Matagorda County Obituaries
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ATHLYN "ATHIE" RAASCH

 

Athlyn "Athie" Raasch, 81, of Palacios, died Jan. 14, 2002, in Victoria. A private family graveside service was to be held at Hawley Cemetery near Blessing. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

 

Athie was a member of the first Presbyterian Church of Palacios.

 

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-laws, Debbie and Terry Mosier of Palacios and Carole and Sam Lark; grandchildren Mary Lynn Mosier, Leigh Ann Mosier, Rusty Woodland, Scott Lark, Stephen Lark, and Capt. Tom Lark; great-grandchildren, John Lark Woodland, Lyndale Woodland, Payton Lark, and Chez Zemanek; and a sister Jean Maegli of Milwaukee, WI.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Raasch, who died in 1969.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzhiemer's Assoc., 11251 Northwest Freeway, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77092.

 

THE PALACIOS BEACON, Wednesday, January 16, 2002

 


Anthony Gary Rachunek
Aug. 22, 1950 – Aug. 11, 2008


Anthony Gary Rachunek, age 57, of Wharton, passed away Monday, August 11, 2008 in a Houston hospital following an extended and courageous battle with leukemia.

He was born on August 22, 1950, the son of Anton John Rachunek and Dorothy Mildred Stolle Rachunek.

Mr. Rachunek graduated from Wharton High School in 1968. He received his BS in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1973. He married Beatrice Korenek on October 6, 1973 in Nada, Texas. Anthony worked as a civil engineer and was the founder of Anthony Rachunek and Associates. He was also a self employed farmer and rancher for most of his life. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus of Wharton and a Grand Knight, Texas Rice Improvement and Coastal Conservation Association. Anthony was a private pilot, he loved flying, hunting, and fishing.

Rosary services were held on Wednesday August 13, 2008, at the Wharton Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 2008 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hungerford with the Father Augustin Nsiah-Asanti officiating and assisted by Father Henry Rachunek. Interment followed in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Hungerford.

Survivors include: his son, Ryan Rachunek of Richmond; daughters, Cindy Mahalitc and husband Louis of Matthews and Kristin Holton and husband John of Edna, Beatrice Rachunek of Wharton; mother, Dorothy Rachunek of Wharton; brothers, Dennis Rachunek and wife Jana, Timothy Rachunek and wife Laurianne, and David Rachunek and wife Carol, all of Wharton; sisters, Linda Dixon and husband Jimmy, Mary Allen, and Rita Kacal, all of Wharton, and Diane Chapman and husband Phil of Alvin. He was looking forward to becoming a grandfather in January 2009.

He was preceded in death by his father Anton John Rachunek.

Pallbearers were David Rachunek, Dennis Rachunek, Timothy Rachunek, Brett Rachunek, Brandon Rachunek, James Ferguson, Jimmy Ferguson, and Gene Macha.

If desiring, memorials may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, c/o Leukemia Research, PO Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210 or your favorite charity.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Wharton Funeral Home.

 

Bay City Tribune, Published August 17, 2008

 


Stanley Radford Sr.

Stanley Radford Sr., 73, of Markham died at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton Saturday, February 7, 1981. Survivors include: wife, Nema Fay of Markham; sons, Kenneth of Pleak, Billy of Angleton, Charles Lee of West Fork, Arkansas, Stanley Jr. of West Columbia and Ronald of Markham; sisters, Fay Loyd of Topeka, Kansas and Grace Wagner of Willow Springs, Missouri; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Bay City Funeral Home Monday, February 9, at 1 p. m. with Rev. Joe Ramsey of Markham Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed at Hawley Cemetery. Pallbearers included grandsons, Rocky Radford, Tony Radford, Will Radford, Jess Radford, Lonnie Vance, David Radford and Ronnie Radford. Services under the direction of Dick R. Elkins Bay City Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, February, 1981
 


Lydia Edith Ragusin
(December 30, 1927 - July 2, 2007)

Lydia Edith Ragusin, 79, of Palacios, TX passed away Monday, July 2, 2007. She was born December 30, 1927 in San Francisco, CA to Chester Samms and Edith Annabelle Woods Samms. She was a member of the Nazarene Church, was a resident of Palacios since 1955 and attended the Solid Rock Fellowship Church.

She is survived by her daughters: Muriel Morrison Hall & husband John of Port Lavaca, Katherine Ann Ragusin and Mary Christine Ragusin Jurasek, both of Palacios; by her sons: Steven Morrison & wife Diana of Pasadena, TX, Allen Stewart Morrison, Sr. & wife Lisa Gail of Palacios and Martin William Ragusin of Blessing; by 17 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Calvin Anthony Ragusin and by her parents: Chester and Edith Samms.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, July 6, 2007 at Palacios Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Swift officiating. Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery, Palacios, TX. Pallbearers will be Arie Morrison, John Hall, Wesley Hall, Jimmy Hall, Allen Morrison, Jr., Russell Morrison, Carroll Cairnes, Mark Garcia and Johnny Ragusin. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Paul Bunnell, MD, Salavino Correa, Toby Anderson and Mark Robinson, Sr.

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

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

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JOSE "JOE" RAMIREZ SR.
 

EDNA - Jose "Joe" Ramirez Sr., 66, of Edna, died Friday, April 13, 2007. He was born July 27, 1940 to the late Donatro and Martina Moreno Ramirez. He was a lawn and landscaper.

He is survived by his wife, Susie Gonzales Ramirez; daughters, Linda Davis of Houston, Janie Ramirez and Mary Ramirez, both of Edna; sons, Wesley Ramirez, Ricky Ramirez and Mike Ramirez, all of Edna, Joe Ramirez of Lake Jackson, David Ramirez of Cuero, Robert Ramirez and Pete Ramirez, both of Edna; sisters, Alice Martinez of Edna and Cruz Garza of Bay City; brother, Manuel Ramirez of Edna; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank, Haciento, Tirso, Doroteo and Poncho Ramirez.

A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Sunday at Slavik Funeral Home.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Burial will follow at Edna Latin American Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Wesley Ramirez, Mike Ramirez, David Ramirez, Ricky Ramirez, Joe Ramirez Jr., Pete Ramirez, and Ryan Ramirez.

Honorary pallbearers: Ricky Davis Jr., Mike Ramirez Jr., and Freddie Gonzales.

The family requests that donations be made to Slavik Funeral Home to defray costs of the funeral.
Slavik Funeral Home, Edna, 361-782-2152.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 4/14/2007.
 


Martha R. Ramirez
Jan 29, 1950 - June 15, 2010

Martha R. Ramirez passed away peacefully in the arms of family and delivered into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on June 15, 2010.

She is preceded in death by: husband, Gilbert M. Ramirez; her father, Marcos P. Ramirez

She is survived by: her mother, Simona R. Ramirez; children, Monica R. Benavides (Manuel), Marisa R. Phillips (Jerry), Maribel R. Lule (Mario), Simona R. Gonzales (Juan), Gilbert Ray Ramirez (Brenda), 16 beloved grandchildren; six brothers and three sisters.

The family wishes to express their most hearfelt gratitude for all your prayers and words of encouragement.

Martha R. Ramirez was a 5 year breast Cancer Survivor.

Bay City Tribune, Published June 23, 2010
 


RUBEN I. RAMIREZ, SR.

Funeral services for Ruben I. Ramirez, Sr., 74, of Palacios, Tx., were held Dec. 4, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hebbronville, Tx. Interment was at New Hebbronville Cemetery in Hebbronville.

Mr. Ramirez was born March 15, 1936 in Hebbronville, Tx. to Juan Lino Ramirez Sr. and Viola Trevino Ramirez. He passed away Nov. 28, 2010 in Bay City, Tx.

He was a resident of Matagorda County since 1982. He was the owner of TPO Express store and a member of the Catholic Church.

He is survived by his son Ruben Ibo Ramirez, Jr.; daughters Lori Crawford and Cheryl Brauner and her husband, Lonnie; stepsons Robert DeWoody and his wife Patty, and Danny DeWoody; sister Gloria Diana Gomez; brother Juan Lino Ramirez, Jr.; 15 grandchildren including Rochell Ramirez, Ruben I. Ramirez, III, Thomas James Carson, III, Pascale Crawford, Patrick Crawford, Amber Rosson, Zackary James Rosson and Erik Edward Brauner; and 2 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother: Alonzo C. Ramirez.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net. Local arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home (361) 972-2012.

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ARNOLDO JONATHAN RAMOS

PALACIOS - Arnoldo Jonathan Ramos, 23, of Palacios, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. He was born Aug. 17, 1987, in Piedras Negras, Coah., Mexico, to Arnoldo Ramos of Piedras Negras, Coah., Mexico and Damaris Escovedo of Palacios.

He is survived by his parents; daughter, Nevaeh Lavinge De La Cruz of Palacios; sisters, Selene Maria Ramos, Edith Kathiria Ramos, and Dania Hilda Ramos, all of Palacios; and brother, Eduardo Ramos of Palacios.

Visitation will be after 9 a.m. today, Sept. 30, 2010, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Primera Iglesia Bautista on the corner of 4th and Morton Streets, in Palacios.

Visitation will continue from 8-10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m., at Primera Iglesia Bautista, Pastor Juan Aguilera officiating. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery in Palacios.

Pallbearers will be Eloy Perez, Eduardo Ramos, Francisco J. Boone, Jose G. Delgado, Daniel A. Escovedo, Roland Ramos, Marcos Ramos Jr., Raymundo Trujillo, and Victor Mandugo.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 30, 2010
 


Edward “E. O.” Osbon Ramsey

Funeral services for Edward “E. O.” Osbon Ramsey, 73, of Palacios will be held at the 1st Baptist Church in Palacios at 2 p. m. Monday, with the Rev. J. Gross officiating. Commissioner Billy Harrison will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery.

Mr. Ramsey was born July 15, 1911, in St. Augustine, Texas, to Wade Hampton and Lula Mae Byley Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey died December 8, 1984 at Wagner General Hospital.

He was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Palacios, and a self employed rancher. Mr. Ramsey was a resident of Palacios for 56 years.

Survivors include: wife, Dorothy Mae Gillaspie Ramsey of Palacios; daughter Sue Ramsey Wickham of Conroe; three sons, Carrel Osbon Ramsey of Palacios, Kenny Lee Ramsey of Houston and Rick Harold Ramsey of Houston; three sisters, Tera Ramsey Dickerson of Pineland, Nona Ramsey Birdwell of St. Augustine, and Rubie Ramsey Burt of Bridgeport; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Palacios.

The Daily Tribune, December, 1984
 


Karen Jean Ramsey
(April 2, 1970 - March 16, 2010)

Karen Jean Ramsey, 39, passed away March 16, 2010. She was born April 2, 1970 in Bay City, TX to Coy C. Ramsey, Jr. and Norma Jean Sherrer Ramsey.

Survivors include parents Coy and Norma Ramsey of Bay City; brother Bruce Alan Ramsey & wife Patricia of Ganado and nephews Dean and Ben Ramsey. Both sets of grandparents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Friday, March 19, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Morgan officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be Gary Hinds, David Johs, Charles Koenig and Kim Reynolds. The family requests that memorials be made to the Volunteers at Richmond State School in Richmond, TX or the charity of your choice.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Raymond Vidal Randle
July 18, 1972 – March 6, 2008

Funeral services for Raymond Vidal Randle, 35, of Bay City, will be held Saturday, March 15, 2008, at 2 p.m., at Mother Zion Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. Murray Martin, eulogist. Burial will follow at Bowden Cemetery in Hungerford.

Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel.

He was born in Bay City, Texas, July 18, 1972, to Raymond Randle and Nina Lowe Randle, and passed away March 6, 2008, at the Methodist Hospital, Houston.

Survivors include: his mother, Nina Fields, and his father, Raymond Randle, both of Bay City; step-father, Michael fields of Cedar Lane, and step-mother, Willie Mae Randle of Houston. Also two sisters, Tommie Randle of Bay City, and Sherrera James (and Carlos) of Houston; and four brothers, DeAdrain Randle (and Felecia) of Sugar Valley, Roosevelt Randle (and Elisha) of Richmond, Randy Tanner of Bay City, and Adrian of Needville. Also his grandparents, Charlie and Mary Armstrong of Houston, and Howard and Verna Ross of Cedar Lane; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published March 12, 2008
 


Wallace Reid Rash
(September 22, 1923 - May 5, 2007)

Wallace “Wally” Reid Rash, 83, of Sargent passed away May 5, 2007 after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. He was born Sept. 22, 1923 in Waco, TX to Robert Jackson Rash and Elizabeth Smith Rash. He has been a property owner in Sargent since 1975 and a permanent resident since his retirement in January 1989.

Wally served in the US Army during WWII. He worked for Truth Verification, Inc, a division of Smith Protective Service. Wally was one of the pioneers in advancing the use of the polygraph in business and industry. He graduated from Keeler Polygraph Institute in Chicago. Wally served on various committees for the American Polygraph Association and the Texas Association of Polygraph. Wally served as the Branch Manager and President of Smith Protective Services retiring in December 1988. After his retirement his passion was golf, fishing and his Wednesday night pool games.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Paul, Howard & Wade and three sisters Pauline, Gladys & Lucille.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Rash of Sargent; daughters & sons-in-law Pat & Robert Griffin of Waco and Joanna & Kevin Haswell of Katy; son & daughter-in-law Michael Reid & Brenda Rash of Waco; seven grandchildren Jeff & Michael Davis, Kevin Rash, Kristen Griffin, Courtney Tischendorf, Acacia & Caitlyn Davis and three great grandchildren Taylor Davis, and Tatum & Teya Tischendorf.

The family will receive friends & relatives from 5PM-7PM Monday, May 7, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, May 10, 2007 at the Robinson Cemetery in Robinson, TX.

If Wally could leave only one message it would be to all men over fifty to have an annual prostate exam. Early detection of cancer could mean the difference between a total cure or the alternative. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice, 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo, TX 77437. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

www.taylorbros.net
 

 

Steven Rask
June 1, 1954 – Aug. 31, 2008


Steve was born June 1, 1954 at Fort Stewart, GA. He traveled with a military father and mother from Georgia, to North Carolina, to Alaska, and finally to Fort Hood, TX. Steve left home in 1975 to be on his own and would eventually settle in Midfield, TX some 25 years ago. Steve was well known and liked by all who knew him. He was a meticulous carpenter who worked on everything from building new houses to remodeling and restoring many old ones. No job was too big or too small for Steve. He built his own home in Midfield, taking almost five years to complete his most beloved project. Steve would always go out of his way to lend a hand to anyone needing help and his friendship will never be forgotten. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Steve is survived by his parents; Gordon and Margie, his two sisters; Susan and Teresa, his brother Mike, his wife Dorothy, her son Curtis, and so many friends whom he cared for and loved very much.

Visitation is at Taylor Bros Funeral Home in Bay City, Monday evening and all day Tuesday. Gravesite services are at the Midfield Cementary, 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 3rd.
 

Bay City Tribune, Published September 3, 2008

 


JoAnn June Ratterree
Jan. 26, 1930 – March 29, 2008

JoAnn June Ratterree, 78, of Bay City, Texas passed away March 29, 2008. She was born January 26, 1930 to Dexter and Elisie Arthur.

She is survived by: daughters, Shyrel Bracken of Hiawatha, Kansas, and Carol McCall and husband Glen of Sterling, Kansas; sons, Melvin Bracken and wife Luvy of Bay City, Texas, and Louis Bracken and wife Kathy of Wamego, Kansas; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Cora Bell Furst of Phoenix, Arizona and Shirley Furst of Topeka, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ratterree; granddaughter, Karen Apps; grandson, Louis Britton, and great-granddaughter, Dallas Choate.

She was a member of the Matagorda United Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary VFW 2438 of Bay City.

A memorial service will be held at Matagorda United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2008 with the Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating.

Bay City Tribune, Published April 2, 2008
 


Evelyn Valasta Rawlings
(July 14, 1921 - June 1, 2008)

Evelyn Valasta Rawlings, 86, of Matagorda passed away June 1, 2008. She was born July 14, 1921 in Temple, Texas to the late William & Carrie Naiver Talasek. She was a member of the Nichols St. Church of Christ in Bay City.

Her husband, Ralph Edward Rawlings, preceded her in death in 1999. Survivors include four sons Ralph Edward Rawlings, Jr. of Matagorda, William Lynn Rawlings of Bay City, John Harold Rawlings of Matagorda & Thomas Lee Rawlings of Wharton; three brothers Marion Talasek of Wadsworth, Marvin Talasek of Matagorda & Melvin Talasek of Selkirk; thirteen grandchildren Ralph III, Lee & Annie, Luke & Lisa all of OK, Suzanne & David of Matagorda, Ricky & Kathy, Troy & Michelle, Lynn & Kelly all of Bay City, John, Jr. of Houston, Steven & Jackie of Bay City, Angela of Matagorda, Tammye & Howard of Pflugerville, Matthew of AK, Tommy of Huntsville; seventeen great grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren and special friend Al Richardson.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, June 7, 2008 at the Nichols St. Church of Christ with Bro. Larry Macomber officiating. Interment will follow at the Matagorda Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives from 7pm to 9pm Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Harvest House at Nichols St. Church of Christ.

www.taylorbros.net
 



Dorothy Marie Ray
(January 25, 1931 - January 27, 2008)

Dorothy Marie Gregurek Ray, 77, of Pearland passed away January 27, 2008. She was born January 25, 1931 in Bay City to the late Louis & Mary Gajdosik Gregurek. She was a former longtime resident of Bay City.

Survivors include daughters & their husbands Lisa Lee & Doug Johle of Dickinson and Mary Dee & Robert Minchew of Kingwood; sons and their wives Paul & Pam Langham of Pearland and Michael & Naomi Langham of San Antonio; sisters Lidde Wallace of Nacogdoches, Violet Pierce of Houston and Tootsie Heuerman of Arlington; brother Edward Gregurek of Hearn; grandchildren Paul & Brittany Langham, Scott Eastland, Abigail Minchew, Marissa Mikayla & Michael Langham, Jake Jonathon, Joshua & Jeffrey Minchew and great grandchild Alex Cervantes.

The family will greet friends & relatives from 5pm to 7pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Edward Wesley Ray, age 66, passed away May 1, 2010, at his home in Bertram, Texas.

Ed, or Eddie as he was also known, was born April 22, 1944, in Bay City, Texas, to Clifford G. Ray and Etheleder E. (Karius) Ray.

He was a former resident of Freeport, and was a welder for most of his life, and worked for Rising Star Oil Field Services, in Odessa. He loved being at his ranch in Oatmeal.

Ed is survived by his wife, Shirley, of Bertram; step-son, John Bitting, of Humble; and step-daughter, Melanie Buckheit, of Lake Jackson. Also surviving are two step-grandsons, Justin Ruleman and Brandon Buckheit.

Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday and graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Oatmeal Cemetery, with Keith Greenwood officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Burnet, Texas.

Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.clementswilcoxburnet.com

Published in the Brazosport Facts on May 4, 2010
 


Evelyn Ray
July 9, 1928  June 7, 2009

Evelyn Ray, 80, of Bay City passed away June 7, 2009.

She was born July 9, 1928 in Jackson, Tennessee to the late Leedy Ancil and Pronettie Ammons Ray. She had been a resident of Bay City for 21 years and was a member of Golden Ave. Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her daughter, Tammy Stevens and husband Jeffrey of Van Vleck; sisters, Annie Scarbrough, Lena Mae Teague and Louise Massey and grandchildren, Nicole Stevens, Kenneth (JR) Danforth, and Tiffany and Casey Howell.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2009 at Golden Ave Baptist Church with the Rev. Max Pluss officiating.

A reception will follow at the home of Laverne Stevens, 1700 Mustang Ave., Bay City, Texas.

