor of Bay City; stepmother, Lillie Pointer of Bay City; three sisters, Carol Marsh, Katrina Marsh and Gail Marsh, all of Bay City; three brothers, Louis Pointer, Jr. of Giddings, Anthony Marsh and Ricky Marsh, both of Bay City, four aunts, Carrie Powell, Vernice Speed and Doris Wiley, all of Bay City and Nannie Walker, of Corpus Christi; three uncles, Lewis Morgan and L. C. Pointer, both of Bay City and James Holmes of Galveston and many cousins, other relatives and a family of friends.

Pallbearers are Bryan K. Scott, Benjamin Scott Sr., Benjamin Scott Jr., Ronald J. Scott, Jerry Manning and Douglas Smith.

Honorary pallbearers are the Bay City High School Class of 1971, Second Grade Class of Velasco Elementary School and the ushers and nurses of Mother Zion Baptist Church.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, January, 1994                               Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott

Patty Walker Nance

Graveside services for Pat Nance, 58, of Markham, were held at noon Monday in Hawley Cemetery in Blessing with the Rev. Earl Breazeale officiating.

Mrs. Nance was born Jan. 13, 1935, in Robinson, Kan., to Charles and Elba McCorkle Walker and died Jan. 1, 1994, in Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

Formerly of Oklahoma, she was a resident of Markham for 10 years.

Survivors include her husband, Hank Nance of Markham; her mother, Elba Walker of Twin Falls, Idaho; a daughter, Debbie June and Dennis Ray Lindley, Sr. of Markham; three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Randall and LaRhonda Nance of Hawkins, Henry David and Teressa Nance of Markham and Adam James Nance of Markham; two sisters, Sandra Wilkins of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Dorothy Wakefield of Bay City; five grandchildren, Amanda Faith Lindley, Justin Lee Nance, Rebecca Lynn Nance, Dennis Lindley, Jr. and Shawn Clifton Lindley.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home of Bay City.

Daily Tribune, January 4, 1994

Violet Kincaid Nance

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Violet K. Nance

BAY CITY - Violet Kincaid Nance, 80, of Bay City, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004.

She was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Gonzales, to the late Hugh Everett and Ginny B. Kincaid. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors: daughters, Debra Kay Nance, Ginney Evelna Mallard, and Patricia Dale Hagaman all of Bay City; sons, Woodrow William "Bill" Nance of Smithville, Bradford Robin Nance of Crosby, and David Brent Nance of Kyle; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, William Dale Nance; and three grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, the Rev. Mike Zimmerman officiating.

Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, April 29, 2004

Mr. William Henson Nance, for the past 30 years a resident of Bay City, passed away at the home of his son, J. D. Nance, in this city Tuesday, Oct. 2, at noon and will be buried in Cedarvale cemetery tomorrow, (Thursday) afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Mr. Nance was born in Alabama in 1851. At the time of his death he was 77 years, 6 months and 2 days of age. He moved to Texas thirty years ago and had lived here all the time being engaged in farming.

Four sons and two daughters survive him. They are W. E., of Beaumont; S. A. of California; H. L. of Palacios; J. D. of Bay City; Mrs. F. L. Welsh, of Trinity, and Miss Pinkie, of Dallas.

Mr. Nance was of a quiet and unassuming nature, honest in his dealings, sympathetic in manner and a good, loyal friend and neighbor. He was a member of the Christian church.

The Tribune joins the many friends of the family in an offer of sympathy.

Matagorda County Tribune or Daily Tribune, October 5, 1928

Funeral services for Colleen T. Nataro, 68, of Palacios, were held June 5, 2004 at the First United Methodist Church of Palacios with Pastor Jay Simonsen and Pastor Ray Bowles officiating. Interment was at Palacios Cemetery.

Mrs. Nataro was born July 9, 1935 in Palacios to the late Patrick Roger and Lorene Tabb Treacy. She died June 2, 2004 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston, Tx.

A resident of Palacios for the past eight years and former longtime resident of Texas City, Mrs. Nataro was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Palacios. She was a manager and officer of Southwestern Barge in Channelview, Tx for many years and for the past eight years she was the resident receptionist for the Palacios Funeral Home.

A life member and past president of the Athena Club, Mrs. Nataro was also a board member of the Palacios Cemetery Association since 1999 and vice president since December of 2000, a century club member of the Palacios Library and was life member of The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 649 of Palacios.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Treacy Lynn and Earl Pattillo of Edna, Tx; two sons and daughter-in-law, Mike and Phyllis McHaney of Rosenberg, Tx and Pat McHaney of Cleveland, Tx; a sister and brother-in-law, Bobbie and Clyde Cook of Nederland, Tx; five grandchildren, Brandon McHaney of Houston, Tx, Roger and John Harvey both of Austin, Tx, Rhiannon McHaney of Tarkington, Tx and Patricia McHaney of Cleveland, Tx; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, George McHaney, and by her second husband, Louis Nataro.

Pallbearers were Homer Aparicio, Carl Sexton, Raymond Mitchell, David Walker, Robert Starkey and Charles Harvey. Honorary Pallbearer was James Kruse.

Palacios Beacon, June 9, 2004

Deanna Spedale Nealy

PALACIOS - Deanna Spedale Nealy, 47, of Palacios, and formerly of Denham Springs, La., passed away recently. She was born in Baton Rouge, La. on Oct. 18, 1963 to Loretta Garcia and the late Edgar Spedale.

