Matagorda County Obituaries
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Carol M. Park

Carol M. Park, 85, of Palacios, was born November 15, 1928 and passed away April 9, 2014. No services are planned at this time. Carol was preceded in death by sister, Pat Perry; son, Claude Pittmon; and daughter, Rhonda Herring.

Survivors include sister, Katherine Kershaw; brother, DeWitt Teague; and daughter, Deborah Wachsmann; grandchildren, Mark Pittmon, Camille Palmer, Jana Garvin, Thomas Overby, and Catalina Herring; great grandchildren, Jasmin Sardelich, Jeffrey Garvin, Jadon Garvin, Faith Garvin, Anayah Garvin, and Isaiah Palmer; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to acknowledge a special Thank you to Beverly Watson for her love and care.

Carol is loved and will be greatly missed by many.

Memorial donations in Carol’s honor may be made directly to Palacios Pet Pals.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book a www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com/obituaries.

Palacios Beacon, April 9, 2013
 


Edith Weiss Perez

Mrs. Edith Weiss Perez, of Lafayette, TN, passed away on Tuesday evening, June 3, 2014, at Skyline Inpatient Center in Madison, TN, at the age of 73 years. 

She was born in Schaumberg, Germany, one of eight children, born to Anton and Emma Weiss. 

Funeral services for Edith Perez were conducted on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 4 p.m., from the chapel of Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette, with Dennis Harris and David McKissick officiating. 

Interment followed in the Anderson & Son Memorial Park.

Edith was married to the late Gilbert Perez, Jr. on August 15, 1959, who preceded her in death on November 30, 2011.  This union was blessed with five children,  Maria, Rachel, Antonia, Heidi and James.  She had previously worked for Matagorda County General as a certified food supervisor and was a member of the Lafayette Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In addition to her husband of 52 years; and her parents; she was preceded in death by two brothers. 

Edith is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Maria Grigsby of Hendersonville, TN, Rachel and Dennis Harris of the Westside Community in Macon County, TN, Antonia and Tim Davis, and Heidi and Mike Eidebach, all of Gallatin, TN; son, James Gilbert Perez, of Lafayette, TN; grandchildren, Nina Harris, Rachelle Harris, and J.D. (Heather) Harris, all of Lafayette, TN, Tyler Davis, Shane (Cierra) Perez, Caleb Eidlebach, all of Gallatin, TN; Janah Perez; two brothers; and three sisters. 

Online condolences may be left at www.andersonandsonfuneralhomes.com Anderson & Son Funeral Home, Directors, Lafayette, TN, 615-666-4011.

Bay City Tribune, June 8, 2014
 


Eduardo “Squirrel“ Perez, Jr.

September 13, 1961 - December 28, 2014

Eduardo “Squirrel “ Perez, Jr. passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014. Eduardo was born on September 13, 1961 in Mission, Texas to Eduardo and Hermelinda Cantu Perez, Sr. Eduardo was a very loving husband, father, son, and grandfather. Eduardo is survived by his wife of 32 years, Matiana Garcia Perez of Markham; children, Elizandro Perez and wife Casey of Markham, Armando Perez and wife Kim of Markham, David Perez and wife Kristen of Blessing, Daniel Perez of Markham, daughter (Niece) Hope Mathers and husband Jason of the Woodlands, Texas; 8 grandchildren; brothers, Arnoldo Perez, Mauro Perez; sister, Margarita Johnson; parents, Eduardo and Hermelinda Perez Sr., and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Eduardo is preceded in death by his brother, Elizandro Perez. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at the Nichols street Church of Christ, with Brother Matt Springfield officiating. Burial to follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 - 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 6 p.m., at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Marty Palamares, Adrian Perez, Mauro Perez, Chris Davalos, Chris Davis, and Frankie Brewer. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared with the family be visiting www.taylorbros.net.

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Lorenza Perez
August 10, 1932 – August 6, 2014

Lorenza Perez, 81, of Markham, TX passed away August 6, 2014.