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, Published June 10, 2009
 


Hazel Ray
(December 2, 1913 - January 29, 2009)

Hazel Ray, 95, of Bay City passed away Jan. 29, 2009. She was born Dec. 2, 1913 in Hughes Springs, TX to the late Samuel Columbus & Lucy Morgan Norwood. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bay City and taught Sunday School and Bible Class for many years.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband H. H. “Bully” Ray in 1996, brother Hardy Norwood, and 3 sisters Violet Mooney, Sylvia Dancer, and Joyce Peterson. Survivors include daughter Linda Lou Salyer of Bay City; sons Samuel Franklin Ray & wife Sherry of Dangerfield, TX, Steve Clinton Ray & wife Barbara of Lake Jackson, Elton Lynn Ray & wife Carol of Ore City, TX and Terry Neal Ray of Denton, TX; brother John Thomas Norwood of Hampshire, TX; five grandchildren John Ray, Brook Ray, Doug Ray & wife Barb, Chris Ray and Laura Eckerd & husband Steven and five great grandchildren Tyler, Dylan & Spencer Ray and Katie & Maddie Eckerd.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Sunday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Quirk officiating. Interment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Bay City Tribune, February 1, 2009                    Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Lila Fitzgerald Ray

Lila Fitzgerald Ray, 59, of Bay City died Thursday in a local hospital after a long illness.

Services will be 2 p. m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Bay City, with Roy Daniels and David Kleinfeldt officiating.

Burial will be in the Hawley Cemetery in Blessing under the direction [of] Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City.

Mrs. Ray was born Sept. 13, 1930, in Palacios to James and Edith Day Fitzgerald.

Surviving are two daughters, Carol Franklin and Bobbie Jo Ray, both of Bay City; six sisters, Geraldine Fitzgerald of Bay City, Betty Rickaway of Blessing, Marjorie Holt of Kansas, Barbara Love of Edna, Gladys Roberts of Tahlequah, Okla., and Velcie Simon of Manville; and a granddaughter.

She was the director of the Edith Armstrong Center in Bay City for 16 years. She is also a former secretary and deaconess for the First Christian Church, a former member of the Women’s Bowling Association and a founder of the Bay City Girls Softball Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Timothy Alan Ray.

Pallbearers are Jim Spoonemore, Coy Ramsey, A. C. Herreth, Ladell Sump, Hill Winfrey and Dale Withrow. Honorary pallbearers are Rex Teat, Glenn Sedam, Earl Long, Bryan Hale, Jess Fallis and Dr. Bryan Simons.

Memorials may be to the Matagorda County Association for Retarded Citizens or the First Christian Church building fund.

The Daily Tribune, October, 1989
 


Ovie Franklin Ray

Funeral services will be held for Ovie Franklin Ray Jr., 55, of Bay City, at 2 p. m. today (Monday) at the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel.

Ray died October 24, 1981 at his residence.

Officiating at the services will be the Rev. John Jolley of the First Christian Church.

She is survived by daughters, Carol Budaus and Bobbi Jo Ray of Bay City; brother, Vernon Ray of Markham; sister, Glyna Wells of South Houston; 5 grandchildren.

Burial will follow services at Hawley Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Frank Ray III, Mark Wells, Gail Leftwich, Steve Davis, Hank Fitzgerald and Mike Budaus.

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

The Daily Tribune, October, 1981
 


Timothy Alan Ray

Timothy Alan Ray, 19, of Old Van Vleck Rd. in Bay City, died April 25, 1977 in San Marcos as a result of an automobile accident. He was born Dec. 14, 1957 in Bay City. He is survived by his parents, Frank and Lila Ray of Bay City; sisters, Bobbi Jo Ray of Bay City and Carol Ray Franklin of Seabrook; grandmother, Mrs. O. F. Ray of Bay City. Services will be held at the Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday at 2 p. m. with Ernie Williams officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be Glenn Parks, Stuart Chambliss, Steve Davis, William Cox, Keith McDonald and Stanley Avants.

The Daily Tribune, April, 1977
 


Mary Hebert Rebector

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Hebert Rebector, age 97, of Bay City, will be held Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m., at the Mother Zion Baptist Church in Bay City, with Rev. K. J. Griggs officiating. Burial will follow at Wilson Creek Cemetery in El Maton.

Visitation will be Friday until 9 p.m. in the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

She was born in Orange, Texas, Monday, March 5, 1900, to John Hebert and Hattie Mouton Hebert, and passed away Sunday, April 20, 1997, at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

She was a former member of Free Zion Baptist Church in Blessing, Texas. Upon moving to Bay City, she united with Mother Zion Baptist Church where she served faithfully.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Estella Stewart and Mrs. Alena Robinson, both of Bay City, and two sons, Harvey Grogan of North Carolina, and Ira Gordon, Jr. of Blessing. Also a host of grand, great-grand and great-great grandchildren, as well as countless nieces, nephews and cousins, other relatives and a family of friends.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John Grogan, two sisters, Clara Deadrick and Odelia Pea, and six brothers, Leon Hebert, Sam Hebert, Batt Hebert, Charlie Hebert, Johnnie Hebert and Bennie Hebert.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Bennie Hebert, Jr., Lee Edward Hebert, Eugene Temple, Ira Gordon, III, James Robinson, Jr., and Herman January.

Honorary pallbearers will include Harvey Grogan, Ira Gordon, Jr., Tony Hill, Byron Hill, Terry Hill and Quila Bouldin.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, April 25, 1997
 


Leila May Redden
Nov. 4, 1911 - Aug. 14, 2010

Leila May Redden was born at home on November 4, 1911 in Mills County, Texas to Alonzo and Nevada Harris. A longtime resident of Baytown, she passed away on August 14, 2010 at Matagorda House in Bay City, Texas.

She married Ollie G. Redden in 1935.

She was preceded in death by: her husband and her son Robert Jim Redden.

May was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her talents included being an expert quilter, crocheter and knitter and a skilled cake decorator. She was known as a fabulous cook, gardener, and fisherman.

May is survived by: her brother, Louis A. Harris and Ouida of Humble; her children, Jerry W. Redden and Jewel of Trinity, Charles Redden and Dee of Livingston, Ollie Matthews and Jack of Bay City, and daughter-in-law Ellen Redden of Shepard; her grandchildren, John, Jason, Michael and Steven Redden, Jennifer Reinhardt, Trey Rugeley and Leanne Sliva, and 10 great-grandchildren. Also, she leaves a special niece, Nelda Joyce Holleman; nephews, Joe Harris and Norman Crawford and special friends, Bonnie Cox, Irma Jewel Woods, and Estelle Delcoure.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, and grandsons-in-law.

Special thanks to all of the staff at Matagorda House and A-Med Hospice for their kindness and compassion.

Graveside services were held at Earthman Memory Gardens, 8624 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas, at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 17th.

Arrangements are with Bay City Funeral Home, (979)245-4893.

Bay City Tribune, Published August 18, 2010
 


B. Lee Reddoch
(June 8, 1930 - September 2, 2009)

B. Lee Reddoch, 79, of Cedar Lane, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2009. He was born June 8, 1930 in Bay City, TX to Judson Lee Reddoch and Mary Lee Head Reddoch. He was a resident of Cedar Lane since 1972, he was a hot shot driver for the oil field and was a veteran of the US Air Force.

He is survived by his wife Charlene Thornton Reddoch of Cedar Lane; his sons: Eric Eugene Reddoch & wife Elizabeth of Van Vleck and Mark Robert Reddoch of Cedar Lane; his sister: Joyce Davis of Missouri; a brother: Jimmy Reddoch of Old Ocean; and a granddaughter: Kristen Michelle Reddoch of Van Vleck. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Glen Alfred Reddoch in 1959.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 5, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Zach Nicholson officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be: James Wright, Taft Snow, Victor Alberado, Jack Stevens, Michelle Davidson, and Lynn Davidson.

www.taylorbros.net

 


Frances Wells Reddoch
(July 6, 1924 - November 27, 2006)

Frances Wells Reddoch, 82, of Sweeny passed away November 27, 2006. She was born July 6, 1924 in Spadra, Arkansas to Millard Curtis Walker and Frances Evergreen Jenkins Walker. Mrs. Reddoch was company nurse for Philips Petroleum in Old Ocean for many years and nursed at a number of local hospitals. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Ladies Auxiliary for the VFW Post #8551.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, C. D. Wells, her second husband, D. R. Reddoch, by two daughters Betty Wells Buck & Judy Lowe, her grandson Daniel Buck and step-son Patrick Lee Reddoch.

Survivors include daughters Karen Wells Powers & husband Jerry of Bastrop, Donna Wells Bailey & husband Ray of Sweeny; step-daughter Donnie Reddoch Noster & husband Ronny of Sargent; step-sons Bartley Steven Reddoch & wife Kay of Canton, TX & Jan Clifford Reddoch & wife Patti of Sweeny; sister Carrie Jeanne Hall of Lawton, OK; brother-in-law E. B. Reddoch III & wife Janie of Round Rock; fourteen grandchildren and twenty four great grandchildren.

A graveside service was held 11:00 AM Thursday, November 30, 2006 at the Sweeny Cemetery with Rev. Alex Lupo officiating. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613

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VAN VLECK - Emaline Rose Reed, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2007 at the age of 88, after a lengthy illness. She was born on Feb. 12, 1919, in Pledger, and is the last of Bert and Maude Rose's seven children. She was a lifelong resident of Van Vleck, and a charter member of the First Baptist Church.

Emaline married Curtis Reed Dec. 15, 1936. They were married for 68 years.

She worked in the first school library at Van Vleck. She was also instrumental in establishing her church library. Emaline enjoyed genealogy, oil painting and collecting books.

Survivors include her daughter, Wanda Laird of Mathis; grandson, Clay Laird (Connie) of Pasadena; and great granddaughter, Madison Laird of Columbus; and serveral nieces and nephews.

Emaline is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Curtis; son, Shelbert; grandson, Curtis Wayne Laird; infant granddaughter, Cindy LaNell Laird; son-in-law, Jim Laird; four sisters and two brothers.

Special thanks are extended to Gwynda Jones, Rosa Lee Coston and Evalyn Jones for their generous support and assistance. The care and compassion provided by the staff of Mathis Nursing Center and Vista Care Hospice is greatly appreciated.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Russell Davis officiating. Interment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of the First Baptist Church of Van Vleck, to the Mathis Public Library, or to donor's choice.

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

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 4/16/2007, Victoria County, Texas                 Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


RONNIE LYNN REESE


SARGENT - Ronnie Lynn Reese, 65, of Sargent, passed away July 12, 2008. She was born May 4, 1943, in Kingsville, to the late Norman L. and Arlene Livergood Falkenburg.

Survivors include her husband Norman W. Reese of Sargent; daughter, Christie Anne Mast and husband Jerry of Little Elm; son, Norman W. Reese Jr. and wife DeAnna of Sargent; grandchildren, Kenya D. Hankins, Kenny D. Hankins, Tiffany A. Reese, Brandon L. Mast, and Taylor R. Mast; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at Calvary Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. Chester Sassman officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to cancer research.

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 7/23/2008

 



James Rodney Reeves
(January 4, 1950 - March 31, 2008)

James Rodney Reeves, 58, of Victoria passed away March 31, 2008. He was born Jan. 4, 1950 in Bay City, TX to Faye Rayburn Reeves and the late Marcus Gilbert Reeves.

He was preceded in death by his father and brother Marcus Reeves. Survivors include his mother Faye Reeves Sewell of Sweeny; wife Carla Reeves of Victoria; daughter Jennifer Brannon of Lubbock; son James Gilbert Reeves of Lubbock; step-sons Joseph Anderson of Bloomington, TX & James Anderson of Mertzon, TX; grandchildren James Marcus Reeves, Jacob Reeves, Sierra Reeves, Joshua Reeves & Anna Beth Brannon and step-grandchildren Kaelin Ruth, Cody Anderson, Cecellia Smith, Jocelyn Anderson, Johnny Anderson & Jordan Anderson.

The family will receive friends & relatives from 6pm to 8pm Thursday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be 3:00 PM Friday, April 4, 2008 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

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Long-Time Rice Farmer Dies

R. A. “Jack” Reeves, 89, one of the earliest rice farmers in Matagorda County died Thursday at Matagorda House.

Service will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday at Bay City Funeral Home with the Rev. Warren Hornung of El Campo Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be [at] Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Survivors include one brother, Ernest of Dallas, cousin, Mignon Doman of Markham and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Reeves was born July 14, 1884 in Ellis County. He came to Matagorda County in 1909 and started his rice farming and cattle production. He was active in rice and beef cattle throughout the years and was noted for planting improved pastures on his rice lands in a good rice-pasture to get the most production from his rice and have the best pasture possible for his cattle.

In 1954 he was honored as one of only 12 Matagorda County rice farmers with 50 years or more of rice farming time at the annual rice festival.

He again was honored Oct. 3, 1958 as a pioneer rice farmer when he and 12 others were cited by the Bay City Chamber of Commerce.

Memorials in Mr. Reeves’ memory can be made to the Markham Methodist Church.

The Daily Tribune, January 11, 1974
 

Mr. Fred Preston Rehak, age 85 of Boling, Tx died early Thursday, August 26, 2010 in a Needville nursing center.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday August 28, 2010 with Funeral Services held on Sunday August 29, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Wharton Funeral Home with the Rev. Valmon Meade officiating.

Burial will follow in the Needville Public Cemetery.

A complete obituary will appear in the next edition.

Bay City Tribune, Published August 29, 2010
 


VARIE REID

EDNA - Varie Reid, 83, of Austin, formerly of Edna, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2008. She was born July 24, 1924, in Inez, to the late Minnie Haynes and Kermit Holland.

She was a retired cosmetologist and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Carol Cyphers of Austin and Tommie Lynn Moody of San Antonio; and sisters, Jerdie Baker of Littig, Jewel Smith of Bay City, Margaret Gamble of Port Arthur, Naomi Edison, Dorothy Hornbeak and Doris Crawford, all of Houston.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Calvin Reid.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Monday at Cook-Butler Funeral Home in Edna.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with burial at Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Emmanuel Buabeng, David Wayne Nash, David Nash, Craig Blake Cyphers, Richard Hamilton, and Cornelius Wimbish.

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 5/31/2008.
 


Lee Reis
(November 1, 1931 - July 24, 2010)

Lee Reis, 78, of Bay City passed away July 24, 2010. He was born November 1, 1931 in Beatrice, NE to the late Truman Charles & Mary Catherine McCullough Reis. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict; was a member of the Bay City Lions Club; member of Matagorda County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy; and a charter member of Kerrville Police Citizens Academy.

Survivors include his wife, Vicky Madayag Reis of Bay City; daughter Vicky Lee Baltz & husband Karl of Spring, TX; sons Steven Elliot Reis & wife Donna of Bay City and Raymond Charles Reis of Bay City; grandchildren: Christina Danielle Reis, Charles Elliot Reis, Guy Stephen Reis & wife Kaylin, Mollie Catherine Allen & husband Mikah, Thomas Lee Reis, Jonathan Patrick Reis, Bethany Carole Reis, E. J. Ashcraft III & wife Heather, Michael Collin Ashcraft & wife Alicia, Brett Alan Ashcraft & wife Melanie, Tyler McCullough Ashcraft and Four Great Grand-daughters.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5pm to 6:30 pm Tuesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with a rosary being recited at 6:30 PM. Mass will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery with military honors by P. H. Parker VFW Post 2438. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Texas Lions Camp; PO Box 290247; Kerrville, TX 78029.
 


Charles Joseph “Tinker” Remlinger, Jr.
July 19, 1931 – May 29, 2008

Charles Joseph “Tinker” Remlinger, Jr., 76, of Palacios passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008.

He was born July 19, 1931 in Riviera, Texas to the late Charles and Amanda Remlinger.

He was a devoted member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the Knight of Columbus. He worked for Celanese Chemical Corp. for 23 years and retired in 1989. Not one to be idle, Tinker soon became an inspector for the Matagorda County-Palacios Seawall Commission where he served for 17 years, retiring in 2006.

He is survived by: his sons, Chuck and wife Irene of Katy, Bruce and wife Kim of Fredericksburg, Paul of Bay City, Mark and wife Lucille of Blessing, Scott and wife Karen of Houston; daughters, Ann Glaze of San Antonio, Lynn and husband Larry Koether of Van Vleck, and Jane Remlinger of Palacios; sisters, Agnes Blake and Edna Walker of Austin; 21 grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Remlinger; son, Kirk; sister, Margaret Kuntscher and brothers, Victor, Harold and John Remlinger.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2008 at the Palacios Funeral Home. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2008 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Palacios with the Rev. Charles Dwomoh officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Blessing.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Kirk, Craig, Erich and Paul Ryan Remlinger, Bubba and Ross Glaze, Matthew and Jacob Koether, Bruce Junek, Jr. and Austin Frick.

Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Published June 1, 2008
 


Elizabeth Ann Remlinger
(March 30, 1933 - August 1, 2007)

Elizabeth Ann Remlinger, 74, of Palacios passed away August 1, 2007. She was born March 30, 1933 in Riviera, Texas to the late Albert and Josephine Cernoch Boeker. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, where she contributed countless hours of her time in various activities, and a member of Catholic Daughters. She also devoted nine years of dedicated service to the Knights of Columbus.

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Charles Remlinger of Palacios; sons Chuck & wife Irene of Katy, Bruce & wife Kim of Fredericksburg, Paul of Bay City, Mark & wife Lucille of Blessing and Scott & wife Karen of Houston; daughters Ann Glaze of San Antonio, Lynn & husband Larry Koether of Van Vleck and Jane Remlinger of Palacios; sister Vera Yaklin of Riviera; 21 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, numerous nieces & nephews and caregiver Diana Garcia. She was preceded in death by a son Kirk and sister Helen Blanchette.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Friday, August 3, 2007 at Palacios Funeral Home. Mass will be 10:00 AM Saturday, August 4, 2007 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Dwomoh officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be her grandsons Kirk, Craig, Erich & Paul Ryan Remlinger, Bubba & Ross Glaze, Matthew & Jacob Koether, Bruce Junek, Jr. & Austin Frick. The family wishes to thank the staff of Palacios Community Medical Center, Houston Hospice & Palacios Healthcare Center. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home. 361-972-2012

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Jackie Tanner Reinhardt

Jackie Tanner Reinhardt, 27, of Markham, died in Harlingen Wednesday, July 14, 1976 as the result of an automobile accident. She is survived by her husband Jack Reinhardt. She was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church. The Funeral will be held in the Trinity Assembly of God Church Monday, July 19, 1976 at 3 p. m. with the Rev. Jessie Poss officiating. Interment will be in the Hawley Cemetery under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, July 16, 1976
 


Essie E. Reitz

Funeral services for Mrs. Essie E. Reitz, 90, of Blessing have been scheduled for 10 a. m. Monday at Palacios Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. William J. Hodge officiating. Burial will follow at Hawley Cemetery.

Mrs. Reitz, who was born Sept. 10, 1893, in Ennis County, Texas, died July 27, 1984, at Wagner General Hospital in Palacios. A member of the Catholic church, she had been a resident of Blessing since 1961.

She is survived by her husband, W. L. Reitz of Blessing; a daughter, Willie Holsworth of Palacios; a step-daughter, Maxine Hilton of Floresville; three sons, Roy Davis of Blessing, R. B. Davis of Corpus Christi and Billy Davis of Mineral Wells; eight grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Palacios.

The Daily Tribune, July, 1984
 


Peggy Ann Reneau
(November 5, 1924 - August 12, 2005)

Peggy Ann Reneau, 80, of Bay City died August 12, 2005 at her residence. She was born November 5, 1924 in Birmingham, AL to the late John Miles and Aileen Smith Reese. Mrs. Reneau was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a resident of Bay City since 1987.

Survivors include: daughter: Elizabeth Ann Sullivan; son: Kenneth Michael Reneau; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Kenneth Reneau.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 AM Monday, August 15, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

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

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Lorraine Renfro
(December 23, 1916 - September 15, 2005)

Iva Lorraine Renfro, 88, died September 15, 2005 in Salem, Oregon. She was born December 23, 1916 in Hamlin, Texas to Hoyt B. Hamilton and Iva Mae Jones Hamilton. She was a longtime resident of Bay City, taught 3rd grade in the Bay City ISD for 30 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. In 1972 she was one of three chosen for Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America. She was a member of many church and civic organizations and educators organizations. Mrs. Renfro was quoted as saying, “The most important thing in my life is my Lord.”

