Matagorda County Obituaries
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Christopher Joseph Radley
(September 1, 1983 - January 2, 2012)
 

Christopher Joseph Radley, 28, of Bay City passed away January 2, 2012. He was born September 1, 1983 in Rifle, Colorado to Charles Everett Radley, Jr. and Maria Feliciana Lozada Ruiz Radley. He was an avid tennis player, swimmer and gamer. He loved visiting with friends and traveling. He proudly served in the US Navy from 2002 until 2006 where he was an Expert Rifleman. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

He is survived by his parents: Charles and Maria Radley; 2 sisters: Jeri Patterson and Frith Foutenot both of Denham Springs, Louisiana; 2 brothers: Donnie Radley of Pearland and Evan Radley of Bay City; grandparents: Bob & Connie Cheline; step-grandmother: Sue Radley; and several nieces and nephews. Christopher was preceded in death by his grandfather: Charles Radley Sr.

A rosary was recited at 6:30 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Mass will be 2:00 PM Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers were: Evan Radley, Matt Brown, Viral Bhakta, Ritesh Bhakta, Juan Morales, and Richard Houston. Honorary pallbearers were: Patrick Bustamante, Justin Black, and Victor Morales.

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Faith Alese Ragland of Killeen, Texas passed away on September 26, 2000. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2000. Graveside Service in Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City with the Rev. Carrie Edison officiating.

Faith was the infant daughter of Kevin L. and Valerie Ragland. She was born in Ft. Hood, Texas and passed away at a local hospital. She is survived by her parents, maternal grandparents, Sam and Tessie Brown of Bay City; paternal grandparents, Janice Williams of Baltimore, MD, and Ronald Ragland of Philadelphia, PA, and great-grandmother Josephine Young of Bay City.

Funeral director Thomas G. Roberts is in charge of the arrangements. A00011A2000OT06

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, October 6, 2000
 

Lauren Ashley Ragland, female infant, of Killeen, Texas died June 13, 2001 in Temple, Texas. She was born June 13, 2001.

Funeral service will be Saturday, June 23, 2001 with the Rev. Carrie Edison officiating. Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Survivors include: parents, Kevin and Valerie Ragland of Killeen, Texas; grandparents, Sam and Tessie Brown of Bay City; Janice Williams of Baltimore, Maryland; Ronald Ragland of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; great grandparents, Josephine Young of Bay City. A00011A2001JN17

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Sunday, June 17, 2001
 



 

David R. Rainwater

Roselawn Memorial Park

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George W. Rainwater

Katherene Rainwater

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Camilo Ramirez

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Oralia Ramirez

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Guadalupe Garza Ramos, 83, of Wadsworth [Matagorda County, Texas], passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2002 in Bay City. She was born July 20, 1919 in Boling, TX to Mike and Delores Garza Ramos. She was a resident of Wadsworth since 1950 and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Wadsworth and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Bay City.

She is survived by her brother: Manuel Ramos of Bay City; by her nieces: Lala, Chona, Mona, Susie, Regina, Sylvia, America, Conception, Barbara, Delores, Lupe, Mary Jane, Margaret, Oralia "Cookie" and Virginia; and by her nephews: Soni, Manuel, Levi, Grabel, Stacey, Gerald, and Oscar Ramos and Greg Palmisano. She was preceded in death by her parents and by numerous sisters and brothers.

The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Friday, December 6, 2002 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 7, 2002 with Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will be at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

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

The Victoria Advocate, December 6, 2002
 


Lupe Ramos
(April 5, 1930 - November 29, 2011)

Lupe Ramos passed away November 29, 2011. She was born April 5, 1930 in Goliad, Texas to the late Jose Mireles & Lucas Sanchez Mireles. She was a loving wife, mother & grandmother with a deep faith in God.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years D. L. Ramos; daughters Herminia Rodriguez & husband Joe, Margaret Ramos, Mary Ramos & Elizaberth LaViola & husband Jeff; sons Joe Ramos & wife Lety, George Ramos & wife Josie, James Ramos & wife Genevieve; sisters Luisa Huerta & husband Luis & Irene Estraca; brothers Loreto Mireles & Ray Mireles & wife Susie; grandchildren Joe, Adrian, Cynthia, Veronica, Antonio, Angela, John, Mary, Stephanie, Michael, Joseph, Maci, Laura & Deigo; great grandchildren Candice, Crystal, Adrian, Jr., Julian, Victoria, William, Kimberly, Emilee, Jacob, Cole, Noah, Logan, Daniel, Avian and great-great grandchild Joshua.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Friday, December 2, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A mass will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, December 3, 2011 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers will be Joe L. Rodriguez, Jr., Adrian Rodriguez, Sr., Antonio Rodriguez, John LaViola, James Michael Ramos, Joseph Ramos, Jonathan Schnieder & Jose Longoria.