Deanna is survived by her sons, Jonluke Wild and Daniel Nealy; her spouse, Dwayne Nealy; mother, Loretta Garcia; her stepfather, Joaquin Garcia; her sisters, Donna Lemoine, Delinda Miley, Doreen Sanchez, Debbie Guilliams; her brothers, Eddie Garcia, Albert Garcia, and Joey Garcia; and grandchildren, Abigail Marie Wild, Chloe Story, and Jenna Story.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, with the church service at 3 p.m., at Redeeming Life Church, 31291 Walker North Rd., in Walker, La. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Jonluke Wild, Daniel Nealy, Ronnie Shirah, David Price, Wesley Orillion, and Tabatha Lemoine.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 9, 2011

Durell Nealy
(December 27, 1913 - January 1, 2012)

Durell Nealy, 98, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2012 in Bastrop where he had lived the last six years. He was born December 27, 1913 in Mooringsport LA. Nealy is survived by his daughter, Connie and her husband Admiral Vern Clark of Phoenix AZ; a brother, Dr. Wrendell Nealy, MD, and his sister Sug Tate of Baton Rouge LA; and grandsons Jeff and Matt Clark of Phoenix. His wife Addie of 70 years, Addie, passed away in 2007. He also had a brother, Fred, who preceded him in death. Nealy was a long time resident and business man of Bay City TX.. He owned and operated OK Rubber Welders and later Speedway Oil Company which served an area across the southern part of Texas. The Nealy’s were also very active in their local church. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday January 5th at 10 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church in Bastrop. Interment will follow at the Southpark Cemetery in Pearland.

Mrs. Anna Nedbalek Dies In Blessing

Mrs. Anna Nedbalek of Blessing passed away Saturday, December 28 at the age of 72. She was a native of Europe and a resident of this area for 38 years. She was a member of the S. P. J. S. T., El Maton Chapter.

Services were held at the Czech Brethren Church of Blessing at 10 a. m. with Brother Gordon Hejl officiating. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Libbie Rizzo, Mrs. Leonarda Bailey and Mrs. Lillie Kana all of Houston, Mrs. Rosa Mae Kana of Danevang and Mrs. Annie Mazoch of Louisiana and three sons, Emil of Houston, Eddie and Johnnie of Blessing, 28 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Palacios Beacon, January 9, 1964

Eddie E. Nedbalek

NEDBALEK, Eddie E., 44, of Blessing, died July 4. Services were held Sunday at 3 p. m. at the Triska Funeral Chapel in El Campo. He was buried in the Hawley Cemetery. The Rev. Edwin F. Lampe officiated.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Angie Nedbalek and daughter, Miss Betty Ann Nedbalek. Also two brothers Emil of Houston and John of Blessing. Five sisters, Libbie Rizzo of Houston, Rosa Mae Kana of El Campo, Leonarda Bailey of Houston, Lillie Kana of Houston and Annie Mazoch of Louisiana.

Pallbearers were members of American Legion in Blessing. They were Lee M. Pierce, Jerry Flint, Jerry Hlozek, Jim Tobola, Victor Zemanek and Bill Bloskas. The color Guards were Henry Knebel and Loui Fabrygel. The color Bearers were Joe Dedek and A. V. Bosak. The color guard and color bearers commander was Bert Logan. The bugler was Martin Tobola. The honorary pallbearers were Nephews Ronald Nedbalek, Kenneth Kana, Larry Kana, Luke and John Rizzo and James Kana.

Newspaper and date unknown

Nedbalek Services At Midfield Set Wednesday At 10

Funeral services for John Nedbalek, 64, will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday, at Midfield Lutheran Church, with Rev. John A. Burton of Bellville officiating. Interment will be at Hawley Cemetery, with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Nedbalek died suddenly Monday morning at his home in Blessing. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and a member of the SPJST Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Nedbalek of Blessing; five daughters, Mrs. Charles Rizzo of Houston, Mrs. Steve Kana of Danevang, Mrs. Earl Bailey of Louisiana, Mrs. Jerome Kana of Houston, Mrs. I. J. Mazoch of El Campo; three sons, Emil of Houston, Eddie of Port Lavaca, and Johnnie of Blessing; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Danchal and Mrs. Marie Junek of Snook, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Emil Morris, Victor Zemanek, Joe F. Dedek, Jerry Horzek, Jim Tabola and George Vaculin.

Daily Tribune, February 19, 1957

Frieda Artner Nelsen
(June 12, 1934 - December 20, 2011)

Frieda Artner Nelsen, 77, was born June 12, 1934 to parents Josef Artner and Maria Winterbacher Artner in Lower Austria Parish Melk, Deanship Ybbs. She passed away on December 20, 2011 in Palacios, Texas. Her parents preceded her in death, as did three brothers, two sisters, and a son-in-law Vernon L. Henkes.

She is survived by her husband: Alton N. Nelsen of Palacios; sister: Theresa Artner of Vienna, Austria; her four children and their spouses, and by numerous nieces and nephews both in the United States and in Europe.

Frieda immigrated to Canada in June of 1955 and in October of that year married her husband of 56 years. Together, they had four children: Linda Miculka & husband David of El Campo, Patsy Simpson & husband Clay of Johnson City, Donna Henkes Tuttle & husband Steve of Lake Jackson, and Aaron Nelsen & wife M’Liss of Pflugerville. Frieda is survived by eight grandchildren: Kyle Simpson, Brian Miculka, Jenna Henkes Warner, Kayla Simpson, Courtney Henkes, Meredith Nelsen, Amanda Nelsen, and Morgan Nelsen and also by two great grandchildren: Connor Henkes and Lilly Simpson.