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy Kate Timmons and H. M. Timmons of Salem, Oregon and Patsy “Pat” Ann Vanderhorst and T. J. Vanderhorst of Annapolis, Maryland, by eight grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert H. Renfro and a brother, Edwin Hamilton.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Chapel. Members or her family will officiate. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers include, Tim Timmons, Tom Vanderhorst, Capt. Tom Vanderhorst, Jr. USMC, Henry Colwell, Frank Baker, and Landa Schraub. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Billy Graham Association by calling 1-877-247-2426 or Hearts of Love, PO Box 702351, Dallas, TX 75370-2351. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

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John Richard Ressler

(August 16, 1922 - June 20, 2009)

John Richard Ressler, 86, of Palacios, TX passed away Saturday, June 20, 2009 at his home. He was born August 16, 1922 in Palacios to Ira Ambrose Ressler and Hazel Hannah Scott Ressler. He was a retired Mail Carrier for the U S Postal Service and a retired carpenter. He was a World War II veteran of the US Army.

He is survived by his daughter: Suzanne Henson of Pflugerville, TX; his sons and daughter-in-law: Donald Ressler of Palacios and Herbert & Monica Ressler of Palacios; by a brother: Joe Ressler of Dripping Springs, TX; and by 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Billie Cee Ressler and his parents: Ira A. and Hazel S. Ressler.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at Trinity Baptist Church in Palacios with Rev. Louis Rush officiating. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery, Palacios, TX. Pallbearers will be Bradley Henson, Donald Ressler, Jr., Zachary Ressler, Miles Ressler, Miguel Diaz and Roger Grace.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 6/23/2009
 


Arthur Rhodes
Matagorda Man Expires at 70

 

A retired ranch foreman, Arthur Rhodes, 70, of Matagorda, expired Saturday at Matagorda General Hospital and services were held at 2 p. m. Sunday from Taylor Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. George Townley, pastor of St. Paul's Methodist Church, officiated and burial was in Matagorda Cemetery.

 

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Doris Broussard of Aurora, N. C. and a granddaughter, Mrs. Charles C. Martin of Newgulf.

 

The Daily Tribune, October 21, 1963

 


Martha Rhodes

 

RHODES, (Mrs.) Martha, 93, passed away Tuesday evening at Mauritz Hospital in Ganado. Mrs. Rhodes was a longtime resident of Wadsworth. Funeral services will be held at 4 p. m. Thursday afternoon at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R. E. Black officiating. Interment will be in Cedarvale Cemetery. Mrs. Rhodes is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joe Kazmir of LaWard and Mrs. Ruby Bradford of Benton, Ky.; one son, Robert Rhodes of Willis, Tex. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

 

The Daily Tribune, Bay City, Texas, November 15, 1967

 


Mattie Loula Rhodes
[21 Mar 1881 - 15 Aug 1975]
 

Mrs. Mattie Loula Rhodes, 94, of Blessing, died August 15 at Matagorda House nursing home in Bay City. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and has been a resident of Matagorda County since 1898 when she first moved here.

 

Survivors include: Sons, B. B. Rhodes of Blessing, Thomas Walker Rhodes of Camp Springs, Maryland, and L. L. Rhodes of Freeport; sister, Mrs.Lena Meadows of Houston; brother, Lester Blair of Bonner Springs, Kansas, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held at the Taylor Bros. Chapel Sunday August 17 at 2 p.m. The Rev. W. D. O'Neal will be officiating.

 

Interment will be in Hawley Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Dick R. Elkins Bay City Funeral Home.

 

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, August 16, 1975

 


Robert Hamilton Rhodes

Rhodes, Robert Hamilton, 91, of Blessing, died at Matagorda General Hospital Sunday afternoon. Services set for 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Taylor Brothers Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joseph Cooper of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Hawley Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mattie Rhodes of Blessing; and three sons, B. B. Rhodes of Blessing, L. L. Rhodes of Freeport and P. W. Rhodes of Camp Springs, Md. Pallbearers will be V. L. Bowers, R. P. Dawdy, L. M. Pierce, Melvin Lee, Elmer Cornett, A. M. Logan. Rhodes had been a resident of Blessing 55 years. He was a rancher and a member of the Presbyterian Church.

The Daily Tribune, April 15, 1968
 


Final Rites Held Wednesday for Robert Rhodes

 

Funeral services were held last Wednesday for Robert O. Rhodes at the Taylor Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. R. E. Black officiating.

 

Mr. Rhodes of Wadsworth passed away in the Matagorda General Hospital at the age of 77. Burial was made in the Cedarvale Cemetery with Taylor Brothers in charge of arrangements.

 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Ann Rhodes; two daughters, Mrs. Joe Kazmar of LaWard, Mrs. Ruby Hale of Austin; three sons, John of Wadsworth, Robert of Hockley and Burlie of Pledger, and one brother, Arthur of Houston.

 

The Daily Tribune, Bay City, Texas, February 24, 1955

 


Hilery “Frenchie” Richard
June 8, 1924 - Jan. 20, 2010


Hilery “Frenchie” Richard, 85, passed away January 20, 2010 at the VA Hospital in Houston. He was born on June 8, 1924 in Churchpoint, Lousianna

He is preceded in death by: his brother Ebrum Richard and his sister Natalie Papatonis.

Hilery is survived by: his wife of 63 years, Rosemary. Also survived by his children and their spouses: Ronnie Richard (Irene), Dee Hunter (Steve), Eddie Richard (Zaida), Leigh Ann Richard, Sherry Milliken (David); his brothers Bobby, Lynn, and Larry Richard, Eldon, Burnie, Joe, and Edward Young; sister Lucy French; 11 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and countless friends. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. _ 8 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2010 at San Jacinto Funeral Home. A wake service will be conducted at 7 pm that evening. Funeral Liturgy is scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 915 Runneburg Rd., Crosby, Texas.

Interment will follow at San Jacinto Memorial Park.

San Jacinto Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 14659 East Freeway, Houston, Texas 77015. (713) 453-7114. www.sanjacintofunerals.com


Bay City Tribune, Published January 24, 2010
 

Mary Eugenia Lawson Richards, 92, born in Matagorda, Texas on September 23, 1917, known as “Gene” by her friends and “Mimi” by her grandchildren and great grand children, went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, November 27, 2009.

A viewing will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, Texas on Tuesday.

A Memorial service will be held in Houston, Texas on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at West Houston Christian Center, 11300 Wilcrest Green Dr., Houston, Texas. 77042.

For more information please call 713-954-9422.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published December 2, 2009

 


BILL RICHARDSON

MIDFIELD - Bill Richardson, age 92, of Midfield, passed away on Nov. 24, 2009. He was born on May 14, 1917 in Midfield to the late Sam and Emmie Martin Richardson He was the former owner of Bill's Steak House in Midfield and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Richardson of Midfield; his daughter, Ann Richardson Fatheree and husband Doc of Midfield; his sons, Marshall Richardson and wife Janet of Midfield and Mark Richardson of Dallas; his brothers, A.T. Richardson of Bay City and Alton Richardson of Bay City; his sister, Edith Hurta of Bay City; his grandchildren, Jamie Sliva, Fabacher Sliva, Cody Richardson, Lisa Sliva, and Amy Gambacurta; and his great-grandchildren, Jenna Langhorne, Sterling Sliva, and Abigayle Gambacurta.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Pauline Johnston Richardson; his sisters, Violet Talafuse and Betty Mott; and his brother, Lee Richardson.

Visitation will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at Triska Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at the Midfield Cemetery with Rev. Don Storey officiating.

Pallbearers are Jamie Sliva, Fabacher Sliva, Cody Richardson, Jason Fatheree, J.L. Beane, and Spencer Gambacurta.
Honorary pallbearers are Doug Gayle, Lee Hall Pierce, Lee Edward Pierce, Jack Davis, John Sliva, Elmo Duke, Max Johnson, Billy Bode, and his domino buddies.

Memorial donations may be made to Houston Hospice-El Campo, P.O. Box 1417, El Campo, TX 77437. Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681.

Published in Victoria Advocate on November 26, 2009
 


C. W. “Kirk” Richardson

C. W. “Kirk” Richardson, 62, of Blessing passed away Monday, December 17 in a Corpus Christi hospital. He was born on December 28, 1916 in Corrigan to Crit and Letha Burchfield Richardson. He moved to Bay City and opened Kirk’s Barber Shop in August 1942 and was elected to the Justice of the Peace in August 10, 1967. He belonged to the Bay City Lodge 865 A.F. & A. M. for almost 30 years and served in the United States Army during World War II. Survivors include: wife, Mrs. Lena Richardson of Blessing; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Crit Richardson of Corrigan; daughters, Joyce Morton of Pecos, Elizabeth Hurt of Blessing, Peggy Patterson of Lorenzo; sisters, Lillian Malone of Woodlake, Sybil Loving of Houston, Maxine Wosnitzky of Corrigan, Billie Jones of Pearland, Bobbie Bullock of Cleveland, Beth Matcek of Caldwell and Patti Miller of Baytown; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p. m. Thursday, December 20 at the First Baptist Church of Markham with the Reverend Joe Ramsey officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at the Hawley Cemetery in Blessing under the auspices of Bay City Lodge 865 A.F. & A.M. Troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include Deacons from the First Baptist Church of Markham and Masonic Brothers and close friends.

The Daily Tribune, December, 1979
 


Elnora Q. Richardson

 

BAY CITY - Elnora Quinney Richardson, 77, of Bay City, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004.

 

She was born March 6, 1926, in Markham, to the late Frank and Annie Butcher Quinney. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Markham.

 

Survivors: daughter, Debbie Carroll of Palacios; son, Lester Fouse of Angleton; brother, J. B. Quinney of Sheridan; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

 

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Markham, the Rev. Howard Harper officiating.

 

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

 

The Victoria Advocate, February 12, 2004

 

Hardy Arthur Richardson, 80, of Bay City was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at his home with his family as he peacefully exited from this life to the next.

Richardson was born April 18, 1921 in Elk City, Okla. to the late Frank Harvey and Maude Elizabeth Poore Richardson.

Richardson was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy and a resident of Bay City the past 42 years. He retired from Texas Gulf, Inc. in 1982 after 34 years of service, and is fondly remembered by co-workers as "Big John".

Locally, friends and neighbors remember him as the elderly gentleman who bailed hay along the highway.

Survivors include: wife: Mildred Inez Jahns Richardson of Bay City; daughter and son-in-law: Suzetta and Rudy Bonifay of Bay City; son: Raymond Hardy Richardson of La Vernia, Texas; sisters: Minnie Marie Brooks of Bono, Ark., Dorothy Elizabeth Richardson of Selma, CA and Gladys Ann Hoffman of Brazoria; brothers: John Kenneth Richardson and Frank Issac Richardson of Selma, CA, and Walter Raymond Richardson & wife Verna of Boling; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by sister, Emma Mae Richardson; brothers, Charlie James and Earl Harroll Richardson; and first wife, Etta Inez Roper Richardson.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2001, at the Church of God of Prophecy in Bay City with Rev. Robert Collins and Rev. Neil Hartsfield officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, June 21, 2001
 


Hardy A. Richardson

Etta Richardson

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Idalue Richardson
(June 11, 1928 - May 13, 2010)

Idalue Richardson, 81, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2010. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Idalue loved to crochet, play dominos, play board games, and read. She was very proud of her grandsons Ross and Jacob who serve in the United States Army in Iraq. Idalue was born on June 11, 1928 in Bay City to the late Doyle O’Hanlan and Eva Tucker Coston.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years: Garland Richardson; 2 sons: Dennis Richardson & wife Sue, and Gaylen Richardson; 2 daughters: Yvonne Charanza & husband Milton and Susan Bruno; 7 grandchildren: Sande Haley & husband Mike, Nathan Brown & wife Beth, Taylor Richardson, Ross Bruno, Mitchell Charanza, Jacob Bruno, and Ashley Charanza. 4 great grandchildren: Samantha Henry, Jordyn Haley, Logan Haley, and Zachary Brown; and sister: Annie Mae Toxey. Idalue was preceded in death by her parents; grandson: Christopher Ryan Bruno; 4 brothers: Rusty, Gene, Doyle, & Paul Coston; and 2 sisters: Oralee Sewell and Leona Denbow.

Idalue was lovingly called “Nannie” by all of her grandchildren & great grandchildren whom she adored. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, May 16, 2010 at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Monday, May 17, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

The Bay City Tribune, May 16, 2010
 

Walter Morris Richardson, a long time resident of Bay City, died on May 20, 2008.

Morris managed Sisk’s Hardware for many years. He was also a Charter member of the Bay City Fire Department and a member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City.

Memorial services are pending.

Bay City Tribune, Published May 25, 2008
 


Elizabeth Joy Richey
(December 18, 1931 - October 17, 2007)

Elizabeth Joy Richey, 75, of Palacios passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2007. She was born December 18, 1931 in Palacios to the late Samuel Albert Dorris and Hattie Mearl Jones Dorris, and was a life long resident of Palacios.

She is survived by daughter: Sandra Richey Johnson & husband Stephen of Wharton; 3 sons: Edwin Richey & wife Mary of Orchard, Lee Richey & wife Nancy of Victoria, and Owen Richey of Markham; sister: Gladys Wilson of Victoria; 8 grandchildren: Troy Richey, Jackie Ramos, Marcy Nelson, Brandi Richey, Kimberly Cassady, Amanda McClain, Marshall Johnson, and Danné Richey; and 10 great grandchildren. Mrs. Richey was preceded in death by her parents, and husband Loyed Richey.

A Funeral Service will be held 10 AM Saturday, October 20, 2007 at the Palacios Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Morrison officiating. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery.

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

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

www.taylorbros.net
 


Howard Owen Richey
Dec. 15, 1952 - Dec. 13, 2009

Howard Owen Richey, 56, of Markham passed away Sunday December 13, 2009 in Houston.

He was born December 15, 1952 in Aransas Pass, Texas to the late Lloyd and Joy Dorris Richey. He is now with his heavenly father and no longer has to suffer here on earth.

Owen was involved with drag racing in the 70’s and mud racing in the 90’s. He thought highly of all his friends, family, and acquaintances. Owen respected his elders and cared for the less fortunate. He lived a life with few regrets, and always had a story about “the good ol’ days”. Owen took pride in his grandson “his lil pistol”; he served his country for four years, and was proud to be a veteran. He will be loved and missed.

Owen is survived by: his daughter, Danne Richey of Markham; grandson, Reid Jurek of Markham; two brothers, Edwin and Mary Richey of Orchard Texas and Lee and Nancy Richey of Victoria; sister, Sandra and Steve Johnson of Wharton; and seven nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors from 7 until 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Palacios Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2009 at the First Baptist Church of Markham with the Rev. Howard Harper officiating.

Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing Texas.

Pallbearers will be: Colton Pierce, Grady Quinney, Steve Klingaman, Mike Jenkins, Richard Kubena, and Philip Walker.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Published December 16, 2009
 


Pat Richter

Palacios—Pat Richter, 42, of Palacios died Saturday in a local hospital.

He was born Jan. 20, 1947, in Freer, son of Mildred Leona Abernathy Richter of Freer and the late Vincent Taylor Richter. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Palacios, Knights of Columbus and the Palacios Volunteer Fire Department. He was director of Palacios Recreation Association.

A rosary will be recited at 8 p. m. Sunday at the Palacios Funeral Home chapel.

Funeral mass will be at 4 p. m. Monday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating.

Burial will follow in Hawley Cemetery in Blessing under the direction of Palacios Funeral Home.

Surviving are his wife, Lynda Strause Richter of Palacios; two daughters, Shawna and Stacey Richter, both of Palacios; his mother, Mildred Richter of Freer; a sister, Delanie Dittrich of Schulenburg; five brothers, Kenneth Richter of Tyler, Roy Richter of Corpus Christi, V. T. Richter of Kingsville, Larry Richter of Angleton and Richard Richter of Freer.

The Daily Tribune, June, 1989
 


Betty Lou Rickaway
Sept. 30, 1939 - April 28, 2006

Betty Lou Rickaway, 66, of Blessing passed away April 28, 2006 at her home.

She was born September 30, 1939 in Midfield, Texas to the late Ira Alexander "Jim" Fitzgerald and Edith Day Fitzgerald. She was the manager of the Cattlemen's Motel in Bay City for many years. She was a member of the Midfield Community Church, the Blessing American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #649, the Matagorda County Historical Commission, on the Board of Directors of the Blessing Historical Foundation, and on the Board of Directors of the Hawley Cemetery Association.

She married the late James E. "Jim" Rickaway on July 16, 1960 and was a lifelong resident of Blessing.

Survivors include: sons, Chris Rickaway of Blessing and Kevin Rickaway and wife Cathy of Blessing; sister, Marjorie Holt of Brady; grandchildren, Jordan and Taylor Rickaway of Blessing and many nephews and nieces.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Bay City. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Pallbearers will be Hank Fitzgerald, Leroy Fitzgerald, Louis Kopnicky, Adolph Biskup, Randy Rickaway and Lee Hall Pierce.

Honorary pallbearers are Don Dawes, Carter Franklin, Carol Dean Magee, Neal Holt, Walter Skutca and Henry Day.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to American Legion Junior Auxiliary Post #649, PO Box 192, Blessing, TX 77419.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

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

Bay City Tribune, May 3, 2006
 

Frank Everett "Poncho" Rickaway, 71, of Blessing died September 16, 2006 in a Houston Hospital.

He was born August 30, 1935 in Tivoli, Texas to Steve M. and Viola Clara Herreth Rickaway. He moved to Blessing with his family as a baby. He was proud to have been an Eagle Scout, where as a young boy he traveled to New York to the National Jamboree. He was a charter member of the Blessing Volunteer Fire Department, charter member and past president of the Blessing Kiwanis Club, and past president and board member of the Matagorda County Water District #5.

On June 6, 1957 he married Wanda Neuman Rickaway. They had twenty five years together before her death in 1985.

He is survived by his father, Steve Rickaway of Blessing; son Randy Rickaway of Blessing; daughter Jana Huddleston & husband Chad of Midfield; sisters Elaine Day of Blessing and Stella Ruth Coffman of Dickinson; grandchildren Cole Rickaway of Blessing, Randi Renee Rickaway of Houston, Graci and Grant Huddleston of Midfield; great granddaughters Bailey and Katelyn Rickaway of Blessing; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lee Rickaway officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Chris Rickaway, Kevin Rickaway, Alan Neuman, Kyle Neuman, Bryan Neuman, Chris Neuman, and John K. Neuman. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City [Matagorda County, Texas]. 979-245-4613.

Victoria Advocate, September 19, 2006


RICKAWAY, FRANK HENRY

RICKAWAY, Frank Henry, 81, of Blessing, died Monday at Matagorda General Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Blessing Baptist Church. Interment will be in Hawley Cemetery, the Rev. Harvey W. Graham officiating. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Ruth Walker and Mrs. Stella Phillips of Blessing, Mrs. Orelia Bump of Van Vleck, Mrs. Katy E. Vaclavick of Converse, Mrs. Ada Eads of Freeport; six sons, August, Steve and Lindsey Rickaway of Blessing, James and Fred R. of Houston; Curtis of Freeport; four sisters, Mrs. Leona Neuman and Mrs. Louise Barker of Tivoli; Mrs. Sophie Maschek of Hallettsville and Mrs. Amalia Judd of El Campo; 43 grandchildren and 64 great-grandchildren.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, October 15, 1968, Matagorda County, Texas
 


Fred Henry Rickaway

Fred Henry Rickaway, 61, of Blessing, died March 17 at the Matagorda General Hospital. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blessing and the Blessing Lodge No. 411 A.F. & A. M. Survivors include: wife, Mrs. Vivian Rickaway of Blessing; daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Winters of Omaha, Neb; son, Fred V. Rickaway of Ganado; 5 sisters: Orielia Bump of Sugar Valley, Kate Emma Vaclavick of Port Lavaca, Ada Baker of Freeport, Stella Phillips of Blessing and Inez Simpson of Bay City; 5 brothers: August, Steve and Lindsey of Blessing, James of Houston, and Curtis of Jones Creek; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 19 at the First Baptist Church of Bay City with Rev. John Tripp officiating. Interment was at the Hawley Cemetery with pallbearers being: Frank, Everett, Jimmy, Philip, Ronald, and Darryl Rickaway. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, March 20, 1998
 


James Durwood Rickaway

Memorial services were held for James Durwood Rickaway, 63, of Houston, 10:30 a. m. today (Tuesday) at The Garden Oaks Baptist Church in Houston.