She was born August 10, 1932, in Robstown, TX, to the late Guadalupe M. Perez and Santos Salas Perez.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Josesa P. Longoria.

Survivors include her sisters, Maria J. Perez of Bay City and Cruz P. Olguin of Markham; brothers, Macario Perez of Corpus Christi and Pedro Perez of Banquete, TX; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A rosary was recited at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX.

Funeral mass was held at 10 a.m., Friday, August 8, 2014, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Msgr. Gerry Cernoch officiating.

Graveside services were held at 4 p.m., Friday, August 8, 2014, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Robstown, Texas.

Bay City Tribune, August 8, 2014
 


Margarita H. Perez
August 4, 1955 – July 22, 2014

Margarita Hawkins Perez, born in Victoria, Texas, on August 4, 1955, to Ralph and Margaret Hawkins; beloved wife and mother, passed on to be with the angels, on July 22, 2014.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, George; children, Nancy, George, Jeannie and Jamey; grandchildren, Matthew, Cordell, Daniel, Trey, Layla, Laney, Jazmine, Manual, Summer and Lucas; siblings, Ralph, Richard, Daniel, Mike, Robert, Theresa, Anna and Gina.

Family services were held Saturday, July 26, 2014.

She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Bay City Tribune, July 27, 2014
 


Manuel Perez Sr.

January 23, 1943 - December 6, 2014

Manuel Perez Sr., 71, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family and friends, on December 6, 2014.

Manuel was born in Bay City, Texas, on January 23, 1943, to the late Socorro Perez and Maria Delgado.

Manuel graduated from Bay City High School in 1962, and soon joined the military. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1962-1969. Manuel’s joy was spending time with his grandchildren. One of the best memories his grandchildren will have is Grandpa taking them to the corner store to buy snacks and teaching them to play poker. One of his favorite past times was watching the Texans, drinking beer with his buddies, and dancing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Socorro Perez, Teresa Benavidez and Maria Delgado; and brothers, Esmael Perez and David Silva.

Manuel is survived by his siblings, Josephine Garcia, Mary Rodriguez, Connie Renteria, Steve Hernandez, Robert Hernandez, Maria Delgado, Samuel Perez, Leo Silva, Raquel Williams, Isabel Garza, Daniel Perez and Michael Perez; his children, Kimberly Perez, Manuel Perez Jr., Sharon Perez, and Mark “Booboo” Perez; grandchildren, Veronica Martinez, Maria Rodriguez, Sergio “Choche” Rodriguez, Angelica Vargas, Gabriela Vargas, Lucero Rodriguez, Estrella Perez, Rebecca Perez, Marisol Perez, Phillip Perez, Christain Perez, Isabella Perez, Mark “Little Boo” Perez, Marcus Perez, Erin Rodriguez, Abigail Rodriguez and Joseph Rodriguez; great- grandchildren, Giovanni Hernandez, Jadyn Hernandez, Andres Mercado, Christopher Carranza, Julian Vargas and Landon Cantu; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A prayer service was held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at the funeral home.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas.

Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Mark “Booboo” Perez Sr., Sergio ”Choche” Rodriguez, Samuel Perez Sr., Samuel Perez Jr., Jimmy “Wowwow” Montalvo Sr. and Matt Ordonez Jr.

Honorary pallbearers are Alfred Ybarra, Gilbert Medina and George Perez.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, December 10, 2014
 


Joe Pineda

Joe Pineda, 68, a lifelong resident of Bay City, TX went to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Narcisa Alameda.

Joe is survived by his best friend and companion, Linda Ramirez, Bay City, TX; sisters, Delores (Joe) Herrera, Houston, TX and Rachel (Roger) Ramirez, Van Vleck, TX; and brothers, Abel (Annelie) Tamez, San Antonio, TX and Michael (Melissa) Longoria, Bay City, TX. He also leaves behind an extended number of nieces and nephews.