Frieda loved children and was especially proud of her own. During her married life, she made five return trips to Austria to visit relatives and friends. She had a kind and loving heart and will be sorely missed.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Palacios Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, December 22, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church of Palacios with Rev. June White officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be: Ira Rose, Pablo Dominguez, Edward Gurecky, Brian Miculka, Matthew Hansen, and Craig Glasscock. Memorials in Frieda’s memory may be made to Houston Hospice – El Campo, P. O. Box 1417, El Campo, Texas 77437.

Aleta B. Nelson

Funeral services for Aleta B. Nelson, 87, of Blessing, are scheduled for 11 a. m. Friday, Sept. 19, 1997 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel with Colleen Claybourn officiating. Burial will follow in the Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Mrs. Nelson passed away Sept. 17, 1997 following a short illness. She was born March 16, 1910 in Heidenheimer, Texas to W. C. and Stella Barber.

She married George K. Nelson on June 9, 1935 in Heidenheimer who later preceded her in death along with her parents and brother Jack Barber and sister Elizabeth Canipe.

Mrs. Nelson is survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Mittie Nelson of Austin, Cecil and Lois Morris of San Antonio, Emma B. Smith of Temple and Bobbie Mitchell of Cape Girardeau, Mo. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Aleta lived in Blessing for 61 years. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in education from North Texas State University and a Master’s degree in education from the University of Houston. She taught home economics at the high school level for 40 years and educated Tidehaven students from 1936 to retirement in 1973.

Mrs. Nelson was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Palacios. She was a life member of the Texas State Teachers Association and a member of the Matagorda County Retired Teachers Association. Her former students always held a special place in her heart.

Pall bearers include Lee Hall Pierce, Delvin Taska, Tommy Nelson, James Barber, Martin Cantu and John D. Laney Nelson. Honorary pallbearers will be Lee M. Pierce, A. B. Pierce, James Pennington, Dr. Russell Matthes, E. E. “Sonny” Johs, Jr., Bob Christianson, Earl Adams, Jr., George Hejtmanek, J. O. Baker, Steve Rickaway, Alfred Kopecky, John Toellner, Gene Steinmeyer, W. R. Sparks and R. R. Trull.

The family will receive friends at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p. m. on Thursday. Memorials may be made to the George K. and Aleta B. Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund care of Tidehaven ISD, PO Box 129, El Maton, TX 77440.

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

Daily Tribune, September 18, 1997

Rev. Alfred H. Nelson

Funeral services for the Rev. Alfred H. Nelson, 75, of Bay City, will be held 2 p. m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with Dr. W. D. Baker officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Rev. Nelson was born March 4, 1912, in Davis, Okla., to Grover and May Thomas Nelson and died Feb. 2, 1988, at Matagorda General Hospital, Bay City.

He graduated from Italy High School and Howard Payne College in 1949. He attended Southwest Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth and was ordained a Southern Baptist minister, an educator and school administrator having taught 17 years in the Bay City Independent School District.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Brownwood, Texas; past president of the Rice Belt Kiwanis Club; active member and Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church; and past director of the Matagorda County Teachers Credit Union.

He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Norene Nelson of Bay City; a son and daughter-in-law, Carroll L. and Shirley Nelson Sr. of Bay City; a daughter and son-in-law, Nickey and Donald M. Jones of Van Vleck; three brothers, Fred Nelson of LaMarque, and Jourdon Nelson and the Rev. Lee Nelson, both of Athens, Texas; five sisters, Muriel Dyess of Andrews, Texas, Athalee Thornton of Athens, Beth Kriby of Houston, Grace Richardson of Van, Texas, and Faith Evans of Bowie; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include W. E. Ehlert Jr., Al Green, W. G. “Curly” Grimes, James Sowell, Wayne Michael, Gordon Hardegree, Gaston Morton and Jim Hardaway.

Honorary pallbearers include Jack Kelly, Pete Arnold and members of Mr. Nelson’s Sunday School class.

Services are under the direction of Dick R. Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, Wednesday, February 3, 1988

Annie “Grandma” Nelson, 81, of Palacios, closed her eyes here and woke up in Heaven on Jan. 12, 2005.

Funeral services were held Jan. 15, 2005, at Living Word Church, Palacios with Pastor Tony Flores and Kathie Lusk officiating. Burial was at Palacios Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 14.1923, in Morganton, AR. to the late James Wesley and Martha Parlee Ford Sanders.

She was a homemaker and a nurse’s aide for the Palacios Health Care Center. When attending Solid Rock Fellowship, Grandma was an active member with the prayer chain. When she was called she immediately prayed and got her list out to call others to pray. That was her ministry and she had done it faithfully until a couple of months ago.

Grandma had a great love for gospel music and spent many hours listening to the old gospel music. Although unable to sing here she is now singing in Heaven.

She is survived by her sons, John W. Malone of Tybee Island, Ga., Jimmie H. Malone of Malvern, Ark., Archie E. Malone of Benton, Ark., and William S. Malone of Palacios; sisters, Martha Rylie and Mary Smith, both of Benton, Ark., Betty Lou Davis and Alma Johnson, both of Clinton, Ark.; brothers, James Sanders of Alexander, Ark., Harvey Sanders of Benton, Ark., Adam Sanders of Oklahoma, and George Sanders of Missouri; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Archie Harris Malone and H.P. Nelson; sister, Mildred Sanders; and brothers, Luther Ray Sanders and Marion “Son” Sanders.

Memorials may be sent to Living Word Building Fund, 917 Ritchie,Palacios,Texas, 77465 or to Hospice Support, Inc. PO Box 1417, El Campo,Texas 77437.