Officiating at the services was the Rev. Jerry Lemon.

Rickaway died February 13, 1983 at Memorial Southwest in Houston.

Survivors include wife, Ruth H. Rickaway of Houston; son, Darryl W. Rickaway of Houston; step-daughters, Tommie Ruth Diffey and Diane Lynn Diffey both of Houston; sisters, Aurelin Bunk of Sugar Valley, Ada Baker of Freeport, Stella Phillips of Blessing, Inez Simpson of Cuero; brothers, August Rickaway of Gadsden, Alabama, Steve and Lindsey Rickaway both of Blessing, Curtis Rickaway of Freeport.

Rickaway was a veteran of WWII and charter member of the Blessing American Legion Post.

Graveside services were 3 p. m. today (Tuesday) at Hawley Cemetery.

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, February 13, 1983
 


RICKAWAY, R. VIVIAN

RICKAWAY

Funeral services for R. Vivian Rickaway, 75, of Blessing, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Max Pluss officiating.

Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rickaway died Jan. 25, 2000. She was born May 13, 1924 in West Columbia, Texas to the late O.K. and Elizabeth Mosley Martin.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blessing, a member of the Palacios Chapter of the Eastern Star, the American Legion Auxiliary of Blessing and the Midfield Home Demonstration Club.

Her achievements are represented by many grand-champion ribbons in doll crafts, quilts, needlework and woodwork.

She graduated from Blessing High School. She and Fred H. Rickaway were married on June 21, 1939 and made their home in Blessing. Many will remember that she, along with her husband owned and operated Humble Service Station at the Y in Blessing, and many will remember the hamburgers she prepared for them during their school years.

All will remember her love of life, for fishing and gardening, her many talents and her ready smile and kindness.

After many years as a sales clerk, she retired from J. C. Penny's.

Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Lawrence Bartosh of Blessing; son and daughter-in-law, Fred V. and Salley Rickaway of Ganado; grandchildren, Jeff Winters, Teri Cunningham, Shayne Rickaway, and Shanna Moore; great grandchildren, Brandi Winters, Amanda Cartwright, Richard Cartwright, and Michael Winters; and sister, Bonnie Hudspeth of Houston.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Fred H. Rickaway on March 17, 1978, by a sister, Lorine Parker; a brother, Dudley Martin; and a grandson, Bryan Winters.

Pallbearers will include: Jeff Winters, Shayne Rickaway, Brian Cunningham, Henry Day, Kevin Rickaway and Larry Payne.

Honorary pallbearers will be Eugene, Daryl, Greg and Philip Rickaway and all the Rickaway nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice Support, Inc. 1102 N. Mechanic, Suite B, El Campo, Texas 77437.

Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, January 26, 2000


Sandra Rickaway
May 18, 1951 - Aug. 16, 2006

Sandra Rickaway, 55, of Pleasanton, Texas passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2006 in Jourdanton, Texas.

She was born May 18, 1951 in Bay City, Texas to Roy Evans and Billie Dean Tyler Evans. Formerly of San Antonio, she was a resident of Pleasanton for the past year.

Sandra was a Substitute Teacher for the Pleasanton and the Jourdanton School Districts and was a member of Cowboy Fellowship church in Pleasanton. She enjoyed travel to Germany and holiday planning, was an avid hunter and fisher woman, had a love of flowers and plants, and a passion for shoes.

She is survived by: her husband, Ronald L. Rickaway of Pleasanton; two sons, Ronald Lynn Rickaway, Jr. and wife Laurie of Marble Falls and Gregory Wayne Rickaway and wife Holly of San Antonio; parents, Roy and Billie Evans of Bay City; her sisters, Carol Wolf and husband Kevin of League City and Pam Calk and husband Wade of Boiling; brother, Roy Dean Evans and wife Cindy of Bay City; and by her nieces and nephews, W. T. and Shannon Calk, Amanda Calk, Theresa Puccetti, Gerald Puccetti, Jr. and wife Michelle, Dean Evans, and Jennifer, Jessica and Ashley Wolf.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, August 20, 2006 at the funeral home and the family will receive visitors from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 21, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lee Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Pallbearers will be Wade Calk, Kevin Wolf, W. T. Calk, Samuel Evans, Donald White, and Fred Rickaway. Honorary pallbearers include Ronald Lynn Rickaway, Gregory Wayne Rickaway and Roy Dean Evans.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Cowboy Fellowship Youth, PO Box 68, Pleasanton, TX 78064.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, August 20, 2006
 


Steve M. Rickaway

July 31, 1914 – May 13, 2007

Steve M. Rickaway, 92, of Blessing passed away May 13, 2007.

He was born July 31, 1914 in Matagorda County to the late Frank Henry and Rebecca Alice Tolleson Rickaway. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blessing; Endowed Member of the Blessing Masonic Lodge #411 AF&AM where he served a 1 year tenure as District Deputy Grand Master; and a 50 year member of the Bay City Chapter #380 O.E.S.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Viola Herreth Rickaway; and two sons: James Edward “Jimmy” Rickaway and Frank Everett “Poncho” Rickaway.

Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Henry Day of Blessing and Stella Ruth and Jay Coffman of Dickinson; brother, Curtis Ray Rickaway of Jones Creek; eight grandchildren, Jennifer and Jay Morgan, Jana and Chad Huddleston, Randy Rickaway, Lisa and Michael Remmy, Chris Rickaway, Kevin and Cathy Rickaway, Kimberly Morgan and Melissa Coffman; nine great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lee Rickaway officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Pallbearers will be Randy Rickaway, Kevin Rickaway, Chris Rickaway, Michael Remmy, Chad Huddleston and Cole Rickaway.

The family will greet friends and relatives from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Blessing.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published May 16, 2007, Matagorda County, Texas
 


Virgil August Rickaway

Services for Virgil August Rickaway of Gadsden, Ala., will be held at 4 p. m. Oct. 21 in Taylor Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. John Tripp officiating.

Mr. Rickaway, 81, was born Oct. 17, 1902. He died Oct. 18, 1983.

He is survived by his wife, Esther, of the family home; one daughter and son-in-law, Merline and Don Hollar of Gadsden; one grandson, Wayne Hollar of Gadsden; one granddaughter, Dolores Davis of San Augustine, Fla.; three brothers, Steve Rickaway and Lindsey Rickaway, both of Blessing, and Curtis Rickaway of Freeport; four sisters, Ada Baker of Freeport, Orelia Bump of Sugar Valley, Stella Phillips of Blessing, and Inez Simpson of Cuero.

Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery. Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, October, 1983
 


Wanda June Rickaway

Funeral services for Wanda June Rickaway, 45, of Blessing, will be held at 10 a. m. Friday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Tripp and the Rev. Larry Holden officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mrs. Rickaway was born June 24, 1939, to Steve J. and Ella Darnell Neuman in Texas, and died at 6:30 p. m. May 28, 1985, at Gulf Coast Medical Center, Wharton.

A resident of Blessing since 1958, she was a member of the First Baptist Church, Blessing.

Survivors include her husband, Frank E. Rickaway of Blessing; her mother, Ella D. Neuman of Midfield; a daughter, Jana Rickaway of Blessing; a son, Randy Rickaway of Blessing; four brothers, Bobby Neuman of Port Lavaca, George Neuman of Blessing, Tommy Neuman of Lolita and Johnny Neuman of Markham; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers include her nephews, Allen David Neuman, Kyle Neuman, Cris Rickaway, Kevin Rickaway, Tommy Brian Neuman and John Kenneth Neuman. Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Rice Belt Warehouse.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brother Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, Thursday, May 30, 1985
 


Wanda Marie Rickaway, 75, of San Antonio died June 16, 2001 at the Hearthstone in San Antonio, TX. She was born February 6, 1926 in Blessing, TX to the late John Charles and Beulah Belle Maynard White. Wanda was a member of the First Baptist Church in New Braunsfels, a resident of San Antonio for the past 3 years, and of New Braunsfels for 4 years, and a former long time resident of Blessing, where she retired as a postal clerk with the U.S. Postal Service.

 

Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law: Ronald and Sandra Rickaway of San Antonio; grandsons: Ronald Rickaway, Jr. and companion Eva Walderman of San Antonio, and Gregory Rickaway of Bay City; sister Tracy Lockey of La Marque, TX; and brother: Arthur White of LaWard, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband W. L. Rickaway, and daughter Jeanette Schultz.

 

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronald Lynn officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Taylor Bros. Tuesday from 6 - 9 p.m.

 

Pallbearers will be Sterling Barrett, Jr., Cark Wayne Barrett, Ronald Rickaway, Jr., Gregory Rickaway, Fred Rickaway, and Donald White.

 

Arrangements are by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001JN19

 

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, June 19, 2001

 


Magdaleno Juarez “Bugs” Rico III
Sept. 24, 1963 – May 22, 2008

Magdaleno Juarez “Bugs” Rico III, 44, of League City passed away May 22, 2008.

He was born September 24, 1963 in Bay City, Texas to Magdaleno J. Rico, Jr. and Betty Jane Vega Rico. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in League City, worked for Celanese Chemical Co. for 20 years, and held a Black Belt in Karate.

His father preceded him in death.

Survivors include: his wife, Melissa D. Rico of League City; mother and step-father Betty Jane Rico-Greer and Will of Bay City; daughters, Alyssa C. Rico and Camryn R. Rico both of League City; son, Michael J. Rico of League City; sisters, Driana Rodriguez and husband Daniel of Bay City, Delores Dalvand of Dallas and Eva Carhart and husband Mike of Bay City; and brother, Orlando Rico and wife Sonja of Wharton.

A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Mass will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2008 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Bay City with the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Sardelich, Rico Carlin, Daniel Rodriguez III, Robert Basquez, Doug Phillips and Ricky Zarate.

Carol Buffaloe, Maria Bernal, Joe Espericueta, Mike Collins and Marcus Rubio will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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, Published May 25, 2008
 

Edna S. Riddle

Jan. 21, 1918 - Jun 16, 1993

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of
Faye Cunningham

Robert Buck Riddle

Oct. 14, 1916 - Nov. 23, 2003

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of
Faye Cunningham

 


BENNIE RIDGE JR.

LAKE JACKSON - Funeral services for Bennie Ridge Jr., 60, of Lake Jackson, will be Saturday, June 19, 2010, at 11 a.m., at Mother Zion Baptist Church in Bay City with Bishop Hollis Hall eulogizing and the Rev. Murray Martin, Pastor.

He is survived by wife, Jo Lang Ridge; daughter, Sharita Ridge-Barnett; grandsons, Darren Ridge, Ridge Barnett, and Chase Barnett.

At the family's request there will be no viewing at the funeral home or the church.

Burial will follow immediately after services at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on June 17, 2010
 


Calvin M. Ringo

Advocate News Service

Palacios—Calvin M. “Boodge” Ringo, 59, of Palacios, died Sunday in a local hospital.

He was born May 7, 1928, in Hinton, Okla., to the late W. E. and Stella-Mae Foster Ringo. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Palacios Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Doug Blanton officiating. Interment will be in Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, Texas. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Palacios.

He is survived by his wife, Merriam Welsch Ringo of Palacios; three daughters, Ann Marie Hinds of Knob Noster, Mo., Rosanne Michelle Cook of New York City and Susan Lynn Gill of Palacios; two sons, Tommy Calvin Ringo of Tucson, Ariz., and Harvey Earl Ringo of Huffman, Texas; four sisters, Mary Bell of Tomball, Elsie Lee Platchy of West Plains, Mo., Vonda Starlene Motes of Port Lavaca and Latrica Kaye Viningre of Palacios; and five grandchildren.

The Victoria Advocate, February, 1988
 

BAY CITY - Jesusa Rivera, 81, of Bay City, died Feb. 13, 2008. She was born Oct. 23, 1926, in Yorktown, to the late Severino and Eduarda Gonzales Orozco.

She was a longtime resident of Bay City and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Rivera Sr. and her son, Manuel Rivera Jr. Survivors include her daughters, Beatriz Garay of Bay City and Eva Jesusa Garay of Texas City; son, Rudy Rocha of Cuero; 17 grandchildren;
41 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Rivera Jr., Luis Ballesteros, Jose Gonzalez, Vince Cortez, Joe Marroquin, and Joel Marroquin.

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

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 2/15/2008.
 


David E. Rivers
July 15, 1933 - October 24, 2010

Graduate of A. G. Hilliard, 1941 served U.S. Army 1953 - 1955, retired from Ricebelt Warehouse in Blessing, Texas where he resided.

Left with cherished memories: sister, Vivian G. Smith; brother, Charlie Rivers (Dorothy); sister in law, Ruby Rivers; life long friend, Equilla Webb and many relatives and friends including Bay Villa Staff.

Funeral services: 11 am in Blessing, Texas, Saturday October 30 at Free Zion M.B.C., the Rev Ben Hadden, Jr. officiating.

Viewing: 6 pm - 8 pm Friday October 29, 10 am - 11 am Saturday October 30 at the church. Interment at Palacios Cemetery.

Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca, Texas (361) 552-2300

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, October 27, 2010
 


Emmitt Rivers

Emmitt Rivers, 81, of Bay City, died Sept. 8, 1976 at the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton. He was born May 9, 1895 in Matagorda County. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Vivian Grogans of Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Helen Rivers Hall of Houston, Mrs. Ann Austin of Bay City, Mrs. Celestine Robinson of Galveston and Mrs. Elverine Hebert of Blessing; four sons, Hure and David Rivers of Palacios, Elijah Rivers of Houston and Charlie Rivers of Bay City; two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Gordon of San Antonio and Mrs. Dora Faniel of El Maton; three brothers, Mark Hadden of Dickerson, Harvey Hadden of Houston and Johnnie Hadden of El Maton; 36 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Services will be held Sunday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Free Zion Baptist Church in Blessing. The Rev. Elzie Bonner, Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Wilson Creek Cemetery in El Maton. Pallbearers will be Leon Hebert, Jr., Wayne Rivers, Curtis Hebert, Charles Robinson, Elijah Rivers, Jr., James Robinson, Sam Peters, Jr., and David Robinson. Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, September 10, 1976
 


WILMA ROADES

SPRING - Wilma Roades, 86, of Spring, passed away Monday, April 7, 2008. She was born Feb. 24, 1922, in Llano, to the late Everette and Belle Martin. She graduated from Llano High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Houston.

Mrs. Roades was a retired public schools teacher from Palacios ISD and taught at St. Philip's Catholic School in El Campo upon retirement. She was a resident of El Campo for 70 years before moving to Lake Jackson, Rosenberg, and Spring. Mrs. Roades was a past matron of the El Campo Chapter No. 535 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Rosenberg Chapter No. 429.

She is survived by her daughters, Owen Louise Roades and Margaret Noey, both of Spring; son-in-law, John Noey; two grandchildren, Rebekah and J.D. Noey; one stepson, Edgar Roades of El Campo; and eight step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen E. Roades Sr.

Visitation will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd. in Rosenberg.

Services for Wilma Roades will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 11, First Baptist Church, 1117 1st Street, in Rosenberg, the Rev. Donnie Melton officiating.. Graveside services will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in El Campo, the Rev. Rick DuBroc officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital or First Baptist Church in Rosenberg.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 4/9/2008.
 


Benjamin P. Robbins
October 26, 1938 - October 12, 2009

Benjamin "Ben" Palmer Robbins passed away quietly and peacefully into the arms of his Beloved Lord, with his wife, Isabel, by his bedside, on Monday, October 12, 2009, at Kindred Hospital, in Houston, Texas.

Friends are invited to the funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2009, at First United Methodist Church located at 506 East 28th Street in Bryan.

Viewing will be from 9 until 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. A graveside service will take place at the Bryan City Cemetery, immediately following the funeral service. Also, a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday morning, October 18, 2009, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 505 Boulevard Street, Bryan, Texas.

Benjamin Robbins was the first-born child to Palmer and Margarete Robbins on October 26, 1938, in Bay City, Texas. He lived in his grandparent's old ancestral home Tadmor in Matagorda County, attended elementary school in Boerne, TX, and graduated from Bay City High School in 1957. He enlisted into the United States Navy for four years where he served his country on the Destroyer U.S.S. Everett F. Lawson in the Pacific. After leaving the military, Benjamin worked for the Highway Department in Bay City and later moved to California where he worked in Long Beach.

On September 10, 1966, Ben married the love of his life, Isabel Hernandez in Bryan, Texas. Ben and Isabel's marriage spanned forty- three years and their devotion to each other and the church never wavered. Ben and Isabel were a faithful team in their mission and ministry at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Bryan and throughout the Rio Grande Conference. Ben became a certified lay speaker and preached regularly at his local church. He held various positions of leadership in the church throughout the years. He uplifted many persons on their life's journey by his quiet, steadfast Christian witness and his commitment to living out the teachings of Jesus Christ, in his daily life. He was a kind and gentle Christian man who loved people and sought to inspire both youth and adults in the faith which he eagerly shared. He was a long-time member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Bryan. Benjamin loved the Lord Jesus Christ and enjoyed serving Him every opportunity that presented itself.

Ben loved technology and was always eager to learn. He obtained two degrees from Texas A&M University: B.A. in Education with an emphasis in Bilingual Education and a Masters of Education. He taught in the public schools in Bryan and in the surrounding areas. His desire to help people and inspire them toward a better life included teaching in the Texas Department of Corrections in the Huntsville area. Ben enjoyed traveling and driving vehicles of any kind _ cars, church vans, and big tour buses. One of his favorite jobs just prior to retirement was driving the Trolley for Bryan District Transit System. His out-going nature and love of people allowed him to make friends everywhere and people loved him.

Ben was an avid reader, violinist, hunter, fisherman, and naturalist who loved to oil paint and bird watch. Complications associated with open-heart surgery created health struggles over the last 4 years. Ben lived and loved life with profound enjoyment despite these issues. He fought bravely and courageously, keeping a quiet and calm assurance that His God was with him through it all.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Palmer and Margarete Robbins.

Ben is survived by his wife, Isabel Hernandez Robbins of Bryan, daughter, Brenda Rosamaria Salinas and husband Francisco Salinas, of Denver, Colorado, beloved grand-daughters Isabel Esperanza, Victoria Alejandra, and Gabriela Franchesca Salinas; Two sisters: Melba Robbins of Austin and Janice Robbins Dobb and husband Larry Dobb of Montana; Niece Amber Dobb Maclay-Schulte and husband David Maclay-Sculte of Montana, and numerous nieces and nephews by marriage. He will be missed by many, many unrelated people who loved him and called him "friend".

Expressions of love and sympathy given in the form of flowers would be gratefully accepted. If desired, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund at Oak Grove United Methodist Church and sent to 403 Dodge Street, Bryan, TX, 77803.

Bay City Tribune, Published October 16, 2009
 


LENA MAE ROBBINS

MATAGORDA - Funeral services for Lena Mae Robbins, 98, of Matagorda, who passed away May 24, 2010, will be held Saturday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at Matagorda United Methodist Church in Matagorda with the Rev. Pauline Harvey, eulogist. Burial will follow at Matagorda Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 2 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.   Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

Published in Victoria Advocate on May 28, 2010
 


Pinkie Mae Robbins
Aug. 9, 1918 – Sept. 29, 2008

Funeral services for Pinkie Mae Robbins, 90, of Live Oak, will be held Saturday, October 4, at Vine Grove Christian Church, Live Oak, with the Rev. Larry Fletcher, eulogist. Burial will follow at Live Oak Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 2 until 8 p.m. at the chapel.

She was born in Live Oak,
Texas, August 9, 1918, to Sessia Wyche, Sr. and Nona Dale Wyche, and passed away September 29, 2008, in Bay City.

Survivors include: two daughters, Catherine Robbins and Pinkie Bernice Robbins; one granddaughter, Kristin; and a brother, Arnie Wyche, Sr. all of Live Oak. Also a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hal Robbins, formal principal of O.H.
Herman High School in Van Vleck.

Arrangement with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City
, Texas (979) 245-5197.