Joe proudly served in the U.S. Army and attended Texas A & M University. He enjoyed fishing and listening to old country music. He was a truck driver until his retirement and enjoyed sharing stories of his experiences. His greatest passion, though, was people. He was loved by many and was a friend to everyone. He always said “ I never meet a stranger” and it was true. He will be greatly missed by his family and many, many friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Bay City Tribune, June 18, 2014

Joe Pineda
October 20, 1945 – June 15, 2014

A Memorial Service honoring the life of Joe Pineda, will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, in Bay City, Texas.

A rosary will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass.

A reception will follow.

Bay City Tribune, June 29, 2014
 


Gary Michael Piwonka Sr.

July 16, 1952 - December 27, 2014

Gary Michael Piwonka Sr. passed away on December 27, 2014 in Austin, TX at the age of 62.

Gary is survived by his mother, Emma Jean Piwonka, of Blessing, TX; wife, Paula Rene Piwonka; children, Gary Michael “Mike” Piwonka II, Alyssa Cae Piwonka, Zana Michele Piwonka, Danielle Rene Piwonka, and Garrett Wayne Piwonka; nine siblings, and sixteen grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Clarence Michael “Red” Piwonka.

Gary was born on July 16 1952, in El Campo, TX, to Clarence Michael and Emma Jean Piwonka. He graduated from The Court Reporting Institute of Texas, with a degree in stenotype court reporting. He married Paula Rene Ellis in 1980.

Gary was accomplished at planning and executing grand family vacations, and was also known for his remarkably good luck. He was a man with an impressive sense of humor, and was always the first to have a good laugh at his own expense.

A visitation is scheduled for Friday, January 2, 2014, at Beck Funeral Home and Crematory 15709 Ranch Road 620 N., Austin, TX 78717. There will be a burial and a reception; details will be announced via Facebook, but you can also contact the immediate family.

Bay City Tribune, December 31, 2014
 


George Lee Plant - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Joseph E. Plant & Marie E. Plant - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Welthey B. Platt - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Hurston O. Poe & Emogene M. Poe - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Richard Hurston Poe - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Johnnie M. Polensky & Bertie L. Polensky - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Mary L. Polensky - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Rudolph Roy Polensky - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Frances Poncik - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Simon Lee Poncik - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Horace W. Pool & Lurline Pool - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Ed Popek & Betty Popek - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Isaac Portee

Funeral services for Isaac Portee, 88, formerly of Bay City, TX, will be held Saturday, January 3, at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Bay City, with Dr. T.L. Richardson, eulogist. Burial will follow at Ashwood Cemetery in Ashwood. Visitation will be Friday, January 2, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel. Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas. 979-245-5197

Bay City Tribune, December 31, 2014
 


Eula Prestwood - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Randy Donald Price - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Terry Dale Price - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

George W. Pruett - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Rosie M. Pruett - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Pascula “Pat” Puentes

17 May 1935 – 18 December 2014

 

PALACIOS - Pascula 'Pat' Puentes went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 18, 2014. Pat was born on May 17, 1935 in Edna, Texas to the late Adolfo & Julia Sanchez Altamira. Pat was a loving wife, mother and grandmother 'Nana'.

 

Pat is survived by her loving family, her children, Mary Martinez, Frances Resendez and husband Mike, Petra Flores and husband Lino, Cynthia Flores, Teresa Puentes and spouse Alfred Blackmon, Jessica Polk, JoAnn Ortiz and husband Ernesto, Suzanne Woods and husband Reginald, Thomas Puentes and wife Alma; 42 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; sister, Angie Flores.

 

Pat is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jesus Puentes; children, John Puentes, Thomas Puentes, Andres Flores Jr., Clara Flores; sons-in-law, Andy Martinez, and Sylvester Polk IV; brother, Adolfo Altamira Jr.

 

Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Palacios with Fr. Bryan Heyer, celebrant. Rite of committal will follow at Palacios Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anthony's Catholic Church.

 

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home, 701 1st Street, Palacios, Texas. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net

 

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 21 December 2014

 


Richard W. Pyburn - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

 

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

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