Palacios Beacon, January 19, 2005

George K. Nelson

Funeral services for George K. Nelson, 85, of Blessing are scheduled for 2:00 p. m. Friday, October 14, 1994 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Doug Blanton officiating. Burial will follow at the Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Mr. Nelson was born March 24, 1909 in Leedale, Texas to John Grover and Effie Lou Nelson and died Oct. 12, 1994 at his residence in Blessing.

He attended Temple Jr. College and Mary Hardin Baylor College in 1928 and 1929, and graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Southwest Texas State Teachers College in August of 1936. In subsequent years, he did graduate work at Southwest Texas State Teachers College and Sul Ross College and earned a master of Education degree from the University of Houston in 1948.

Mr. Nelson’s career in education began in 1932 in the Childers School District in Bell County. In 1936, he came to Matagorda County to the Blessing School District as Elementary Principal. He served as superintendent of the Blessing School District from 1941-1948. At that time, the school districts in Blessing, Midfield, Markham, and Ashby consolidated to form the Tidehaven Independent School District, and Mr. Nelson was elected superintendent. He held that position until his retirement on Aug. 31, 1973.

During his busy educational career, he found time to serve his community, church, and professional organizations. He held life memberships in the Texas Administrators Association, the American Administrators Association, and the National Educators Association. He was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association, the American Association of Retired Persons, and the Blessing Masonic Lodge where he twice served as Worshipful Master. He recently received the Golden Trowel Award for exceptional service from the Grand Lodge of Texas AF & AM. He was an elder and an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Palacios.

He is survived by his wife, Aleta B. Nelson of Blessing and by three sisters and one brother, Emma B. Smith of Temple, Mrs. Lois Morris of San Antonio, William T. Nelson of Austin, and Bobbie Mitchell of Missouri. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his parents, John and Effie Nelson and by a sister, Hazel Nelson.

Pallbearers are Delvin Taska, Lee Hall Pierce, Earl Adams, Jr., George Hejtmanek, J. O. Baker, and E. E. “Sonny” Johs, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers are W. R. Spars, Tick Pierce, Steve Rickaway, R. B. Trull, Bob Christianson, A. B. Pierce, Gene Steinmeyer, Dr. Russell Matthes, James Pennington, John Toellner, Alfred Kopecky, and Victor Zemanek.

In lieu of the usual remembrances, memorials may be made to the Palacios First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or the American Heart Association.

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

Daily Tribune, October 13, 1994

Norene Nelson

Funeral services for Norene Nelson, 76, of Bay City, are scheduled for 10 a. m. tomorrow at First Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Burial will follow in Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Mrs. Nelson was born Jan. 31, 1918, in Palacios, to Thomas and Irene Fox Morton and died July 13, 1994, in St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston.

A member of First Baptist Church and Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, she retired from Bay City Independent School District in 1976 after 20 years as an elementary school teacher.

Survivors include a daughter, Helen Norene “Nicky” Jones of Salisbury, N. C.; a son and daughter-in-law, Carroll L. Sr. and Shirley Nelson of Bay City; a sister, Betty Day [of] Deutschburg; two brothers and sister-in-law, Billy Morton of Palacios and Donald and Joyce Morton of Pesos [Pecos]; six grandchildren and their spouses, Carroll L. Jr. and Liza Nelson of Bay City; Tim and Jeni Nelson of Decatur, Ala., Jimmy and Shirley Jones of Lake Jackson, Kay and Jimmy Brewer of Texarkana, Joni and Dan Johnson of Columbia Lakes and Kathy and John Fry of Ft. Stewart, Ga. and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, Alfred H. Nelson on Feb. 2, 1988, and by a brother, Lester Morton.

Pallbearers are Wayne Michael, Allan O’Connell, Roy Sanders, Ben Tinnin, Gaston Morton and Robbins Odom.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home of Bay City.

Daily Tribune, July 15, 1994


BLESSING - John O. Nesbitt, 88 of Blessing, Passed away Oct. 10, 2011 in Palacios, Texas. John was born to Emmie (Dixon) and John Oliver Nesbitt in Sterling, Ill.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mildred, and children Arbie, Lindell Nesbitt, Carol (Carlos) Yates, Alvie (Elaine) Nesbitt, Floyd (Olivia) Nesbitt, James (Judy) Nesbitt, Sr. and Joyce (Robert) Smith.

Preceded in death by; Parents, sisters; Ruth and Wilma and brother Wesley, daughter JoAnn and sons, Howard, Chuck and Lloyd.

John has a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his best friend "Jeff" whom he never left home without. John will be greatly missed and never forgotten.....

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation and we have a priceless inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled beyond the reach of change and decay.

Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. Saturday Oct. 15, 2011 until Services at 1:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Blessing, Texas. Brother Larry Swift will be officiating. Burial will be in the Hawley Cemetery.

Funeral Services under the direction of Slavik Funeral Home, 209 N. Allen St. Edna, Texas 77957, 361-782-2152.

Published in Victoria Advocate on October 14, 2011

PORT LAVACA - Bobby W Neuman, 74, of Port Lavaca, passed away April 7, 2011. He was born May 4, 1937, in Midfield, to the late Steve and Ella Darnell Neuman. He was retired from Alcoa where he was an operator.