Bay City Tribune, Published October 1, 2008
 


EULA VEE JONES ROBERSON
 

BLOOMINGTON - Eula Vee Jones Roberson, 93, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2008. She was born Feb. 23, 1916, in Sabine County to the late Charlie Jones and Renda Jones Jones. She was a retired dietary cook and a Pentecostal.

She is survived by her daughters, Louise Davis (Jim) of Whitt, Angela Schmidt of Keller, and Barbara Roberson of Bloomington; son, Cecil Willis (Carol) of Mineral Wells; grandchildren, Connie and Percy Dooley of Bloomington, and six other grandchildren; great-grandchild, Bryan Dooley of Bloomington and nine other great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lonnie Roberson Sr.; and son, Lonnie O. Roberson Jr.


Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Artero Memorial Chapels in Victoria.

Visitation will resume at 10 a.m. Friday, with the funeral service at 2 p.m., at the chapel.

Burial will follow at Hawley Cemetery.

Artero Memorial Chapels, Victoria, 361-575-3212.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 5/21/2008.
 


ORA LEE ROBERSON

CEDAR LAKE - Funeral services for Ora Lee Roberson, 86, of Cedar Lake, who passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Zion Temple A.M.E. Church in Brazoria. Burial will follow at Mims Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 9/18/2009
 

 

Billie Ruth Roberts
Oct. 15, 1939 – Oct. 13, 2008


Billie Ruth Roberts, 68 of Bay City, Texas passed away on Monday, October 13, 2008 in Angleton, Texas.

She was born October 15, 1939 to William and Ruth Sebring.

Billie was an inspiration of grace, strength and love. Her unconditional love for God, her family and her friends will leave a special place in our hearts forever. She dedicated her life reaching out to those in need of her guidance and support.

She found a way to make each person in her presence feel like the most important person in her world, and they truly were.

She looked forward to the day she would join God, family and friends in heaven. Billie and Paul are together which they had spent their life preparing for. She is at peace and will dearly be missed by everyone she has touched.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Paul Roberts.

She is survived by: her loving sons, Frank Hannah, Carl Roberts and wife Anna both of Bay City, Daniel Roberts and wife Kathy of Angleton and Ralph Hannah of Panama City Beach, Florida; brother, Jack Sebring and wife Barbara of Orchard, Texas; sister, Jo Ann Sebring of Brazoria, 16 grandchildren, six great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 2008 at Nichols Street Church of Christ, 2204 Nichols, Bay City, Texas.

Send online condolences to www.dixonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria at 979.798.9113.

Bay City Tribune, Published October 19, 2008

 


Eddie Foster Roberts, Jr.

July 24, 1963 - Oct. 31, 2009

Funeral services for Eddie Foster Roberts, Jr., 46, of Bay City, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 7, 2009 at New Fellowship Church, 600 Matthew Street, Bay City, with the Rev. A.H. Floyd, pastor and the Rev. K.W. Bree, eulogist. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

He was born in Bay City, Texas, July 24, 1963, to Mr. and Mrs. Eddie F. Roberts, and passed away October 31, 2009.

He was a 1981 graduate of Bay City High School during which time he passed his College Board in his sophomore year. During his high school years he excelled academically. He was a member of the basketball team under Coach Eddie Nelson, with the honor of advancing to state championship. Prior to high school, he was a member of the Honor Society, basketball team, football team and band in Jr. High School.

During public school years, Foster was a Sunday School scholar and an active member of the church through high school and college years.

He attended college at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas, afterward, at Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee. There, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree with honors August 10, 1985.

In 1990, he was licensed as a Funeral Director at Commonwealth Institute of Mortuary Science, Houston, Texas. Afterward, in 1995 he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas.

Survivors include: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie F. Roberts of Bay City; and two sisters, Cheryl Roberts Owens (and Walter) of Brentwood, Tennessee, and Verna Roberts Thompson (and Edward) of Houston, Texas. Also a host of cousins which include special cousins, Jessie Bernard Green (and Thelma) of Texarkana, and Carol Lewis Osborne (and Jesse) of Atlanta, Georgia. Also a nephew, Harrison Foster Owens of Brentwood, Tennessee; other special relatives and friends.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published November 4, 2009
 


Florence Roberts

Funeral services for Ms. Florence Roberts, 91, of Texas City, formerly of Wilson Creek, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Free Zion Baptist Church in Blessing, with Rev. Ben Hadden officiating. Burial will follow at Wilson Creek Cemetery in El Maton.

Visitation will be Friday until 9 p.m. in the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel, and Saturday from 10 - 11 a.m. at the church.

Roberts was born in El Maton, Texas, Jan. 24, 1906, to Joe Roberts and Mary Dorsey Roberts, and passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, in Galveston.

Survivors include a host of nieces and nephews which include Mrs. Agnes Deadrick White of Texas City, with whom she lived. Also Marvin Gilmore and Mrs. Ella Rine Fredrick, both of Houston, Mrs. Anna Lee Matthis of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Evelyn Fears of Hitchcock. Other survivors include a number of cousins, relatives and many friends.

Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, October 10, 1997
 


Helen M. Roberts (Kotsay)
June 2, 1929 - Aug. 5, 2008


Helen M. Roberts (Kotsay) passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2008 in San Antonio at the age of 79.

Helen was born in Houston on June 2,1929 to Ray and Mildred Montgomery. Helen later moved to Sargent where she worked as a telephone operator for 49 years and as a local real estate agent. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, and several realtor associations.

Helen loved to be surrounded by family and friends for church services. She also loved to dance, crochet, and play bingo.

Helen is survived by her two brothers; Charles Montgomery and Floyd Montgomery, four children; Harold Zook, Sharon Zamundo, Debora Gregory, and John David Kotsay, seven grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

She was a caring woman that touched many people’s lives and will be greatly missed by all.

Helen’s visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 10th and the funeral service at 10 a.m. Monday, August 11th. Both will be held at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in Sattler, TX. (830) 964–3050.

Grammi, you will be missed.

Bay City Tribune, Published August 10, 2008

 


LA QUIETA ROBERTS

PALACIOS - La Quieta Roberts, 58, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 30, 1952, in Palacios, to Jessie James Haynes and Johnnie Mae (Haden) Haynes. She was a LVN for over 25 years.

Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Sadler Chapel in Nacogdoches.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 at West Palacios Church of God of Prophecy, 108 9th St, in Palacios, with Pastor Roosevelt Ellis, eulogist, officiating. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery in Palacios.

Sadler Funeral Service, 200 Shawnee St., Nacogdoches, 936-564-4491.

Published in Victoria Advocate on December 14, 2010
 


Sophie Ann Hurta Roberts

Funeral services for Sophie Ann Roberts, 80, of Bay City, will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Olsen officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mrs. Roberts was born May 9, 1905, in Lenz, Texas, to Frank Joe and Annie Mikus Hurta Sr. and died at 3:10 p. m. Nov. 11, 1985, at Bay Villa Nursing Home.

She was a member of the Brethren Church in Blessing.

Survivors include two step-daughters, Elaine Roberts and Nell Andrews; three brothers, Edwin E. Hurta, A. W. “Al” Hurta and Frank J. Hurta all of Midfield; a sister, Emma Sedlacek of Gonzales; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include her nephews, A. V. Bosak, Frankie Joe Hurta, Sam Hurta, Bill Hurta, William Frank Sedlacek, Edwin Hurta Jr., Marvin Hurta and Lawrence Hurta.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Earl F. Sedlacek and James Clifton Sedlacek.

Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, November, 1985
 


Averill Russell Robertson

Funeral services for Averill Russell Robertson, 80, of Bay City were held 2 p. m. Friday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel where the Rev. Jim Hardaway officiated. Burial was in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mr. Robertson was born May 7, 1906, in Chesapeake, Ohio, and died Dec. 24, 1986, at his residence.

A resident of Bay City since 1940, he was a member of the Bay City Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Dessie Robertson of Bay City; two sons, William Earl Robertson of Bay City and Robert Lee Robertson of Corpus Christi; two stepsons, Jimmy Gammill of Simonton, Texas, and Ben Gammill of Angleton; a brother, Earl Robertson of Chesapeake; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers included Wayne Michael, Jim Westbrook, Doyle Volkmer, George Kilbride, Sam Updike and F. D. Cotton. Honorary pallbearers included Wesley Franklin, George Hall and Edward Cook.

Arrangements were with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, December, 28, 1986
 


Dorothy Charlene Robertson

Dorothy Charlene Robertson, 55, of Markham, Texas, died Friday, July 1, 1977 at Matagorda General Hospital. She was born October 26, 1921 in Pocasset, Oklahoma. She was a Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Marion Charles Robertson of Markham; mother Clara Rhenda Cox; two daughters, Mrs. Beverly K. Hejtmanek and Terry L. Robertson of Houston; two sons, Vearian Wayne Robertson of Houston and Raymon Dale Robertson of Beaumont; three sisters, Pauline Cleveland and Jackie Joe Tidmore of Ganado and Minnie Jewel Thompson of Houston; a brother, Richard Dale Stover of Point Comfort and four grandchildren. Services were held at 10 a. m. July 4, 1977 at the Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Cox and Rev. Warren Hornung officiating. Burial was in Hawley Cemetery. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, July, 1977
 


Marion Charles Robertson

Marion Charles Robertson, 63, of Markham died August 4, 1981 at Salt Lake City Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a Member of the First United Methodist Church of Markham, a veteran of World War II serving in the US Army and a retired gage pusher with Marathon Oil and a resident of Markham since 1952. Survivors include: daughters, Beverly Hejtmanek of Houston, Terry LeTulle of Sugarland; sons, Wayne Robertson of Houston, Raymond Robertson of Beaumont; sisters, Iva Galinato of Stockton, Calif., Bessie Williams and Ruby Redman both of Cement, Okla., Betty Hendricks of Pucell, Okla., Sally Laxson of North Hollywood, Calif., Verna Paul of Los Angeles; brothers, Donald, Elmer and J. V. Robertson all of Cement, Okla.; 7 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Saturday, August 8, at 2 p. m. with Rev. William Haskell officiating.

Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery. In lieu of the usual contributions, donations may be made to the Markham Volunteer Fire Department. Pallbearers include Glen, Allen and Joel Hayes, Henry Guynes, Nathern James and Joe Beldsoe. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, August 7, 1981
 


Oscar Robinson
April 20, 1940 - April 14, 2010

Funeral services for Oscar Robinson, 69, of Van Vleck, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at St. John Baptist Church, Van Vleck, with the Pastor Ruben Newell, eulogist. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel.

He was born in Matagorda County, Texas, April 20, 1940, to Oscar B. Robinson, Sr. and Addie Sneed Robinson, and passed away April 14, 2010, in Houston, Texas.

Survivors include: his wife, Geraldine Brown Robinson of Van Vleck; eight sons, Ron Brown, Walter Martin, Andre_ Martin, Charles Brown, Ira Martin, William Martin, Eric Martin and Carl Brown; and four daughters, Vera Martin, Delores Martin, Gwen Brinkley and Dorothy Fisher. Also one sister, Johnnie Mae Green; one brother, Sam Goodall, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published April 18, 2010
 


RENA ROBINSON


BAY CITY - Funeral services for Rena Robinson, 90, of Bay City, will be Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church, Wharton, the Rev. L. V. Harvey officiating, where she was a very faithful member until her health failed.


A wake be will Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, from 5-7 p.m. and in the chapel of Green's Mortuary.
 

Burial will be held immediately after service at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Green's Mortuary, 979-245-3489, of Bay City.

 

Published in Victoria Advocate on February 8, 2010

 


Gowen Drake Robles

Feb. 15, 2006 - Dec. 20, 2009

Gowen Drake Robles, age 3, of Bay City passed away December 20, 2009.

He was born February 15, 2006 in Bay City to Jonathan Andrew and Alicia Kelli Carpenter Robles.

Survivors include: his parents, Jonathan and Alicia Robles; sister, Aubrey Kye Robles; grandparents, Marcie Correa, Danny Correa, Phillip Robles, Sr., Vada Robles, Patricia Carpenter and Franky Carpenter; great grandparents, Angelina and Pablo Quiroga, Frances Hadash and Ruth Carpenter and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 1 until 3 p.m. Wednesday at Harvest Time Church.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at Harvest Time Church with the Rev. Bobby Williams and the Rev. Angelina Quiroga officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Robles, Jr., Pablo Quiroga, Ralph Quintinilla and Waylon Glasscock.

Danny Correa and Randy Frontz will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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, Published December 23, 2009
 


Mollie Bernal Rocha
(February 10, 1930 - December 6, 2007)

Mollie Bernal Rocha was born February 10, 1930 in Palacios to Cresencio Bernal and Lydia Teran Bernal. She died December 6, 2007.

She is survived by her sons Rodolfo Herrera & wife Christie, Daniel Herrera, Sr. & wife Rosie, Jesse Altamira, all of Palacios, and Andrew Altamira & wife Katie of Alabama; by her daughters Rebecca Buckley and Dolores Arteaga & husband Salvador, Sr. of Palacios; her grandchildren Dustin Herrera, Michael Herrera, Renae Herrera, Mollie Herrera, Reynaldo Herrera, Jr., Clinton Herrera, Cody S. Herrera, Danielle Brown, Toni Herrera, Daniel Herrera, Jr., Veronica Autry, Isaac Herrera, Kimberly Buckley, Joshua Buckley, Cindy Altamira, Ashley Altamira, Justin Altamira, Salvador Arteaga, Jr., Rudy Arteaga, Guadalupe Arteaga, and Tony Arteaga; and by many great grand children. Sisters Angela Flores, Toni Delgado, Anita Palacios, Martha Yanes, Rosie Miramontes, Frances Gonzalez, and Emilia Clements; She was preceded in death by her husband Tony Rocha; and sons Raul Herrera and Reynaldo Herrera, Sr.

The Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at the Palacios Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Dwomoh officiating. Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery, Palacios, TX. Pallbearers will be Daniel Herrera, Jr., Joshua Buckley, Justin Altamira, Steven Flores, Edward Gomez, Jr. Herman Palacios, Jr., Victor Chavez and Luis Correa. Honorary pallbearers are Dustin Herrera, Michael Herrera, Reynaldo Herrera, Jr., Reynaldo Clinton Herrera, Cody S. Herrera, Isaac Herrera, Salvador Arteaga, Jr., Rudy Arteaga and Tony Arteaga.

www.taylorbros.net
 


ELSIE RODEN

MIDFIELD - Graveside services for Elsie Roden of Midfield will be at 10 a.m., Monday, May 4, 2009 at Midfield Cemetery with the Rev. T.L. Richardson officiating.

Viewing will be one hour before the service at the gravesite.

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 5/2/2009
 


LUCILLE RODGERS

BAY CITY - Lucille Rodgers, 88, of Bay City, passed away Monday, May 18, 2009. She was born Oct. 4, 1920, in Uvalde, to Robert Bullard and Rose Emma Marek Bullard. She was a resident of Bay City since 1940, a member of Calvary Baptist Church, and a former member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary at Matagorda General Hospital.

She is survived by her sons: Joe Rodgers and Marvin W. Rodgers of Bay City; and her sister: Grace Keener of Bay City.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

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

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 5/21/2009
 


ALEXANDRA ‘Alex’ RODRIGUEZ

Funeral services for Alexandra “Alex” Rodriguez, 84, of La Porte, Tx., were held May 1, 2010 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church of Palacios with Father Charles Dowomoh officiating. Interment was at Palacios Cemetery.

Mrs. Rodriguez was born Nov. 25, 1925 in Matagorda, Tx. to the late Delfina Reyes Caravajal and Catarino Caravajal. She passed away April 28, 2010 in Pasadena, Tx.

Alex is survived by her daughter Ruby Rodriguez of La Porte, Tx.; son Ralph Rodriguez of Pasadena, Tx.; grandchildren Lisa Hebert and husband Ron, Dolores Serrano and husband Martin, Diana Wahlenberg and husband Gus, Anthony Rodriguez, Joseph Rodriguez and Kimberely Rodriguez; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ralph G. Rodriguez; sisters Beatrice Villareal and Mary Garcia; brother Catarino Caravajal Jr.; and great-grandson Ross Anthony Hebert.

Pallbearers were Joseph Cano, Anthony and Joseph Rodriguez, Davidde, Brandon and Martin Serrano, and Jonathan and Gus Wahlenberg. Honorary pallbearers were Ron, Matthew and Montgomery Hebert and Maurillo Rodriguez.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

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

The Palacios Beacon,  May, 2010
 


Bertha Rodriguez
(November 8, 1924 - June 8, 2006)

Bertha Rodriguez, 81, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2006 at her home in Bay City. She was born November 8, 1924 to the late Lorenzo & San Juana Rodriguez in Cuero. Mrs. Rodriguez was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

She is survived by her children: Bertha & Abelardo Morales of Freer; Ralph Rodriguez of Bay City; Arthur, Jr. & Delia Rodriguez of Bay City; Carmen & Bryan Chancy of Houston; Bobby & Sue Rodriguez of Bay City; Janie & Sergio San Miguel of Bay City; Rudy & Chriselda Garza of Bay City; Becky Rodriguez of Bay City; Rachel & Santos Martinez of Corpus Christi; Jessica & Jessie Oros of Bay City; and Jennifer & David Villa of Bay City; 34 grandchildren; 80 great grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband: Santos Garza and son: Ruben Rodriguez.

A Rosary will be held 7:00 PM Sunday, June 11, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass will be held 2:00 PM Monday, June 12, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Rodriguez’s grandsons: Rudy Garza, Sergio San Miguel, Jr., Randy Rodriguez, Christopher Rodriguez, Steven San Miguel, and Robert Rodriguez. Honorary Pallbearers will be her sons-in-law: Abelardo Morales and Sergio San Miguel, Sr.. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979) 245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net
 


EUFEMIA RODRIGUEZ

VICTORIA - Eufemia Rodriguez, 83, of Victoria, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010. She was born March 20, 1926, in Goliad, to the late Modesto Rodriguez and Maria Guadalupe Galindo Rodriguez. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

She is survived by her husband, Francisco Molina Jr. of Victoria; daughters, Santos Rangel, Dora Ramos, and Juanita "Janie" Mendoza, all of Victoria, Mary Lou Hampson of Bay City, and Ramona Vega and Maria Anita Cavazos, both of Victoria; son, Pedro Martinez of Victoria; sister, Bonifacia Morin of Florida; 33 grandchildren; 99 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Guadalupe Romero; sisters, Estella Ocana, Pabla Martinez, and Crisanta Alvarez; brothers, Eluterio Rodriguez, Clemente Rodriguez, Eulalio Rodriguez, and Modesto Rodriguez; and grandsons, Adam Fuentes and Reymundo Rivera III.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m., at Artero Memorial Chapels in Victoria.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, with Father Stan DeBoe officiating. Interment will follow at San Jose Cemetery in Bloomington.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Martinez, Javier Ramos, Francisco Fonseca, Andy Fuentes, Reymundo Rivera, Pete Martinez Jr., and Nacho Trevino.

Honorary pallbearers are Filemeno Rangel, Joe Padron, Rick Hampson, Louis Mendoza, Martin C. Martinez, Ernest Estrada, and Gloria Martinez.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on January 28, 2010
 


Jesse Rodriguez

 

Jesse Rodriguez, 38, of Bay City passed away July 19, 2002 in Houston, TX. Jesse was born October 19, 1963 to Jesus Rodriguez and Delia A. Rodriguez in Spurr, TX.

 

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 700 Duncan Street in Bay City, with Brother Ray Rodriguez officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 24 at Green's Mortuary from 3 to 8 p.m. and Thursday July 25 from noon to 6 p.m.

 

 Jesse will have a private burial. [Burial was at Hawley Cemetery near Blessing, Texas.]

 

He is survived by his mother Delia Ahearn Rodriguez of Bay City; brothers Ray Rodriguez and Ann Marie of Bay City; Orlando Rodriguez and Alfredo Rodriguez; sisters, Sandy Martinez and Rita Silva; nephews, Dustin Ray Rodriguez, Carlos Martinez, Diago and Jose Silva; nieces, Nicole and Christina Rodriguez, and a host of cousins and other relatives.

 

Pallbearers are Richard Castanedo, Roger Reyes, Victor Rodriguez, Alfredo Rodriguez, Jesse Rodriguez, Dustin Rodriguez, and Vince Cortez.

