Matagorda County Obituaries

Lynn Quillin

July 23, 1933 - January 21, 2015

Lynn Quillin, 81, of Bay City, TX, took his last flight home on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, when he passed away in Webster, TX, following a short illness. 

A trained U.S. Air Force pilot, Reservist and Air Force Academy Admissions Officer, he was known for his joy of taking friends and visitors up in his Cessna, to see his adopted Gulf Coast community of Bay City, TX.

He was born on a farm in Depression era rural Fouke, AK, on July 23, 1933, to schoolteacher, Austin Albert Quillin and avid reader, Rachel Ophelia Lynn, their fourth and last child.  An exceptionally gifted child, he skipped a grade and graduated Fouke High School at 17.  Anyone who knew him certainly knew he reveled as a graduate of the University of Arkansas (1955) with a B.A. and minor in Architecture.

He then married Mary Josephine Moore on Monday, April 2, 1956, because they did not want to marry on April Fool’s Day.  The two departed the next day for Bartow Air Force Base, FL, where he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant.  After attending flight school, he served at multiple bases before being stationed in K-6 Pyongtaek, Korea.  He held this service dear, and often spoke of his love of the Korean people, and its children especially.

Lynn and Jo ran Bay City Office Supply for over 40 years and he was always open to dispense advice from his “open concept” office in the store.   His community service was legendary, including Jaycees, Kiwanis, Bay City School Board, Matagorda General Hospital Board, Bay City Public Library Board, and the Matagorda County Democratic Party, of which he received a lifetime award in 2014, for over 50 years of service.  Indeed, his store was the Democratic Meeting location for most of its 40 years.

Lynn is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Jo; his three daughters, Jennifer Maxwell (Sonny), Kathleen Nathan (Keith) and Elizabeth Quillin; three beloved grandchildren, John Austin, Joseph Dane and Katherine “Kate” Lyndsey Nathan; his sister, Theresa Webb of El Campo, TX; and brother, Austin Albert Quillin (Sibble) of Rockwall, TX.  He is also survived by his much-loved nieces and nephews, Paul Webb, Brenda Lanier, Carla Lovelace, Lisa Webb, Judy Stohle, Bob Quillin and Ed Quillin; nine grand-niece and nephews; and 13 great-grand-niece and nephews.

Lynn was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Alma Quillin Lanier; as well as his brothers-in-law, Emmet Lanier and Paul Dewey Webb.  

A military funeral will be held Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 12:30 p.m., at U.S. National Cemetery,  10410   Veteran›s Memorial Drive, Houston, TX. 

A memorial and celebration of his life will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 2321 Ave. F, Bay City, TX. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bay City Public Library or the Matagorda Regional Medical Foundation.

More information can be found at

Bay City Tribune, January 28, 2015

Samuel A. Quinn & Fern E. Quinn - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Wayne Rex Quinn

November 25, 1925 – June 20, 2014

Wayne Rex Quinn, 88, of Bay City passed away June 20, 2014.

He was born November 25, 1925 in Houston, TX, to the late Sam A. Quinn and Fern Dow Quinn. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired from Phillips Petroleum as a Coordinator.

He was preceded in death by one son, Rex Quinn, Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Margie Legg Quinn; son, Dick Quinn; grandchildren, Brooke Burns and husband Taylor and Hallie Filis and husband Daniel; great-grandchildren, Camille and Quinn Burns and Rhys Filis; sisters, Sammie Wright and Mary Lou Birkner and husband Jack; extended family, E. T., Kayla and Case, Jessica, Dustin and Jaxon, A. J., Savanna and Kolt; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also always surrounded by a host of friends. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, cast iron cooking, rock polishing, and making jewelry, clocks, and lamps from deer antlers. His family and friends were his world, and he enjoyed time visiting, while sitting at the table with a cup of hot coffee paired with a sweet treat. Rex is a member of First Christian Church in Bay City and a life member of the VFW Post 2438.

The family received friends and relatives from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Monday, June 23, 2014, at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating.

Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Gary Green, Allen Green, Bill Newton, Johnny Wikoff, Crayden Dennard, Matt Caldwell, Buzzy Romine, Henry Green and Mark Dennard.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Joe Cannon, Zip Braden, Billy Earl Robertson and John Ideas.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at The Legacy, MRMC, Dr. Lewis, and Leticia. To our family friend and caretaker, Willie Bonner, thank you very much for improving Rex’s quality of life and for all that you did for him during his final years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the VFW Post 2438 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 269, Bay City, Texas 77414.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting

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

Bay City Tribune, June 25, 2014

Florentino Quintania, Sr.
October 16, 1933 - October 4, 2013

The Memorial service for Mr. Florentino Quintania Sr., 79, of Enid will be held at later date. Cremation is under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.

He was born October 16, 1933 to Praxedes and Margarita Cervantes Quintania in Van Vleck, TX. and passed away October 4, 2013 in Enid.

He is survived by his children Noe and Florentina Escobedo Jr., Marcelino and Augustina Martinez, Noe and Dolores Ibarra, Louis Garcia and Jessica Martinez, Jenaro and Rosielynn Quintania, of Enid, Antonio and Jolene Garcia Jr., Praxedes and Mirna Quintania, Lina Garcia and Joe Michael Quintania, Florentino Quintania Jr. and Olga Lewis, Daniel Quintania Sr. all of Bay City, TX, Janie Garcia of Odessa, TX, 27 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, one brother Nick Quintanilla, two sisters Josephine Gomez and Sophia Valdez.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Brenda Quintania, three sisters Juanita Montalbo, Rosa Montalbo, and Marcella Gonzales, and one brother Ignacio Quintanilla.

Condolences can be made to the family online at


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