He is survived by his sons, Allen Neuman and wife Paula of Seguin, Kyle Neuman and wife Pamela of Port Lavaca; brothers, George Neuman of Blessing, Tommy Neuman of Lolita, Johnny Neuman of Markham; and four grandchildren, Kaela, Shay, Kade and Bayley Neuman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Brandt Neuman; parents; and sister, Wanda Rickaway.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 8, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Alamo Heights Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Shay Neuman, Kade Neuman, Randy Rickaway, Bryan Neuman, Chris Neuman and Cole Rickaway.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

Published in Victoria Advocate on April 8, 2011

Neuszer Infant Services Tuesday

Connie Lynette Neuszer, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Neuszer, Jr., of Markham, died Sunday at 10 p. m. at the Matagorda General Hospital.

Besides the parents the baby is survived by one sister, Carol.

Funeral services were set for 3 p. m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Markham. Interment in Hawley cemetery. Rev. Jerry Lyons, officiating.

Daily Tribune, October 19, 1959

Geronimo Nevarez Jr.

June 27, 1934 –Nov. 16, 2012

Geronimo Nevarez Jr., 68, of Palacios, Texas passed away November 16, 2012 in his home in Houston, Texas.

Geronimo was a very happy person and he never met a stranger. He was loved by all.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Geronimo and Manuela Nevarez; wife, Natalie; and brother, Guadalupe.

He is survived by: sons, Hernan, Oscar, Arnold and Joe of Houston; grandchildren, Cody, Sarah, Natalie, Melissa, Arnold Jr., Kayla, Sydney, Stephen and Riley; sisters, Elmina, Yolanda, Flor, Mary, Rosalinda, Emilia, Luisa and Lucelia; and brothers, Edward, Noe and Joe.

A memorial will take place at 11 a.m. on December 2, 2012 at Miller Funeral Home in Houston, Texas.

Bay City Tribune, November 28, 2012

A. F. “Jinx” Nevill

A. F. “Jinx” Nevill, 64, of Midfield, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 1997. He was born on April 9, 1933 in Iola, Grimes County, Texas, to Ross Nevill and Lavada Rice.

He graduated from Freeport High School in 1951 and served in the U. S. Army from 1952-54. He then graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. In 1953, he married Charlene Kubesch of Freeport. After graduation, Jinx and Charlene moved to Grand Prairie, Texas where he worked for Chance Vought (LTV) for 25 years. After retiring, Jinx and Charlene moved to Midfield, where Jinx enjoyed fishing, gardening, and serving his church and community. He is remembered by all as a loving husband, father, brother and trusted friend.

Jinx is survived by his wife of 44 years, Charlene; his daughters Arlene Borgsteadt of Austin, Tracey Nevill of Pearland; grandchildren Rachel, Amanda, Michael, Grant and Troy; great granddaughters Meghan and Victoria; sisters Lucille Owens and Mary Rogers of Marble Falls and Artie Mae Cobb of Lake Jackson; brother Milton Nevill of Marble Falls; mother-in-law Mary Sliva Kubesch of El Campo. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and brother Nolan Nevill.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 p. m. at Danevang Lutheran Church, with Rev. David Zimmer officiating. Burial will be at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Visitation was held at Triska’s Funeral Home on May 3.

Pallbearers will be Bill Hurta, Dale Mitchell, Steve Nance, Mason Nevill, Bill Richardson, Bill Slocum and Gene Woodson.

Arrangements by Triska Funeral Home, 612 Merchant St., El Campo, TX 77437, 409-543-3681.

Daily Tribune, May 4, 1997

Harvey C. “Smokey” Newton

Harvey C. “Smokey” Newton, 84, of Bay City passed away January 19, 1996 at his residence in Bay City. He was born April 5, 1911 in Fannin, Texas to Jesse M. and Edna Editha Tabb Newton. He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Ida “Lie” Bryant Newton on April 20, 1985, and his son Charles Wayne Newton. He was a foreman for Brown and Root Construction Company until his retirement in 1974. He is survived by one daughter, Evelyn “Bobbye” Haley of Nacogdoches, several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by special friends Joyce Henry and her children and Lois Winfrey. Graveside services were held at 11:00 am Monday in Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck with Bro. Joe Wrape of the Bay City Church of Christ officiating. Memorials may be made to the V.F.W. Post 2438, P. O. Box 269, Bay City, Texas 77414 or to the Community Hospice at 305 Sandy Corner Rd. Suite 100, El Campo, Texas 77437. Arrangements by Taylor Bros. Funeral home.

Unknown newspaper, January, 1996

Ida Newton

Mrs. Ida “Ikey” Newton died Friday in Nacogdoches. The funeral will be sometime Monday afternoon at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel.

Survivors include her husband, H. C. Newton of Nacogdoches; a daughter, Bobbye Haley of Nacogdoches; and a brother, A. W. Bryant of Nacogdoches.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, April, 1985                                                                     Photo courtesy of Marsha Kirchmeier


Margaret "Maggie" Elliott Newton
1877 - 1963

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Gladys Evelyn Newton

NEWTON, Gladys Evelyn, passed away in Matagorda General, 37 years of age. A native of Canada, she was a member of the Bay City Rebekah Lodge No. 79 Surviving are her husband, Melvin Marshall “Tony” Newton of Bay City; daughters, Marshall Lynn and Ethel Marlene, Bay City; sisters, Millie Burletoff of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada; Helena Koberlin of Ft. Pitt, Saskatchewan, Canada and Dorothy Chaini, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Also a brother, Lawrence Cooper, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Services will be held today at 4:00 p.m. in Taylor Brothers Chapel with the Rev. W. D. Baker of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Jack Brown, James Reve, Earl Icenogle, Gene Smith, Frank Hattenbach and Randall Webb. Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Tribune, March 13, 1972                                            Photo courtesy of Marsha Kirchmeier

Anthony Toan Nguyen

Funeral services for Tony Toan Nguyen, 51, of Sugar Land, Tx., were held July 30, 2011 at Saint Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land. Internment was at Forest Park at Westheimer and Dairy Ashford in Houston, Tx.