 

Green's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. A0014B2002JL24

 

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, July 24, 2002

 


JUAN H. RODRIGUEZ, JR.

A memorial service for Juan H. Rodriguez, Jr., 75, of Monroe, Mich., was held Sept. 25, 2010 at the Stewart Road Christian Ministries Center in Monroe with Pastor Sean O’Neal officiating.

Mr. Rodriguez was born Nov. 18, 1934 in Nuevo Leon, Mexico to the late Juan and Jesusa Rodriguez. He graduated into God’s Kingdom on Sept., 19, 2010 after complications following a recent stroke.

Juan was honored last year with a Faith of Our Fathers VIP (Vision, Integrity, Purpose) Award for Father’s Day at Stewart Road Christian Ministries Center for his inspiration, dedication, and purpose to family and church. He drove buses for Monroe County Schools and retired from Ford Motor Company, after 18 years of service, in 1996. He enjoyed geometric drawing, playing the bass at Nation Gospel Tabernacle, Oregon, Ohio, and talking about the Lord. He was a faithful member of Stewart Road Christian Ministries Center in Monroe, Mich., and was well-endeared and remembered as being “the most handsome man”.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lydia; sons, Juan (Christine), David (Michelle), and Ricardo (Debora); grandchildren, Nathaniel, Jesiah, Tyler, Jacob, Hailey, and Vincent; siblings and their spouses Jose (Juanita), Andrea Sagastique, Ramon, Rosa (Joe) Ramirez, Jesse (Belinda), Eduardo (Blanca), Jaime, Louis (Rosalinda), and Cecilia (Fidel) Salazar, all from Texas.

Memorials may be made to Stewart Road Christian Ministries Center, Monroe, Mich. Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

The Palacios Beacon, September 29, 2010
 


LaVerne Hickl Rodriguez
(January 4, 1958 - October 22, 2006)

LaVerne Hickl Rodriguez, 48 of El Maton, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2006 in Lake Jackson, TX. She was born January 4, 1958 in Bay City to Joe N. Hickl and Albina Vaculin Hickl. She was a lifelong resident of El Maton, a 1976 graduate of Tidehaven High School, a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blessing and a member of SPJST. She was employed for 15 years as a bookkeeper and salesperson at Texas Liquid Fertilizer Plant in El Maton and was a former employee of Bonus Crop Fertilizer of El Maton.

She is survived by her husband: Jose Rodriguez of El Maton; by her parents: Joe N and Albina Vaculin Hickl of El Maton; by her brothers: Edmund Joe Hickl & wife Sandra of Sweeny, David Hickl & wife Sally of Louise, Ronald Hickl & wife Cynthia of El Maton and Donald Hickl & wife Karen of El Maton; by her sister-in-law: Maria Rodriguez & husband Tony of Midfield; by 10 Nieces & Nephews, 3 Great Nieces, and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at the St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blessing with Rev. Samuel Appiasi and Rev. Robert Hickl officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be E. J. Hickl, Shawn Hickl, Jody Hickl, Ryan Hickl, Pat Hickl & Emil Vaculin.

The family extends a special thanks to the wonderful nurses at Angle Care Home Health, the Dialysis Clinic in Lake Jackson, the Brazosport Memorial Hospital in Lake Jackson and the Kidney Foundation.

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

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

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Lorel Bee Schafer Rodriguez

Services will be held for Mrs. Lorel Bee Schafer Rodriguez, 19, of Markham, 10 a. m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Officiating at the services will be Bishop Richard M. Cantrell.

Rodriguez died September 22, 1982 near Markham as a result of an automobile accident.

Survivors include husband, Raymond Rodriguez of Markham; parents, George M. and Marion Schafer of Midfield; son, Dustin Ray Rodriguez of Markham; sisters, Bonnie Lou Sheffler of Kahoka, Mo., Laquetta Marie Whaeton of Blessing, Orel Lee Kelly of Blessing; brothers, Little Ben Schafer of Midfield, Lloyd E. Schafer of Blessing.

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

Burial will follow services at Hawley Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Orlando Rodriguez, Freddie and Jesse Rodriguez, Gene Wheaton and Ben and Lloyd Schafer.

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home

The Daily Tribune, December, 1982
 


Maria Louisa Rodriguez
July 1, 1935 - April 9, 2009

Maria Louisa Rodriguez, 73, of Markham, Texas, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009.

She was born July 1, 1935 in Bay City, Texas to Epemenio Lozano and Maria Anguiano Lozano. She was a lifelong resident of Matagorda County and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

She is survived by: her children, Daniel Rodriguez, Jr., Bobby James Rodriguez, Martina Cervantes, Eddie Rodriguez, Freddie Rodriguez, Bonnie Rodriguez, Rosemary Rodriguez and Joe Felix Rodriguez; and by 28 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Daniel Rodriguez, Sr.; her daughters, Janie Morales and Mary Helen Perez; by her sisters, Delores Perez, Zoila Barron and Ceytana Guanajuato; and her brothers, Paul Lozano, Sr, Jose Lozano, Carmel Lozano and Raymon Ramirez.

Visitation will start at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. The Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Andres Morales, Jr, Dionicio Morales, Patrick Perez, Jr, Paul Anthony Perez, Daniel Rodriguez, III, and Ryan Sanchez. Honorary pallbearers are Joseph Rodriguez and Bryan Rodriguez.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Published April 15, 2009
 


Mary Helen Rodriguez
(February 5, 1947 - August 12, 2005)

Mary Helen Rodriguez, 58, of Bay City died August 12, 2005 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. She was born February 5, 1947 in Houston, TX to the late Solomon and Maria Sanchez Cadriel. Mrs. Rodriguez was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and a life long resident of Bay City.

Survivors include: husband: Librado “Lee” Rodriguez of Bay City; daughters: Irene Gutierrez and Mary Ann Erevia both of Bay City, and Corina Jones of Magnolia, TX; sisters: Patsy Longoria of Wharton, Rosie Morales of Bay City, Janie Vela of Van Vleck, and Sophie Navarez of NC; bothers: Frank Cadriel of Houston, Joe Cadriel of Bay City, and Lupe Cadriel of Austin; and 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister: Stella Escabar; and brothers: Jesse Sanchez and Solomon Cadriel, Jr.

Rosary will be 7:30 PM Monday, August 15, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home and the Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck, TX.

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

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Pete H. Rodriguez, Jr.
(June 12, 1943 - November 23, 2008)

Pete H. Rodriguez, Jr., 65, of Bay City passed away Nov. 23, 2008. He was born June 12, 1943 in Biloxi, Mississippi to the late Pete H. Rodriguez, Sr. & Clara Ochoa Silvas Rodriguez. He served in the US Army during Vietnam; was a life long resident of Bay City; a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and a member of Phillip H. Parker VFW Post 2438.

His brothers Jimmy & Ramiro Rodriguez preceded him in death. Survivors include daughter Renee Rodriguez-Arguello & husband John of Houston; son Pete H. Rodriguez III of Houston and grandsons Jonathan Arguello & John Arguello II.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers will be Anthony Jiminez, Pete Perez, Sam Perez, Stanley Ybarra, Joe Munoz and Daniel Pena.

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Viewing for Ricardo Rodriguez, 49 Bay City, Texas, will be from 1 until 8 p.m. Thursday, December 3, 2009 in the Chapel of Green's Mortuary.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Green's Mortuary (979) 245-3489 of Bay City, Texas.

Bay City Tribune, Published December 2, 2009
 


ROGERIO G. RODRIGUEZ JR.

BAY CITY - Rogerio G. "Roy" Rodriguez Jr., 75, of Bay City passed away March 24, 2010. He was born Sept. 16, 1934 in Olmito to the late Rogerio and Rosa Garcia Rodriguez. He was a member of House of Deliverance Church in Clute.

His daughter, Rosa Lee Rodriguez Triana; son, Benjamin Rodriguez; and granddaughter, Marie Bea Ortiz, all preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Lupita Rodriguez of Bay City; daughters, Ruby Ruiz and husband Gorgino "George" and Yolanda DeLeon and husband Vincent, all of Freeport, and Pearl Trevino and husband Rudy of Van Vleck; sons, Johnny Rodriguez and wife Kaledia of Eunice, La., and Roy Rodriguez and Wally Rodriguez, both of Bay City; sister, Valerie Chavez of Bay City; brothers, Jesse Rodriguez of San Antonio and Pete Rodriguez of St. Joseph, Mich.; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. today, March 26, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Vincent DeLeon officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Johnny Rodriguez, Roy Rodriguez Jr., Wally Rodriguez, Manuel Martinez, Andrew Rodriguez, Jessie Rodriguez, and Pearl Trevino.
Vincent DeLeon Jr., Gorgonio "George" Ruiz, Rudy Trevino Sr., and Pete Rodriguez will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting
www.taylorbros.net.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on March 26, 2010
 



Ruben Rodriguez, Sr.
(September 25, 1936 - May 28, 2010)

Ruben Rodriguez, Sr., 73, of Wharton passed away May 28, 2010. He was born Sept. 25, 1936 in New Gulf, TX to the late Jose and Soledad Garza Rodriguez. He worked as a welder for Texas Gulf Sulphur Co. and served in the US Army.

Survivors include his wife Rosie Rodriguez of Wharton; daughter Cecilia “Cissy” Schroeder & husband Doug of Katy; son Ruben Rodriguez, Jr. and fiancé Emily Koch of Houston; sisters Magdelina Rodriguez of Wharton, Yolanda Diaz of Houston, Graciela De Los Santos of Firendswood & Emma Beach of Albuquerque, NM; and grandchildren Austin and Addison Schroeder.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Monday, May 31, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Bay City with Rev. Gerry Cernoch and Rev. Gabriel Espinosa officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, TX. Pallbearers will be Ariesteo De Los Santos, Dale Trevino, Freddie Alvarado, Doug Schroeder, Howard Clements, Jr. and Kenneth Kolancy. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation; 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

www.taylorbros.net                    Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Victoria Z. Rodriguez
(November 14, 1940 - June 9, 2011)

Victoria Z. Rodriguez, 70, of Bay City passed away June 9, 2011. She was born November 14, 1940 in Bebe, TX to the late Thomas Paul Zamora & Francisca Ortiz Zamora.

Her husband Israel T. Rodriguez preceded her in death. Survivors include daughters Elizabeth Ann Bias of Pasadena, Belinda k. Rodriguez of Galveston & Margarite Hopkins of Robstown; sons Joe Zamora, Jr. of Bay City, Esrael Rodriguez, Jr. of Angleton, Manuel R. Rodriguez of Bishop, TX, Leroy Rodriguez of Pasadena, Robert Lee Rodriguez of Pasadena, Dean Martin Zamora of Bay City, Dennis Ray Rodriguez of Houston and Michael Paul Rodriguez of Pasadena; sister Rita Maldonado of Gonzales; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

The family will receive family and friends from 3PM to 5PM Sunday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be 10:00 AM Monday at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck with Pastor Manuel De La Cerda officiating. Pallbearers will be Joe Zamora, Jr. Paul Zamora, Herman Zamora, Johnny Joe Rodriguez, Armando Oros, Jr. and Jorge Garcia.

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Edna Petra Roe
(September 22, 1910 - February 11, 2007)

Funeral services for Edna Roe, 96, of Bay City will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at St. Peter Lutheran Church of Bay City with Rev. Eric Klimpel officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Edna Roe passed away peacefully in her home on February 11, 2007. She was born on September 22, 1910 in Gibbon, MN to Jens and Marie Loftnes Bakke. She married Pete Roe on March 3, 1946 in San Francisco, CA and moved to Bay City in 1947. She was a precious mother and grandmother. She was a very active member with St. Peter Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her two sons and daughter-in-law: Robert Roe and Paul and Corky Roe of Bay City; by a brother: Einard Bakke of Kensington, MN and a sister-in-law: Daphane Bakke of Alexandria, MN; by her grandchildren: Ross and Kelly Roe, Jason and Mary Lynn Roe and Kelly Roe, all of Bay City, Jody and Melea Roe of Jourdanton, TX, Craig and Lesley Simpson of Bay City, Tully and Rachel Roe of Joshua, TX; and by five great-grandchildren: Carly, Clara Beth, Login, Rylan and Kassidy. She was preceded in death by her loving husband: Pete Roe; her parents: Jens and Marie Bakke; by four sisters and two brothers; and by a granddaughter: Kelsey Lynn Roe.

Pallbearers include her four grandson: Jody, Jason, Tully and Ross Roe; Craig Simpson and Larry Roe. Honorary pallbearers include: Bill Krobot and George Agnew.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church in her name.

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

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Hilda "Tootsie" Roe
Dec. 23, 1926  - Jan. 25, 2009


Hilda Tootsie Roe, 82, of Bay City, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2009.

She was born December 23, 1926 in Chilton
, Texas to Noah Andrew Johnson and Lizzie Gertrude Mircale Johnson. She was a lifelong resident of Bay City and a Life Member of VFW Post 2438 Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by: her daughter, Donna Davis and husband Jimmy of Van Vleck; by her son, John E. Butch Roe and wife Peggy of Van Vleck; by seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Johnny Roe; her parents, Noah A. and Lizzie M. Johnson; by her son, Steven E. Roe, Sr.; by sisters, Minnie Miller, Ann Roe and Eula Casey; and brothers, Jimmy and Chester Johnson.

The family will receive visitors from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Lee Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City, Texas.

Pallbearers include: Ronnie Radford, David Dawson, John Crawford, Frank Schultz, Gary Murphree and Wayne Murphree.

Honorary pallbearers will include Butch Roe, Jay Roe, Steven Roe, Jr., Jimmy Davis, Ed Miller, Marvin Leverett and Chris Murphree.

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

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


Bay City Tribune, Published January 28, 2009

 


JOHNNIE "BUTCH" ROE

VAN VLECK - Johnnie Ernest "Butch" Roe, 63, of Van Vleck, passed away Feb. 25, 2010. He was born Feb. 13, 1947 in Bay City to the late John Henry and Hilda Marie Johnson Roe. He was a wonderful man who loved his family deeply. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, roping and fishing, especially with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Peggy West Roe of Van Vleck; daughter, La Trisha Roe of Van Vleck; son, John David Roe and wife Vanessa of Markham; sister, Dona Davis of Van Vleck; and grandchildren, Jadynn Roe, Julian Roe, Areeana Brewer, and Rusha Randall.
His brother, Steven Edward Roe, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 1, 2010 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Lane Pardue officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Dale Strelec, Willie Strelec Jr., Kenneth May, Jesse Aguilar, Jim Halbert, and Ronnie Radford.

Jimmy Stevens, Jake Roberts, Bobby Harris, Gayle Holton, Tommy Henderson, and Tommy Gray will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

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

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on February 27, 2010
 


Steve Roe, Sr.
(September 22, 1954 - October 6, 2005)

Steve Roe, Sr., 51, of Bay City, passed away, Thursday, October 6, 2005. He was born September 22, 1954 in Wharton, TX to John Henry Roe and Hilda Johnson Roe. He was a lifelong resident of Bay City and a member of the Baptist church.

He is survived by his son: Steven E. Roe, Jr. and wife Alyson of Houston; by his mother: Hilda Roe of Bay City; by a sister: Donna Davis & husband Jimmy of Van Vleck; by his brother: Butch Roe & wife Peggy of Van Vleck; by two grandsons: Zachary and Brandon Roe of Corpus Christi; and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father John H. Roe.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday, October 8, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Zimmerman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of the Bay City Animal Shelter or the American Heart Association.

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

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Leona M. Roecker
(June 15, 1916 - August 29, 2007)

Leona M. Roecker, 91, of Brazoria passed away August 29, 2007. She was born June 15, 1916 in Tanglewood, Texas to the late John W. and Ina Mae Lynn Alexander. She was a member of the Cedar Lane Baptist Church, worked as cashier and payroll clerk for J. C. Penney for many years and worked as a telephone operator in Bay City prior to that. She was also a member and past treasurer of the Texas Home Demonstration Club and a member of “The Penney Gang”.

She is survived by one daughter Arnette Smith of Lake Jackson; sister and brother-in-law Barbara E. and T. J. Middleton of Bay City; granddaughters Darla White and Dana Bozeman; and great grandchildren David White, Jada Bozeman and Jasmine Bozeman. She was preceded in death by her husband Morris W. Roecker earlier this year.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Friday, August 31, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Zack Nicholson officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Gideons International.

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Morris Willie Roecker, Sr.
(November 12, 1924 - May 17, 2007)

Morris Willie Roecker Sr., 82, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2007 at his home in Brazoria County. He was born November 12, 1924 in Belmont, TX to the late Willie & Dena Esse Roecker. Mr. Roecker was a longtime resident of Brazoria County, he worked as a carpenter for U.S. Contractors until retirement, and was a member of the Cedar Lane Baptist Church.

He is survived by: wife: Leona Margueritte Alexander Roecker of Brazoria; daughter: Sue Carlotta Adair of Seguin; step-daughter: Lacreeda Arnette Smith of Lake Jackson; 3 sons: Morris W. Roecker, Jr. of Fentress, TX, Wm. David Roecker of Staples, TX and Ruben Mark Roecker of Seguin; brother: Melvin Roecker of Gonzales; grandchildren: Darla White, Dana Bozeman, and several others; and great grandchildren: David White, Jada Bozeman, Jasmine Bozeman, and several others. He was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

The Family will receive visitors from 3 PM to 5 PM Sunday, May 20, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM Monday, May 21, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Zach Nicholson officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be: Jeff Bozeman, Sean Middleton, Dennis, Mike, and Randy Roecker. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Garey Brown, Linn, and Rex Middleton. Online condolences may be sent to the family thru www.taylorbros.net/. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979) 245-4613.

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Richard "Richie" Emil Roecker

(May 17, 1916 - July 25, 2008)

Richard (Richie) Emil Roecker, 92, passed away July 25, 2008. He was born May 17, 1916 in Glen Flora, Texas to the late Emil Richard and Ida Agnes Roecker. He was married to Hazel Estelle Salley.

Richie proudly served in the U. S. Army in World War II with duty in Alaska and Europe and was attached to Headquarters 81st Field Artillery Battalion. After returning from service he lived in Clemville, Texas and worked in the oil field for Hamill and Hamill. In 1957 he and his family moved to Markham, Texas where he resided until his death. He was a founding member of Markham M.U.D. and Markham Volunteer Fire Department. Richie retired from Crockell Oil Co. in 1981. His hobbies included anything he could do from the seat of his Ford tractor, gardening, and ‘piddling’. He was known for his kindness and willingness to help others. One of his greatest enjoyments was teaching his grandchildren how to safely drive and operate the lawn mower, the tractor, and later the pickup. Richie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City where he served as a deacon. Due to advancing age, he transferred his membership to the First Baptist Church of Markham which was closer to home.

Richie is survived by his loving wife, Hazel; daughter Salley Sue Rickaway and husband Fred of Ganado, Texas; sons Carl Smoot Roecker of Houston, Texas, and James Geren and wife Nelda Roecker of Markham, Texas. PaPa’s true love was his grandchildren Shayne Rickaway and wife Cathy; Shanna Moore; Shelley and husband Keith Beckman; Ryan and wife Jenny Roecker and Jodi and husband Cody Spalek; great grandchildren Blake and Brynnley Beckman; Emily and Ethan Roecker and Madilyn and Colton Spalek.

Richie was preceded in death by his sister Ruth Cotton and brothers Benny, Carl and Chester Roecker and daughter-in-law Louise Roecker.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday July 27, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. A

 Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday July 28, 2008 at the First Baptist Church (170 Ave. K) in Markham.

Internment will follow at Hawley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Markham or charity of donor’s choice.

Victoria Advocate, July 27, 2008
 


Fred A. Roesler

Fred A. Roesler, 68, of Kerrville died April 15 in Kerrville. He was a former Collegeport resident and had resided in Kerrville since October of 1976. He was a member of the Baptist Church, the VFW, and was a World War II veteran of the Navy. Survivors include: wife, Elizabeth Roessler of Kerrville; sons, Stanley E. Ward of Garland and Stanford P. Ward of Lubbock; brother, J. W. Roessler of Houston; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 17, at 4 p. m. with Rev. J. R. Gwin officiating. Interment will be at the Hawley Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, April, 1979
 


Antonia Antoinette "Nettie" Rogers
April 2, 1926 - July 7, 2009

Antonia Antoinette "Nettie" Rogers, 83, of Bay City passed away July 7, 2009.