Mr. Nguyen was born on April 26, 1960 in Bien Hoa, Vietnam. He is the oldest son of Tu Van Nguyen and Ty Thi Nguyen.

Tony is the brother of Yen Bach Tran of Palacios, An Thanh Nguyen, Phuong Ngoc Nguyen and Chi Lan Nguyen of Houston. His parents are devout Catholics from Quan Phuong village, Hai Hau district, Nam Dinh, North Vietnam. They moved to the South in 1954 to escape the imminent Communist persecution.

After having resettled in the South, Mr. Nguyen’s parents rebuilt their lives at Da Minh parish, Tan Mai district, Bien Hoa Province. Mr. Nguyen has been a filial son. He had assisted his parents in running their business while being a student in middle school up to the day his family had to leave for the United States when the war ended in 1975.

In the U.S. Mr. Nguyen’s family lived in Atlantic, Iowa. Then on March of 1979, the family moved to Palacios, Texas. Mr. Nguyen continued his education and while attending high school he began to work part-time to assist his family. Afterward, Mr. Nguyen became an entrepreneur and began his business. He owned and operated the gulf shrimp boat, Princess V., for seven years. Mr. Nguyen ran his business, The Point, in Palacios for thirteen years until his illness. He married Kim Yen Vu of Biloxi, Mississippi in December 1984. Mrs. Vu is now the Principal of Stafford Primary School in Stafford, Tx. They have three children: two sons, Julian 22 and Jonathan 19 and an eleven years old daughter, Joanna. The Nguyens have lived in Sugar Land, TX since 2004.

On July 21, 2008, Mr. Nguyen’s father passed away in Palacios, TX, which has been a big loss for Mr. Nguyen and his family. Exactly three years later, on July 22, 2011 at 7:35 p.m., Mr. Nguyen left this world after having fought courageously against pancreatic cancer for two and a half months.

Upon receiving the news that Mr. Nguyen had cancer, not only were his wife, his children, his mother, and siblings stricken with a tremendous grief, but all of his friends and acquaintances were also shocked with sorrow. To them, Mr. Nguyen is an example of a virtuous man who lived his life according to the Catholic faith and strived to abide by the Eight Beatitudes. Indeed, Mr. Nguyen is a loving family man who loved and devoted himself totally to his wife and children, a filial son who respected and cared for his parents, a kind older brother who had taken care of his younger siblings while they were young, a faithful friend who always went out of the way to lend a hand when needed. To others, Mr. Nguyen is an example of the Creed: “God Is Love” throughout the charitable works that he had done since growing up.

After more than two months of fighting against the deadly cancer with complete faith in God, Mr. Nguyen has peacefully left this world to return to God’s side, leaving his family and friends with a deep grief of loss. However, during his final days, his firm belief in God’s will have been demonstrated as clearly as the Gospel posted near his side: “Yes, Father, for such has been Thy gracious will.” (Matthew 11:26)

Even though Mr. Nguyen had left this world, to all who knew him, Tony the man and his good heart will continue to stay with them as the French writer Émile Henriot once said, “I firmly believe that the dead continue to stay alive as long as there are people remembering them.” Yes, to all who know him, Mr. Nguyen still lives among them because his character and compassion will continue to remind them to be more compassionate, more spiritual, and better.

Palacios Beacon, August 17, 2011

BAY CITY - Binh Van "Papa San" Nguyen, 70, of Bay City, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004.

He was born Oct. 25, 1933, in Bui Chu, North Vietnam to the late Rao Van and Ra Thi Nguyen. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors: wife, Lien Thi Nguyen; daughters, Dao Lee of Bay City, Rose Huynh of Augusta, Ga., and Kim Anh and Lim Loan, both of Fort Worth; sons, Hoang Nguyen, Binh Nguyen, and Thanh Nguyen, all of Fort Worth, "Andrew" Chinh Nguyen and Tam Nguyen, both of Houston, and Hoan Nguyen of Carthage, Mo.; brothers, Nang Tran of the United States and Hieu Nguyen of Vietnam; and 15 grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited in Vietnamese 7:30 p.m. Thursday and in English 7 p.m. Friday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, the Revs. Casey Jarzombek and Joe Pham officiating.

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

Victoria Advocate, January 21, 2004

PALACIOS - Dominic Van Mai Nguyen, 76, of Palacios, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 in Palacios.

He was born in Bui Chu, Vietnam to the late Sang Nguyen and May Nguyen.

Survivors: wife, Mo Nguyen; daughters, Nguyen Thi Hoa, Nguyen Thu Don, Nguyen Ai Huog, Nguyen Thu Ngat, Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Nguyen Chau Thao, and Nguyen Thi Le-Hang; sons, Nguyen Van Hghi, Nguyen Hai Hoa, Nguyen Hai Son, and Nguyen Thanh Ha; 26 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited 6:30 p.m. tonight at Palacios Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Vietnamese Apostate, Father Joe Pham officiating.

Burial will follow at Palacios Cemetery. Palacios Funeral Home, 361-972-2012.

Victoria Advocate, November 10, 2006

A Rosary for Que Thi Nguyen, 89, of Palacios, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Feb. 16-18) at the Palacios Funeral Home. TheFuneral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 at St. Anthony’s of Padua Vietnamese Apostolate with Rev. Joe Pham officiating.

Interment will be at Palacios Cemetery.

Mrs. Nguyen was born Oct. 9, 1915 in Vietnam to the late Thin Nguyen and Thin Nguyen. She died Feb. 10, 2005 at the Palacios Community Medical Center.

She was a resident of Palacios for the past 15 years and a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

She is survived by daughters Thi Ngoan Nguyen, Thi Tinh Nguyen, Thi Che Nguyen, Thi Ngot Nguyen and Thi Thom Nguyen; sons Van Toi Nguyen and Van Pham Nguyen; and 10 grandchildren.

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

Palacios Beacon, Wednesday, February 15, 2005


PALACIOS - Ty Thi Nguyen, went to be with her Lord Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 after a courageous fight with cancer. Ty was born on August 6, 1936 in Thinh Long, Vietnam to the late Khoa and Cam Dang Nguyen.

She loved to cook, and garden. She was a very active member of her church. She was a true entrepreneur and even in her later years she maintained her independence whether it be driving, her business and maintaining her own household. It wasn't until her battle with cancer weakened her so much that her body could not keep up with her tenacious will and spirit.

She is survived by her loving family; daughters, Yen Tran & husband Bryan, Chi Nguyen & husband Steve; sons An Nguyen, Phuong Nguyen; God-son, Xung Than & wife Nga; daughter -in-law; Kim Vu; Brothers, Mui Nguyen and Vinh Nguyen; sisters, Luu Nguyen, Hue Hguyen, Ut Nguyen, and May Nguyen; 12 grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Tu Nguyen; beloved son, Toan "Tony" Nguyen.

Rosaries 7:00P.M. Wednesday and Friday at the funeral home. Visitation will be from 6:30-8:30P.M. Wednesday and Friday. Visitation from 4:00-5:00P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Mass of the Resurrection 10:00 A.M. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Palacios with Fr. Dominic Nguyen celebrant and Fr. Bryan Heyer and Fr. Khoa Nguyen con-celebrants. Burial to follow at Palacios Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers Peter Nguyen, Ike Nguyen, Sanh Dinh, Chau Dinh, Tom Vu, Tuan Vu, Shawn Nguyen and Hoan Nguyen. Light lunch to follow at Vietnamese Apostalate Chapel Hall.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Palacios Funeral Home.

Victoria Advocate, October 31, 2012

Margaret Emily Nias
(October 3, 1919 - August 26, 2012)

Margaret Emily Turpin Nias, 92, of Matagorda passed away Sunday, August 26, 2012 in Bay City. She was born October 3, 1919 in Houston to the late James David & Mary Elizabeth Wilson Turpin. Margaret had 3 sisters: Mary E., Edith R., & Edna A. and 1 brother: Jams David Turpin. She was a Dress Marker, a resident of Matagorda for 30 years, and loved to care for many different kinds of animals.

Margaret married Haig Pershing Nias in Houston on April 21, 1972. They spent 21 years together before his death on November 1, 1993. Many nieces and nephews, great nieces, and great nephews survive her.

Margaret was buried in Matagorda Cemetery next to her late husband Haig Pershing Nias.

Wesley Peter Niemeyer
March 31, 1946 – March 11, 2011

Wesley Peter Niemeyer, 64, a native of Galveston, Texas, and resident of Richwood, Texas, born March 31, 1946 in Salzburg, Austria, died unexpectedly on March 11, 2011.

Wesley was a long time employee of South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Willow Drive Baptist Church, 200 Willow Drive, Lake Jackson, Texas.

Visitation was held March 14, 2011, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Palms Funeral Home, 2300 E. Hwy. 35, Angleton, Texas.

Wesley is survived by: his loving wife of 42 years, Sherry; son, Mark and wife Gina, along with their five children, Steven, Melenie, Brittney, Mark, and Sean.

Wesley is survived by two sisters Wiltrude Meyers and Iris Lawrence.

Wesley was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather. Wesley was a Christian that loved worshipping and serving the Lord.

Those desiring to send flowers should send them to Palms Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Audrey Dietrich Nini
(December 2, 1920 - January 26, 2011)

Mrs. Audrey Dietrich Nini was born to the late Vernon and Mary Ottis Dietrich on December 2, 1920 in Gulf, TX. She passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at the age of 90.

Mrs. Nini was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church and Altar Society in Bay City, TX.

Mrs. Nini was a retired registered nurse. Her career included service at Kuakini Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii from 1946 to 1947. She worked as a nurse at hospitals in New Gulf, TX and Bay City, TX. She was also the Plant Nurse at Phillips Petroleum in Old Ocean, TX.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Wallace Nini of Bay City and her loving brother, Hadden Dietrich, Sr., and wife Dorothy of Bay City. She will sorely be missed by her extended family, nephews Hadden Dietrich, Jr. & wife Kathy of Katy and Cole Dietrich of Houston; great nephew Zachary Dietrich, wife Lacey & daughters Tylar & Riley of McKinney, TX; great niece Shelby Vinson, her husband Rich and daughter Katy Cole of Dallas and numerous cousins throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

The family is grateful to the Bay Villa Healthcare Center staff for their loving care and to Houston Hospice for their compassion.

The Holy Rosary will be 7:00 PM Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 at Taylor Bros Chapel. A Requiem Mass will be held on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. Casimir Jarzombek officiating. Pallbearers are Zac Dietrich, Rich Vinson, James Rother, Bernard Rother, Woody Miller and Kim Abshier. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. The family requests memorial donations be made to Holy Cross Catholic School.