She was born April 2, 1926 in Matagorda County, Texas to the late Louis William and Julia Letzerich Richers. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Holy Cross Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of America, Friends of the Library, Bay City Book Review Club, Bay City Country Club, Blessing American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Matagorda
County Museum.

She married Edward J. Brueggen in 1947. He preceded her in death in 1969. She then married Elmer L. Rogers in 1984 and he preceded her in death in 1990. Sister Genevieve Gaudet and brothers Frank, Otto and L. W. Richers and also preceded her in death.

Survivors include: sisters, Judy O'Roark of Dallas, Sybella Green and Lilly Carr both of Bay City, and Elveria Cenerosek of Helotes, Texas; brother, Sherwood Richers of Albuquerque, New Mexico and a number of nieces, nephews and dear friends.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m.
Thursday, July 9, 2009 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Mike Carr, Kirk Carr, Pete Green, Doug Green, Aaron Penland, Barry O'Roark and Johann Richers.

Memorials may be made to Holy
Cross School.

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

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in
Bay City. 979-2435-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Published July 8, 2009
 


Christopher Alan Rogers

 

Christopher Alan Rogers, 24, of Blessing passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2001. He was born April 16, 1977 in Bay City to Gary Lynn Rogers and Emma Marie Bannert Rogers.

 

He was a lifelong resident of Matagorda County and a 1996 graduate of Tidehaven High School where he was a member of the track and football teams. He was employed as a carpenter and was a member of the Baptist church.

 

He is survived by his mother, Emma "Mary" Wolfe of Pennsylvania; his sisters, Catherine Talkington of Nursery and Portia Bell of Blessing; by his adopted dad, Ed Bell, of Blessing; by his special friends, the James Davis family of El Maton and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

 

Pallbearers will be James "Bubba" Davis, Dereck Talkington, Greg Carter, Ryan Kudelka, Marshall Rogers, Onie Ortiz and John Davis.  Honorary pallbearer will be John Lovelady.

 

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Bay City. A00011A2001DC19

 

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, December 19, 2001

 


CHRISTOPHER LOUIS ROGERS

 

Christopher Louis Rogers, 36, of Markham, passed away Friday, January 4, 2002. He was born December 10, 1965 in Lake Jackson, Texas to Marvin Rogers, Sr. and Laura Elizabeth Marcaurele Rogers.

 

He was a resident of Markham for the past 16 years and a member of the Baptist Church.

 

He is survived by mother and step-father, Laura Elizabeth Rogers Longoria and Adam Longoria, Sr. of Markham; by his father, Marvin Rogers, Sr. of Palestine; by his sisters, Candis Walker and Dodie Wilson of Bay City; by his brothers, Johnny Clyde Rogers and Marvin Rogers, Jr. of Bay City; by his half-brother, Mark Rogers of Palestine; and by his step-brother, Adam Longoria, Jr. of Edmond, Okla.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Howard Harper officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, Texas.

 

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2002JA08

 

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, January 8, 2002

 


Chad Anthony Rogers

Chad Anthony Rogers, 21 hours old of Palacios died July 16 at the Matagorda General Hospital. Survivors include: Gary and Emma Rogers of Palacios; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Bannert and O. H. “Doc” Rogers all of Palacios; sister, Catherine; brother, Christopher. Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 19, at 10 a. m. at the Hawley Cemetery with N. E. “Sonny” Balch officiating. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Palacios.

The Daily Tribune, July, 1979
 


Earl H. Rogers

Earl H. Rogers, 53, of Palacios, died September 4, at Champ Traylor Memorial Hospital in Port Lavaca. He was an area resident for the past 35 years and was employed by Alcoa Aluminum for 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II serving in Europe with the U. S. Army. Survivors include: wife, Linnie Rogers of Palacios; mother, Mrs. Sylvia Haskell of Bay City; father, O. H. “Doc” Rogers of Palacios; daughters, Rhonda Rogers, Shelly Rogers both of Palacios, Alice Fitzgerald of Virginia, Lynn Alford of Liberty, Lisa Rogers of Massachusetts; sons, Ricky and Bob Rogers of New Mexico, Shawn Alford Rogers of Palacios; sisters, Bettye Koontz of Palacios, Willa Koontz of Port Lavaca, Patricia Mayo of Fairfield, Kathrine Miller of Florida; Rita Coward of Bay City; brothers, Don of Bay Cliff, Marshall of Cuero, Wayne of Manvel and Gary of Palacios; and 9 grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Funeral will be held at Palacios Funeral Home Chapel Thursday, September 6 at 3:00 p. m. The Rev. Barry Bauerschlag, of the First Methodist Church of Palacios, will officiate. Interment will be held at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Taylor Brothers and Palacios Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

The Daily Tribune, April, 1979
 


Eugenia Alberta Rogers

Funeral services for Mrs. Eugenia Alberta Rogers were held at 2 p. m. Saturday, May 11, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Maxwell officiating. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery.

Daughter of Frank and Kathryn Schuelke, she was born October 19, 1912 in Richmond, Texas. She had been resident of Palacios for 30 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She passed away Friday morning, May 10, in Wagner General Hospital.

She is survived by her husband, O. H. “Doc” Rogers of Palacios; five daughters, Patricia Mayo of College Station, Kathryn Miller of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Rita Cowart of Bay City, Willa Koonts of Seadrift and Betty Kountz of Palacios; five sons, Marshall Rogers of Cuero, Wayne Rogers of Houston, Gary and Earl Rogers of Palacios and Don Rogers of Baycliff; one sister, Lillie Black of Houston, and 35 grandchildren.

The Daily Tribune, May, 1974
 


Laura Elisabeth Rogers–Longoria
Aug. 20, 1937 – June 17, 2011

Laura Elisabeth Rogers – Longoria of Bay City passed away June 17, 2011. She was born August 20, 1937.

She is survived by: husband, Adam Longoria of Bay City; children, Candis and Dewayne Walker of Bay City, Dodie Wilson of Bay City, Johnny and Melissa Rogers of Austin and Marvin Rogers of Austin; sister, Jacque Thomason; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grand children.

She is preceded in death by son, Chris Rogers.

Private interment at Holly Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030-4123.

You will be missed.

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, June 22 2011
 

Nora Pringle Rogers, 99, passed away October 29, 2010.

She was born March 9, 1911, in Farmersville, Texas, to the late George Marion Baker and Martha Ann Beaver Baker.

She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church and of the Fellowship Sunday School Class.

She was married to Earl Pringle from 1934 until his death in 1971.

In 1976 she married Will Rogers. He preceded her in death in 1998.

Eleven siblings also preceded her in death.

Survivors include: daughter, Sandra Klenke of Bay City; sons, Michael Pringle and Ronald Pringle both of Houston; five grandchildren, Derek, Chris, Carrie, Aaron and Mike; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, November 1, 2010, at Cedarvale Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Gantz officiating.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

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, Tuesday, November 2, 2010
 


Otto Horace “Doc” Rogers

O. H. “Doc” Rogers, 77, of Palacios died at Wagner General Hospital in Palacios August 16, 1981. He was a resident of Palacios area for 37 years and his church affiliation was Baptist. Survivors include: daughters, Bettye Koontz of Palacios, Willa Koontz of Luling, La., Patricia Mayo of Fairfield, Kathryn Miller of Fort Walton [Beach], Florida, Rita Cowart of Bay City; sons, Donald Rogers of Baycliff, Marshall Rogers of Skidmore, Wayne Rogers of Manvel and Gary Rogers of Palacios; sisters, Jessie Hedrick, Fan Reedy and Bessie Base all of Anadarko, Okla.; 38 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Palacios Funeral Home today, August 18, at 2 p. m. with Rev. W. D. Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Palacios.

The Daily Tribune, August, 1981
 


Matilda Romero
(October 10, 1924 - December 15, 2005)

Matilda Romero, 81, of Houston, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2005 in Houston, TX. She was born October 10, 1924 in Nordheim, TX to Pedro & Pauline Pena. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church of Sugar Land and a former member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Bay City.

She is survived by her daughter: Yolanda Martinez of Sugar Land; her sons: Robert Romero of Houston and Jesse Romero, III of Bay City; by a sister: Magdalena Longoria of Bay City; and by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband: Jesus Romero.

The Rosary service will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, December 18, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, December 19, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net
 


BRIANNA NICOLE ROOKS

 

Infant, Brianna Nicole Rooks, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2001.

 

She was born in Wharton to Coy Allen Rooks and Karen Renee Teague Rooks.

 

She is survived by her parents, Coy Allen and Karen Renee Rooks of Clemville, her sister, Amber Renee Rooks and her brother, Justin Joel Rooks of Clemville; her maternal grandparents, Montier Osbern and Linda Teague of Hallettsville, and by her paternal grandparents, Cecil and Lane Rooks of Clemville.

 

Graveside funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2001 at Hawley Cemetery with Rev. Hollas Hoffman officiating.

 

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City. A00011A2001DC28

 

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, December 28, 2001

 

James A. Roper, Jr.

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of
Faye Cunningham

James A. Roper, Sr.

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of
Faye Cunningham


Edna "Grandma" Ross
(April 11, 1907 - November 14, 2009)

Edna "Grandma" Ross, 102, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at her home in Cedar Lane, Texas. Grandma was born in McComb, OK on April 11, 1907 to the late Elvira and Wade Hampton. She had been a member of the Home Demonstration Club and an active member of Cedar Lane Baptist Church since 1967. She is survived by her son: Don Ross and wife Maxine; 5 grandchildren: Patricia Reaves and husband David, Steve Ross, Fay Allen and her husband James, Darron Ross and wife Sharilyn, and Gaylynn Goodman and husband Jimmy. She is also survived by her great grandchildren: Clay and Raelynn Scroggin, Lacy and Doug Rosson, Bruce Meyer, Stephen and Jennifer Ross, Jimmy Don and Wendy Ross, Caren and David Murdock, Tony and Tiffany Ross, Cory Kruse, Ryan Goodman, Blaine Ross, Jordan Ross, and Mackenzie Goodman; 11 great-great grandchildren: Stephen Lee Ross, Noah Rosson, Travis Ross, Madalyn Lamb, Sarah Ross, Taylor Ross, Austin Ross, Tyler Rosson, Trenton Ross, Levi Scroggin, and Camden Ross. Grandma was preceded in death by her parents, Elvira and Wade Hampton; her husband, Harvey Lee Ross; her son, Gale Ross; and three sisters and four brothers. She loved her immediate family and her church family and always wanted to be helpful. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at Cedar Lane Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be: Steve Ross, Darron Ross, Stephen Ross, Tony Ross, Bruce Meyer, and Clay Scroggin. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Cedar Lane Baptist Church Deacons: Glenn Roberson, Ray Horton, Larry Lewis, Jimmy Grisham, Paul Hill, and Raymond Brooker.

Arrangements are with Bay City Funeral Home (979) 245-4893.

Published in Victoria Advocate on November 17, 2009
 

 

Davis Benton "Ben" Roush, Jr.
March 13, 1950 - Jan. 21, 2009


Davis Benton "Ben" Roush, Jr., 58, of Bay City passed away January 21, 2009. He was born March 13, 1950 in Beckley, West Virginia to Davis Benton Roush, Sr. and Peggy Evans Roush. He graduated from the University of
Florida and worked at Sr. Radiation Protection Officer at the South Texas Nuclear Project.

His father preceded him in death.

Survivors include: his wife, Jeanne L. Roush of Bay City; mother Peggy Roush of Orlando, Florida; step-daughters and their spouses, Janie Marie and Tim Jones of Charleston, West Virginia, Andrea and David McCarty of Morgantown, West Virginia and Sara and Pete Mazza of Richmond, Virginia; sister, Ann Alyea and husband Chan of Orlando, Florida; step-grandchildren, Stephen Jones and Zachary Jones both of Charleston, West Virginia a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

A memorial service will be held at
4 p.m. Friday,
January 30, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Memorials in his honor may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; Virginia Chapter; 5511 Stapels Mill Rd. Suite 202-B; Richmond, VA 23228 or The Down Syndrome Network of West Virginia; PO Box 7102; Cross Lanes, WV 25356.

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, Published January 28, 2009

 


ALMA LOUISE ROWLAND

BAY CITY - Alma Louise Rowland, 92, of Bay City passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 at the Legacy Nursing Center in Bay City. She was born on Sept. 11, 1915, in Santa Anna, to parents, Claude and Annie Taylor Westbrook. She was a lifelong Methodist and a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Bay City.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tom Rowland; a daughter, Gerry Rowland; and a grandson, Kent Rowland Wade.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Judy Rowland of Rosenberg; a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Bill Johnson of Bay City; and grandchildren, Kathy and Kent McVey of Friendswood, Amy Rowland of Austin, Carie and her husband Daniel Thering of Dallas, and Ginny Rowland of Austin. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Michael and Matthew McVey, Eli White, and Thomas Thering.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday morning, with a funeral service held at 1 p.m., at the chapel of Bay City Funeral Home, the Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating. A private burial will follow at Hawley Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 1/30/2008.
 


Daniel Rowland
June 14, 1956 – Sept. 17, 2008

Daniel Charles Rowland, age 52 of Dardanelle died Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas.

He was born June 14, 1956 at Tyronza to Charles Richard and Annie Brock Rowland. He was the owner of Rowland plumbing in Dardanelle. He was a member of the Dardanelle Freewill Baptist Church where he was a Deacon and Trustee.

He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Rowland.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Kelly Jewell Rowland of Dardanelle; daughters, Crystal Marie Sims and husband Brian of Russellville, Susan Ann Rowland and fiancé Christopher Leach of Russellville; mother and step father, Annie and Russell Hoffman of Dardanelle; brother, Darrell Rowland of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sisters, Nancy Daily and husband Mel of Bay City, Texas, Linda Roberts and husband Danny of Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Penny Rowland and fiancé Donnie Edwards of Dardanelle; five grandchildren, Savanna Brooke Sims, Brianna Grace Sims, Brady Daniel Sims, Alescia Cristal Leach, Albany Bliss Leach.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 22, 2008 at the Dardanelle Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Jared Higginbotham officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery at Dardanelle. Visitation was held Sunday at 2 until 4 p.m. September 21, 2008 at Cornwell Funeral Home at Dardanelle.

Memorial may be made to the Freewill Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 2494 State Hwy 22, Dardanelle
, Arkansas 72834.

Pallbearers will be Mel Daily, Darrell Rowland, Terry Jewell, Ricky Rowland, Brian Sims and Christopher Leach.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jr. Crawford, Larry Taylor, Aaron Beam, Michael Hettel.

Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, Arkansas; 479-229-2524 is in charge of the arrangements.

Bay City Tribune, Published October 1, 2008
 


Gerry Rowland

Services for Gerry Rowland, 40, of Hobbs, N. M., were held at 10 a. m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Leroy Stanton and the Rev. W. D. Baker officiating. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 24, 1943, in Lexington, Texas, and died March 9, 1984, in Hobbs, N. M. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rowland of Bay City; brother, Tommy Rowland of Victoria; sister, Jan Johnson of Bay City; nieces, Kathy Wade and Amy, Karie and Ginny Rowland; and nephew, Kent Rowland Wade.

Pallbearers included Joe DeLeon, Jim Humphries, Gordon Cook, Joe Rowland, Claude Hickey and A. J. Richey.

The Daily Tribune, March, 1984
 


Tom Rowland
 

Tom Rowland, 87, of Bay City died Friday, February 23, 2001 at the Legacy in Bay City. He was born in Lee County, Texas on March 9, 1913 to parents E. W. and Kate Nunnaly Rowland.

 

Tom was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served as an officer and member of the Wesley Sunday School Class.

 

He came to the Bay City area in 1951, after working many years for the railroad, and started Rowland Bros. Construction Co. with his brother, Gerald. In 1974 he took the position of Building Inspector with the City of Bay City and in 1978 he became the head of the Bay City Gas Company until his retirement in 1989.

 

He is survived by: wife of 61 years, Alma Westbrook Rowland and by a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Judy Rowland of Sugar Land and a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Bill Johnson of Bay City; brother, Gerald Rowland of Bay City and grandchildren, Kathy and husband Kent McVey, Amy and her husband Kevin White, Karie Rowland and Ginny Rowland and great grandchildren, Michael and Matthew McVey.

 

He was preceded in death by daughter, Gerry Rowland and a grandson, Kent Rowland Wade.

 

Graveside services were held at the Hawley Cemetery on Saturday, February 24, 2001 with the Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating. Services were under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

 

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The Daily Tribune, Sunday 25 Feb 2001

 

Elizabeth Mills "Lizzie" Royall

Jun. 17, 1853 - Sep. 13, 1854

Matagorda Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


GEORGE E. ROZNER

BLESSING - George E. "Mr. Nice Guy" Rozner, 61, of Blessing, died Monday, July 13, 2009. He was born Aug. 7, 1947, in Yoakum, to the late Frank J. Rozner and Allyine Meyer Rozner.
 
He served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam, Fighter Squadron 111 on the U.S.S. Oriscany. He spent 18 years with Alcoa as an electrician. He was a maintenance supervisor at South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company in Wadsworth, where he worked for 23 years. He was a member of the KJT Society and Knights of Columbus. He was a former volunteer for the Kids for Christmas program and a former volunteer firefighter in Blessing. He was a member of the Valve Team at S.T.P. and a Catholic.

George was a devoted father and grandfather. He loved to joke and cut up with his family and friends and could always be counted on by everyone who knew him. His greatest pleasure was spending time and sharing his life with his family; Sunday dinners were a testament to the close bond he shared with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughters, Anne Rozner and Dina Rozner of Needville; sons, Michael and wife Kimi Rozner of Midfield, and James Rozner of Bay City; former wife, Joyce Vyvial Rozner of Sweeny; five grandchildren, Jonathyn, Bradley, Ty, Colton, and Kyson; sister, Frances Vogt of Victoria; brothers, Ronnie and Robert Rozner of Ganado.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Ann Rozner; and brother-in-law, Herbie Vogt.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at Ganado Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 17, 2009, at Assumption Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Lyons officiating. Full military burial will be at Assumption Catholic Cemetery under the auspices of American Legion Post 346 of Ganado.
 

Pallbearers are Tony Gronski, Sonny Supak, Tony Kacer, Brent Heraly, Richard Bures, Ricky Busha, Jacob Chambless, and Jimmy Supak.

Honorary pallbearers are Dameon Berg and Rob Yoxtheimer.

Memorial donations may be made to the CHECK ORIGINAL.

Ganado Funeral Home, Ganado, 361-771-2120.

Published in the Victoria Advocate from 7/15/2009 - 7/16/2009
 


Carrie Yeager Rudd
(October 8, 1910 - April 29, 2010)

Funeral services for Carrie Yeager Rudd, 99 years old of Van Vleck, will be held 4:00 PM Monday, May 3, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church of Van Vleck. Reverend Charles Weber, a former minister at Van Vleck First United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sunday, May 2, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rudd was born October 8, 1910, in Kurten, Texas to John P. Yeager and Mary Pasler Yeager. She died Thursday morning, April 29, 2010, at Matagorda Regional Medical Center. A long time resident of Van Vleck, she was an active member of Van Vleck First United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School, and holding different positions in the church and membership in the United Methodist women’s Society. Carrie was a retired schoolteacher with 41 years of service to her profession, most of those years as a first grade teacher. She taught in Ellinger, Van Vleck, and Sweeny, Texas. Some of the professional organizations she was a member were: the Matagorda County Teachers Association, Texas State Teachers Association, and Matagorda County Retired Teachers Association.

Her husband, Elijah Rudd who died in 1985, her parents, and her three younger siblings preceded Carrie in death: one sister, Janie Moore and two brothers, George Yeager and Victor Yeager. She leaves behind special friends who took care of seeing all her needs were met and/or friends who visited with her.

Pallbearers are Eugene Bickham, Blake Bolton, Coby Bolton, Truitt Farris, Fred Holub, John Keys, Gerald Lewis, and Sam Trevino. Honorary pallbearers are Odell Brown, Eddie Jecmenek, and Jerry Peter. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Van Vleck First United Methodist Church or Houston Hospice-El Campo if desired.