Mrs. Verona Nolte

Matagorda, Texas. March 16.—After a lingering illness of several months, due to the infirmities of old age, Mrs. Verona Nolte, widow of Mr. Frank Nolte, who died in 1875, passed away at her home, at 4 o’clock Sunday morning, March 11, 1923. The remains were laid to rest in the Matagorda cemetery at 5 p.m. of the same day. Rev. Father O’Reagan of Bay City conducting the funeral services. Lovely flowers were placed on the grave by sympathizing friends of the family.

Mrs. Nolte—nee Miss Verona Freeman—was born in Hanover, Germany, Dec. 14, 1834, and at the age of seventeen years embarked for America with a number of other immigrants, landing at Galveston, where at the age of twenty years she was married to Mr. Frank Nolte in the beautiful old cathedral of that place; then they moved to Matagorda where the family has resided ever since.

Of this union there were nine children of whom only three survive, Captain Frank Nolte of Corpus Christi, Mrs. J. J. Duffy and Mrs. O’Donnel of this place. There are nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren living, also two half-sisters. Mrs. Mary Talley of California and Mrs. Lorena Miller of Bay City; a brother, Herman Freeman of Rockport.

Mrs. Nolte has ever been a devout Christian of the Roman Catholic faith, a loyal and devoted wife and mother and a friend to all, even after growing feeble she was always cheerful, bearing her sufferings with that fortitude known only to those who love the Lord, and she will be greatly missed by her loved ones. Her faithful children did all they could to soothe her in her last months of illness, responding to her every wish, and she charged them not to grieve but rejoice that she would soon be ‘”at rest,” then she made the sign of the cross and quietly fell “asleep in Jesus.” Kind friends gently folded her hands and prepared the body for burial and now she is “resting, sweetly resting in a Savior’s love.


Mildred Armstead Norman

Mildred A. Norman, 81, of Houston, Texas passed away December 30, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 6, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Church 2209 Dowling Street in Houston, with the Rev. E. E. Coats officiating. Burial will follow at East View Cemetery in Bay City.

Mildred A. Norman was born August 9, 1919 to the parentage of the late Henry Armstead, Sr. and Millie William Armstead in Bay City, Texas.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Hillard of Houston; two granddaughters Sarena and Faith Hilliard of Houston; three sisters, Alma Robinson of Bay City, Edith Gray of Evergreen, Alabama and Marion McDaniel of Houston; three nieces, Edith Evans of Bay City, Phyllis Linda Hallman of Washington D. C., Renee Armstead of Cleveland, Ohio; five nephews, John Hillard and Tommy Huggins of Houston, the Rev. Walter Jones, Sr. of Los Angeles, California, the Rev. Frederick Gray of Atlanta, Georgia, Jermone Gray of Montgomery, Alabama; a god-daughter, Earnestine Marsh and a very special friend, Barbara Ann Armah of Houston; and a host of great nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers are to be her nephews. Honorary pallbearers include, John Hillard, Tommy Huggins, the Rev. Walter Jones, Sr., the Rev. Frederick Gray, Jermone Gray, Robbie Hillard, and Adell Scott.

Green's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. A00011A2001JA05

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, January 05, 2001

Justin Lee Normand

Justin Lee Normand, five months, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 1997 at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi.

He was born Dec. 26, 1996 in Port Lavaca, to Kennie Leon Normand and Kellie Sue Jessup Normand. He is survived by his parents, Kennie and Kellie Normand of Palacios; by maternal grandparents, Danny and Susan Jessup of Palacios; by paternal grandparents, Leon and Judy Normand of Van Vleck; and by maternal great grandparents, Howard and Sue Barker of Palacios and Don and Jean Jessup of Blessing.

Funeral services will be 2 p. m. Saturday, May 31, 1997 at the Palacios Funeral Chapel with Bro. William Malone officiating. Interment will be at Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Jessup, Billy Norman and Robby Jessup.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Mark Morales and the staff of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of the Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi. For directions or more information, call 245-4905.

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios.

Daily Tribune, May 30, 1997

Carrie L. Norris

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
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Lewis Norris

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
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Laura E. Noster

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Lewis C. Nygard

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Lewis C. Nygard

Lewis C. Nygard, 74, of Bay City, passed away January 3. He was born February 14, 1927 in Midfield, Texas to Lewis C. Nygard, Sr., and Nellie Volding Nygard.

He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church where he had served as Lay Delegate, Sunday School Superintendent, Lay Leader, PPR Committee Chairman, Trustee, and Finance Chairman. He also served as a member of the American Legion Post of Bay City; as a secretary and president of the Rice Belt Kiwanis; a United Way volunteer and a Friends of the Library volunteer.

He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II on the Escort Carrier, USS Petrof Bay.

He is survived by his wife, Charlsie Lacy Nygard of Bay City; daughter, Paula Nygard and spouse Pete of Bay City; son, Lewis Christopher Nygard and spouse Nancy of San Diego, California; sister, Minnie Pauline Nygard Lukefahr of Midfield and by his grandchildren, Clay Nygard and Will Nygard of San Diego, California, and Brant Burnell, Carrie Vance, and Zeb Vance of Bay City.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday January 5 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Bay City with Rev. Tom Morgan officiating.

Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p. m. Friday, Jan. 4.

Pallbearers will be Steve Lacy, John West, Steve Harrison, Jonathan House, Tom Burnell, and Erwin Ward. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Butler, Walter Wood, Dr. Robert Kelly, Dr. M.C. Frankson, Earl Ward, Matt Ottis, Albert Hoffman, and Homer Schurtz.

Contributions may be made in his honor to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church or to the Hospice of El Campo.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home. A00011A2002JA04

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, January 04, 2002


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