Published in Victoria Advocate on May 1, 2010
 


John Sumner Runnells II
March 5, 1924 - Dec. 6, 2008

John Sumner Runnells II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clive Runnells and grandson of John Sumner Runnells died December 6, 2008 in Bay City, Texas.

Mr. Runnells was born March 5, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois.

He attended the Harris School, Thatcher School, graduated from Brooks School, North Andover, Massachusetts and Yale University, class of 1950. During WWII, he served in the European Theater with the 71st Infantry Division.

Upon completion of Yale, Mr. Runnells worked for the Pullman Company. He then went into the investment business with Farwell Chapman and later with William Blair and Co. in Chicago. He was also the owner and operator of the Runnells Pierce Ranch in Bay City, Texas. This became a full time occupation of which he was very proud and for which he had a passionate love.

Mr. Runnells was active with civic and charitable organizations. He served on the board of the Boys Club of Chicago, the Pullman Foundation; he was a life trustee of the Field Museum and Northwestern University; he was a governing life member of the Shedd Aquarium and the Art Institute of Chicago. Mr. Runnells was a past-president of the American Brahman Breeders Association; a director of the National Cattlemens Beef Association; member and director of the Texas Southwestern Cattle Association. He was also director of the Santa Fe Railroad and director and past-president of the Museum Trustees Association.

His wife, Louise Gale Runnells, preceded him in death on January 22, 2008.

He is survived by: his son, John Sumner Runnells III and his wife Jennifer of Bay City, Texas; daughters, Mary Runnells and her husband Christopher Glanz of Palm Coast, Florida and Gale Pierce Runnells of Chicago, Illinois; two granddaughters, Hunter Elizabeth Runnells and Chandler Claire Runnells; two step-grandsons, Christopher and Jason Glanz; and his brother, Clive Runnells of Houston, Texas.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 4 until 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, Texas.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 2008 at St. Marks Episcopal Church with the Rev. Susan Kennard, the Rev. Harley Savage and Dr. Jim Eli officiating.

Memorials may be made to The Runnells Library at The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60605; The Mary Withers Runnells Courtyard at The Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022; Matagorda County Community Foundation, PO Box 2008, Bay City, TX 77404-2008, the Matagorda County Museum, 2100 Ave F, Bay City, TX 77414 or St. Marks Episcopal Church, 2200 Ave E, Bay City, TX 77414.

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, Published December 10, 2008

Hawley Cemetery
 

BAY CITY- Louise Gale Runnells died Jan. 22, 2008. She was born July 5, 1928, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burton L. Gale Jr. of Buffalo, N.Y. She was married to John Sumner Runnells II of Bay City for 51 years.

Mrs. Runnells attended Buffalo Seminary and graduated from Smith College class of 1950. She was a member of the Woman's Board of The Art Institute of Chicago, Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago, Allendale School for Boys and the Lake Forest Garden Club.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by children Gale Pierce Runnells of Chicago; Mary Runnells and her husband Christopher Glanz of Palm Coast, Fla., and John Sumner Runnells III and his wife Jennifer Thompson Runnells of Bay City; two granddaughters, Hunter Elizabeth Runnells and Chandler Claire Runnells; and two step-grandsons, Christopher and Jason Glanz.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Bay City, with the Rev. Susan Kennard officiating.

Rather than flowers, memorial donations may be made to Children's Memorial Hospital, 2400 Children's Plaza, Chicago, IL 60614; Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022; or The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603.

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

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

Hawley Cemetery

Victoria Advocate, January 24, 2008
 


Mary Withers Runnells

Mary Withers Runnells, 84, born Oct. 24, 1892, daughter of Mamie Pierce and Henry Malcolm Withers, died Sept. 3, 1977 in Chur, Switzerland. She was the granddaughter of Abel Head Pierce and the widow of Clive Runnells. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Lacy W. Armour of Chicago; sons, John S. Runnells, Chicago and Bay City and Clive Runnells of Houston; six grandchildren. Graveside services and interment will be at 4 p. m. Thursday at Hawley Cemetery, Blessing. Memorial services are pending from the St. James Cathedral, Chicago, Ill. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Wharton or Matagorda General Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, September, 1977
 


Thomas Pierce Runnells
Feb. 20, 1970 - Sept. 6, 2007

Thomas Pierce Runnells, age 37, of Austin, Texas, and Key Largo, Florida, passed away in Austin on Thursday, September 6, 2007.

Pierce was born in Houston, Texas, on February 20, 1970.

He is survived by: his loving parents, Nancy and Clive Runnells; sister, Helen Runnells DuBois and husband Ray; brother, Clive Runnells III and wife Kathryn; sister, Amy Firestone Goodrich and husband Hart; brother, David Morgan Firestone; brother, Jeffrey Bryan Firestone and wife Heather; brother, Calvin Baxter Garwood III and wife Sally; brother, John Morgan Garwood; sister, Anne Garwood Conner and husband Tom; numerous nieces and nephews, and one great-nephew.

Pierce attended St. John's School in Houston, St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, the University of Texas at Austin, and St. Edward's University. He was a member of Ocean Reef Club, Iron City Fishing Club, and Barton Creek Country Club. Pierce was a loving and generous person, closely involved in charitable and other philanthropic endeavors, including Meals on Wheels, The Gathering Place, Project Transitions, Hope House of Austin, St. Paul's School, St. Edward's University, Zachary Scott Theatre Center, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Austin History Center Association, the ICFC Charitable Gift Fund, and Mission Connect (a project of TIRR Foundation), and he took great pleasure in supporting these efforts personally and through his foundation. He will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him.

The memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2007 in the main sanctuary of The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard, in Houston, with the Reverend Laurens A. Hall officiating. Following the service, all are invited to join the family for a reception in the adjacent Sumners Hall.

In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions in memory of Thomas Pierce Runnells may be directed to the ICFC Charitable Gift Fund c/o the Pittsburgh Foundation, Five PPG Place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5414, The Gathering Place, P.O. Box 35561, Houston, Texas 77235, or to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78705 (512) 452-8811.

Obituary and guestbook online at wcfish.com

Bay City Tribune, Published September 16, 2007
 


Gary Rupert

Gary Rupert, 24, of Rocksprings, Wyo., died there Thursday. He was a Blessing area resident since birth, and had lived in Rocksprings for the past two years. Born Nov. 24, 1952, in El Campo, he was a Methodist. Survivors include his widow, Kathy Rupert, of Rocksprings, Wyo.; father, Norman E. Rupert of Bakersfield, Calif.; son, Brandon James Rupert, living at home; sisters, Cindy Hartley, McKinney, Tex., and Sandra Rupert, Houston; brother, Jimmy Rupert of Houston. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p. m. at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Carl Israel and the Rev. T. E. Connolly officiating. Interment will be at Hawley Cemetery of Blessing. Arrangements under the direction of Palacios Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, September, 1977
 


Carleene Jensen Rush

 

On September 4, 2004, Carleene Jensen Rush, age 58, made her triumphant

 entry into her eternal home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born April 21, 1946 to Carl and Bertha Jensen of Blessing, TX.

 

Carleene was a graduate of Tidehaven High School and Wharton County Junior college. She worked for the Markham Municipal Utility District for twenty-two years. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Markham. Her greatest achievement was her family. She was a wonderful, loving wife of thirty-seven years, the greatest mother to two sons and daughter-in-law and an "awesome" granny to her two grandchildren.

 

She is survived by husband, Carl W. Rush of Markham; two sons, Dean Rush of Markham and Rev. Wade Rush and wife Lisa of Odem, TX; and her greatest joy, two grandchildren, Hayden and Madison Rush of Odem, TX. She is also survived by her mother, Bertha Schutte Jensen of Blessing; two brothers, Curtis Jensen and family of Danevang, Carlton Jensen and family of Sugar Land; and mother-in-law, Louise Rush of Markham. She has 13 nephews and 3 nieces. Her father, Carl O. Jensen and father-in-law, Eugene Rush, Jr. preceded Carleene in death.

 

Carleene will be remembered for her kindness, sense of humor and her love for life. Carleene had a passion for serving the Lord. She gave many hours of service behind the scenes choosing to never be recognized for the endless hours she worked and served. She will be greatly missed by her church family. Though you have walked through those pearly gates, you are with us in spirit and shall remain in our hearts forever.

 

The family will receive friends from 6 PM to 8PM Monday, Sept. 6th at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Services will be held at First Baptist Church, Markham, TX at 10 AM, September 7, 2004 with Dr. Howard Harper officiating. Graveside services will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, TX.

 

Pallbearers will be Kevin McKissick, Kenny McKissick, Carl H. Jensen, Brian Jensen, Louis Rush and Mark Rush. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Support Care, 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo, TX 77437.

 

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

 

The Victoria Advocate, September 5, 2004

 


Dean Travis Rush

 

June 5, 1967 - July 23, 2005

 

Dean Travis Rush, 38, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 23, 2005.

 

He was born on June 5th, 1967, to Carl and Carleene Rush of Markham, Texas.

 

He was a graduate of Tidehaven High School and Wharton County Junior College. He was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church, Markham, Texas.

 

He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, grandson and friend.

 

He is survived by: his father, Carl W. Rush of Markham; step-mom, Pamela Rush; brothers, the Rev. Wade Rush and Captain Jason Wisham (U.S. Army); sisters-in-law, Lisa Rush and Heather Wisham; nieces and nephews include, Hayden, Madison, Kody and Kyra; grandmothers, Bertha Jensen of El Campo, and Louise Rush of Markham. He also is survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Carleene Jensen Rush.

 

Dean will be remembered for his kindness, his giving spirit, his hard work, his positive outlook on life, and his devotion to the bus ministry and children's ministry at First Baptist Church, seeing that the children of Markham had a way to church each Sunday.

 

His life touched many throughout the community. He will be greatly missed and our lives will never be the same without him.

 

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

 

Services will be at First Baptist Church, Markham Texas, at 10 a.m. on July 28, 2005, officiated by Dr. Howard Harper.

 

Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, Texas.

 

Pallbearers will be Grady Quinney, Dennis Rawlings, Kenny McKissick, Kevin McKissick, Robert Daniels, Louis Rush, Carl Jensen, and Brian Jensen.

 

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Markham, Texas.

 

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

 

The Bay City Tribune, July 27, 2005

 



 

Baker Leroy Russell

Graveside services for Baker Leroy Russell, 60, of Markham are scheduled for 4 p. m. on Monday, Aug. 25, 1997 at the Hawley Cemetery Blessing with Rev. Marvin Moore officiating.

Mr. Russell was born March 26, 1937 and passed away Aug. 22, 1997 at this residence. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and a member of the Pentecostal Church.

He is survived by a daughter and a son-in-law, Lin and Cynthia Russell of Markham; a brother, Roddie Russell of Texas; and by three grandchildren, Jayson Roberts of Markham, Christopher Melvin and Justin Melvin both of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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

Daily Tribune, August 24, 1997
 


Gracie Agnes Ruston
Jan. 3, 1919 - Dec. 9, 2009


Gracie Agnes Ruston, 90, of La Porte passed away Wednesday December 9, 2009.

She was born January 3, 1919 in Egan, Louisiana to Denisia and John Campbell.

She is preceded in death by: her husband Hugh Ruston.

Gracie is survived by: her children, Jerri Duncan, Jene Ruston and wife Edna, Wayne Ruston and wife Sarah; grandchildren, Mike Ruston, Lori Waldrop, Marja Elridge and husand J.R., Jeff Chappell and wife Bertie, Joe Chappell and wife Laura, Todd Ruston and wife Leigh; and great grandchildren, Jason Mongiello, Carolyn Rodriguez, Jaqueline Moreno, Jeremy Chappell, Chelsea Chappell, Stephen Ruston, Chase Jackson, Katlyn, Meagan, R.J., Joseph Moreno, Zack, Anais, and Nathan.

A Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Thursday December 10, 2009 at Paul U. Lee La Porte Funeral Home Chapel.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday December 11, 2009 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The family will hold a private graveside service at a later time.

Paul U. Lee-La Porte Funeral Home, 201 South 3rd Street, La Porte, TX 7571; (281) 471-0123 www.paululee.com

Bay City Tribune, Published December 14, 2009               Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Lee "Mule Skinner" Rutherford
(April 17, 1931 - May 15, 2007)

Lee “Mule Skinner” Rutherford, 76, of Brazoria passed away May 15, 2007. He was born April 17, 1931 to Howard and Irene McQueen Rutherford. He was preceded in death by his wife Clara Rutherford and a sister Wanda Green. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law Brenda & Alfred Vargas of Rosenberg, Bunte & Vance Lee, Sr. of El Maton & Cindi & Rodger Eaton of Brazoria; son & daughter-in-law Tracy Lee & Dottie Rutherford of Sweeny; brother Butch Rutherford of Blessing; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Graveside service will be 10:00 AM Thursday, May 17, 2007 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6PM-8PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Eric Vargas, Jr, Vance Lee, Jr., Steven Schroeter, Justin Schroeter, Daniel Estes III & David Rutherford. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

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Roy Edward Rutherford, Sr.     Roselawn Memorial Park


 

 

Paul Edger Ryan
Sept. 9, 1938 – July 8, 2008


After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Paul Edger Ryan passed away in his home on July 8, 2008.

Paul was born in Iraan, Texas on September 9, 1938 to Archie and Luella Ryan. He was married to Ann Gordon on January 28, 1961.

He was proceeded in death by his parents.

He was survived by: wife Ann; daughters, Jennifer Arbuckle and her husband Neil of Bay City, Mary Catherine Auzston and her husband Floyd of Bay City, Hilary Bracher and her husband Jimmy of Houston, and Carrie McGalliard and her husband Alec of Bay City; grandchildren, Courtney Sones and her husband Jason, Brittney Hutto and her husband Paul, Will, Jake, and Grace Bracher, Grant and Chloe McGalliard; and great-grandsons, Jackson and Paul Ryan Sones; brother, Charles Ryan and his wife Barbara, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Paul was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a much loved story teller as well as barber.

A special "Thank You" to his care givers, especially, Dr. George Blumenschein at MD Anderson, Kim Harris his Home Health Care nurse, and from Hospice, Pat Matthes, Cynthia Priestmeyer, Don Story, as well as many others.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to MD Anderson, Houston Hospice of El Campo, or the Bay City Public Library.

Pallbearers are David Reid, Lacey Lowry, Bill Sieben, Kenneth May, Louis Kopnicky, Dick Burford, Tommy Worrell, Robert Matthews, Ted Eiland, Joe Brady, and Cliff Harvey.

Services pending at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City.


Bay City Tribune, Published July 9, 2008

 


Arthur J. Ryman
(October 31, 1930 - February 9, 2007)

Arthur J. Ryman, 76, of Bay City passed away Feb. 9, 2007. He was born Oct. 31, 1930 in Wadsworth, Texas to Arthur David & Mary Unice Anderson Ryman. He served in the US Navy after WWII & the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife Ardine Knapp Ryman of Bay City; sons Willie Strelec & wife Marsha of Bay City & Lee Strelec & wife Landle of Van Vleck; sisters Ruth Spickler of Flint, MI & LaVerne Lamb of Houston; seven grandchildren: Charlotte McKissick, Kristy Bundick, Willie Strelec, Jr., James Dale Strelec, Redonna Huron, Crystal Strelec & Leigh Wiley; twenty great grandchildren: Jessica, Bridget, Brooke, Brittany & Gary “Bubba” Kersh, Vance, Ashley, Tyler, Nick, & Kayla Strelec, Brandon, Bryce & Bradley McKissick, Austin Wells, Kolton & Alana Huron, Hailey Hurta, Alleah, Jaidah & Devin Wiley; niece Ruth Evens, great niece Michelle LaRose and great nephew Brian Evens.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Don Storey officiating. Interment with military honors by VFW Post 2438 will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers include James Strelec, Willie Strelec, Jr., Thomas Bundick, Jerry, Brandon & Bradley McKissick. The family will greet friends & relatives from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangments with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net             Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Charles Natherial Ryman, Jr.
(November 3, 1949 - January 28, 2008)

Charles Natherial Ryman, Jr., 58, passed away Monday, January 28, 2008. He was born November 3, 1949 in Bay City, TX to Charles N. Ryman, Sr. and Priscilla Dean Fletcher Ryman. He was a lifelong resident of Bay City and has resided in Lott, TX for the past six months. He was a retired Tool Pusher from the oil field and a member of the Catholic Church.

He is survived by his sons: Charles N. Ryman, III and Dale Ray Ryman both of Lott, TX; his sisters: Susan Ryman Roselland husband Mark and Carol Ryman Gibson of Friendswood, TX; by his nieces: Priscilla Rosell and Erica Rosell both of Friendswood, TX; and his nephews: Frank Birdwell of South Korea and Ryman Birdwell of Friendswood, TX; and by two grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, February 1, 2008 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, TX with Father Casey Jarzombek officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX.

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Myra V. Ryman
(June 27, 1934 - June 22, 2009)  

Myra V. Ryman, 74, of Wadsworth went to be with the Lord on June 22, 2009 peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.

Myra was born June 27, 1934 to Oscar & Verna Folmar in Strettman, Texas. She was the only girl out of 7 children. She graduated in 1951 at the age of 16. She then graduated Salutatorian of her class from college as an LVN. She worked as a pharmacy technician for 17 years in Bay City.

Myra had been a resident of Wadsworth for 47 years and a faithful member of the Church of Christ in Bay City. She found true love and married John D. Ryman of Wadsworth in 1952, they were married 32 years before he passed.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son Kenneth Ray Ryman; brothers Roy, Oscar & Kenneth Wayne Folmar and great grandchild Wade Alan Baker. Myra is survived by daughters Sharon Rather & husband Eddie of Wadsworth & Lisa Sullivan & husband Pat of Friendswood.; son Douglas Ryman & wife Susan of Wadsworth; brothers Dan, Jimmy and Jerald Folmar; grandchildren Douglas Ryman, Jr., Marty Van Dyke, Crystal Baker, Jim Bob Van Dyke, Kenneth Ryman, Jr. and Clint & Tyler Sullivan; great grandchildren Ashlynn, Lauren & John Douglas Ryman, Hunter & Nicole Ryman, Brett Baker, Brock Van Dyke; step-grandchildren Alex & Reaghan and her name sake, great niece Myra Ryman of California.

A visitation will be held 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Thursday, June 25, 2009 at the Nichols Street Church of Christ with Bro. Larry McComber officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Doug Ryman, Jr., Marty Van Dyke, Jim Bob Van Dyke, Kenneth Ryman, Jr., Bryan Baker, Crystal Baker, Aaron Street, Clint Sullivan & Tyler Sullivan.

In lieu of usual remembrances, memorials may be made to Nichols Street Church of Christ Harvest House. Myra will be missed by all those her knew and loved her.

Bay City Tribune, June 24, 2009      Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Sarah Ann Ryman
(November 16, 1922 - April 15, 2006)

SARAH ANN "BOBBIE" RYMAN

Sarah “Bobbie” Ryman, 83 of Bay City, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2006. She was born November 16, 1922 in New Camp, KY to William H. & Ruth Rohrbough Rector. She was a resident of Bay City for the past 60 years, a member of the First United Methodist Church, and was retired from the Bay City ISD as a Cafeteria Manager.

She is survived by daughters: Elizabeth Ann Sellers & husband Butch of Victoria and Virginia R. Kreiger & husband Mark of Austin; by her sons: William E. Ryman of Bay City and Gary L. Ryman & wife Karen of Hungerford; by her brother: William H. Rector of Omaha, NB; her step-brother: Joe H. Jester of Wayzata, MN; and by her grandchildren: Tracy L. Sellers of Spearman, Keith Wayne Sellers , his wife Shelley and son Dasen of Amarillo, Jennifer L. Garcia, her husband Tony and children Christalyn & T.J. of Georgetown, Julie K. Wenning & husband Craig of Dallas, and Lisa M. Ryman of Hungerford. She was preceded in death by her husband: Robert E. Ryman; her parents: William H. and Ruth Rector; her brother: John Edward Rector; and one grandson: Brian J. Kreiger.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church in Bay City with Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net                         Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 

 

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