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Maria Rangel Ramos
(July 26, 1920 - August 5, 2011)
 

Maria Rangel Ramos, 91, formerly of Bay City passed away August 5, 2011. She was born July 26, 1920 in Ennis, Texas.

Survivors include daughters Nicole Valdez of Bay City and Lydia Castaneda of Markham; son Manuel Valdez of Bay City; 17 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be 2:00 PM Monday, August 8, 2011 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Angel Ramirez, Manuel Ramirez, Jimmy Ramirez, Albert Johnson, Jr., Jorge Medina and Jesse Smith III.

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Reynaldo Ramos, 77, of Wadsworth, Texas died Nov. 12, 2002 at Kindred Hospital in Pasadena.

He was born Sept. 27, 1925 in Victoria to the late Miguel and Delores Garza Ramos.

Mr. Ramos was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wadsworth and was a resident of Wadsworth since 1950.

Survivors include: wife, Matilde Medina Ramos of Wadsworth; daughter and son-in-law: Christina and Raleigh Frank Ryman of Wadsworth; son, Rey Ramos of Wadsworth; sister, Guadalupe Ramos of Bay City; brother, Manuel Ramos of Bay City; and two granddaughters, Mattie Katherine and Lara Lee Ryman of Wadsworth.

A Rosary service was held 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The funeral mass was 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Jerry Cernock officiating.

Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Daniel Torres, Oscar Ramos, Stacy Ramos, Louis Medina Jr. and Rudy Tejeda.

Honorary Pallbearers were Frank Ryman , Alfred Medina, Daniel Medina, Joseph (Joey) Medina and Micheal Martin.

Arrangement were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002NV17

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, November 17, 2002
 

A Memorial Mass for John Kenneth 'Ken' Rampmeier, 78, of High Point, North Carolina, was held April 7, 2011 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in High Point.

Mr. Rampmeier was born Jan. 23, 1933 in the Deutschburg Community near Palacios, Tx. to the late Alvin and Rubye Rampmeier. He died April 4, 2011 at the High Point Hospice Home after a brave battle with cancer.

The first in his family to go to college, Ken earned his degree at Texas A&I-Kingsville, followed by service in the U.S. Army. He was then employed for 29 years by Union Carbide, first at Seadrift where he met his wife of 46 years, Carolyn Tasin Rampmeier. His career then took him to Texas City, West Virginia and Connecticut, before retiring to High Point where his love of golf led him to work at the local golf course for many years.

Ken was a loving husband, father and Paw Paw.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn; brother Al of Bryan, Tx.; sisters, Norma and Janice of Palacios; son Keith of San Diego, CA; daughter Cara Dudley and husband David of Charlotte, NC, and grandchildren Christopher, Victoria, Kathryn and Matthew John Dudley.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church-Building Fund, 4145 Johnson St., High Point NC 27265 and the Hospice Home at High Point, 1801 Westchester Dr, High Point NC 27262.

Online condolences may be made at www.sechrestfunerals.com.

Palacios Beacon, April, 2011
 

BAY CITY - Romana P. Rangel, 72, of Bay City, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003.

She was born Feb. 29, 1930, in Bay City, to the late Jesus and Petra Vega Perez. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors: husband, Louis Rangel; daughter, Theresa Rangel of Bay City; sons, Louis J. Rangel of Lake Jackson and Roberto W. Rangel and David Rangel, both of Bay City; sister, Mary Soria of Angleton; brothers, Frank Perez and Florenco Perez, both of Angleton; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, the Rev. Jerry Cernoch officiating.

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

The Victoria Advocate, February 4, 2003
 

Martha Dowdell Ratliff, 80, of Cedar Lane, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2005, at her residence following a long illness.

She was born on January 2, 1925 in Memphis, Tennessee, to parents David and Cornelia Jett Dowdell.

She graduated from Mississippi State College for Women in 1946 and worked in the Bay City area as a real estate agent for many years.

She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Van Vleck, a member of the Bay City Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Realtors, the Literacy Council, the Matagorda County Museum, the 100 Club, and the Matagorda County Democratic Party.

She also did volunteer service at Bay Villa Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Ratliff, and her son and daughter-in-law, George Jr. and Elizabeth Ratliff.

She is survived by: a son and daughter-in-law, David and Linda Ratliff of the Woodlands; a son, Dr. Thomas Ratliff of Memphis, Tennessee; daughter, Connie Ratliff of Cedar Lane; a sister and her husband, Jane and Malcolm Montgomery of Port Gibson, Mississippi; also by her grandchildren, Don True, Tara Ratliff, Margaret Ratliff and Martha Ratliff.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, January 10, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church in Van Vleck, with the Rev. Linda Maxey officiating.

Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers will be Oby Easly, Sonny Harpole, George Bentenck, Jerome Begnaud, Jimmy McDonald and Jeffrey McDonald.

The family would like to thank Houston Hospice of El Campo and especially Jackie Hooper, as well as other caregivers, Beverly Smith, Michele McDonald, Christie McDonald, David Green and Pearl Edison.

Please make contributions to the First United Methodist Church of Van Vleck.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, January 9, 2005
 

BAY CITY - Jeannine Rawlings, 80, of Bay City, formerly of Port Lavaca, passed away May 12, 2011. She was born Jan. 5, 1931, in Buda, to the late Jesse and Jessie Doherty Galbreath. Jeannine was a member of First Baptist Church in Bay City, Alamo Heights Baptist Church in Port Lavaca, and was a retired floral store owner.

She is survived by her daughters, Danne Russell and husband Calvin of Bay City, Bunny Smith and husband William of Alvin; sons, Dennis Rawlings and wife Elaine of El Campo, and Mark Rawlings and wife Rita of Austin; sisters, Peggy Lemon of Kalamazoo, Mich., Dimples Hargraves of San Angelo, and Joann Burk of Conroe; brother, Corky Galbreath of San Marcos; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Jeannine was preceded in death by her husband, Billie "Bill" Rawlings in 2007, and her son, Billy James Rawlings in 2009.

A time of visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at the Richardson Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 16, 2011, at the Alamo Heights Baptist Church in Port Lavaca with the Rev. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Thompson, Ethan Warden, Derek Rawlings, Patrick Richardson, and Mike Hall.

Honorary pallbearers will be Clay Rawlings and Michael Hall.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alamo Heights Baptist Church at 110 Trinity Shores Dr., Port Lavaca, Texas 77979.

Words of comfort may be shared at richardsoncolonial.com.

Published in Victoria Advocate on May 15, 2011

Connie Lee Redinger

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Lewis Redwine

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Pearl M. Redwine

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Danny “Joe” Reed, 59, of Bay City (Selkirk Community), died April 24, 2003 at his residence. He was born August 13, 1943 in Jetmore, Kansas to the late Morris E. and Elmerta M. Yeager Reed. Joe was a resident of Selkirk the past 8 years and was a member of the Methodist Church. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and then worked in the Nuclear Power Plant Industry for 32 years, the last 7 with the Washington Group at the South Texas Project near Wadsworth.

Survivors include: wife, Judy Manion Reed of Selkirk; sons, Michael J. Reed of Edna, Texas, Mark E. Reed and wife Shana of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Danny W. Reed of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; sisters, Betty Nilhas of Dodge City, Kansas and Alice Price of Fayettville, Arkansas; and two grandchildren, Cody Reed and Richelle Corbin both of Grand Junction, Colorado.

Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Chaplain Don Story from Hospice Houston officiating.

Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tim Valleley, Bill Howeth, Terry and Larry Robinson, Don Henry, and James Kamenski. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Hogan, Lee Wayne Karl and Jim Kamphefner. A special thanks to Hospice Support, Inc. especially Amy, Jackie and Grace for all their support and love during this trying time.

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

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014D2003AR27

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, April 27, 2003
 



 
James Thomas "J. T." Reed

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Nola Reed

Feb. 20, 1922 - Oct. 22, 2005

Nola Reed, 83, of Markham, Texas, passed away on October 22, 2005, at the Legacy.

She was born February 20, 1922, in Fayetteville, Texas, to the late Louis and Minna Marburger Menking.

Mrs. Reed was a 50-year-plus resident of Markham.

She was a very active member of the First Baptist Church of Markham and taught Sunday School for many years.

Mrs. Reed was a loving wife and mother and was always providing love, support and care to others.

Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Lana and Joe Ramsey of Markham; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Wendell and Lisa Reed and Randall Reed, all of Markham, Texas; sister, Orenell Reed of Edna, Texas; grandchildren, Rachel Rush and husband Louis of Palacios, Lisa Sexton and husband Kenny of Markham, Kelly Sanders and husband Doug of Brenham, Texas, and Lauren Reed and Chelsea Reed, both of Orlando, Florida; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Joshua and Hannah Rush and Tanner and Taylor Sexton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Gus Reed.

Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2005, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Joe E. Ramsey and the Rev. Louis Wayne Rush officiating.

Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Charles Unger, Ray Fitzgerald, Clyde Davis, Gary Davis, C.W. Rush and Jerry Lundquist.

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

Bay City Tribune, October 26, 2005
 

Ruby Elizabeth Reed, 96 of Bay City died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000. She was born September 24, 1904 in Miguel, Texas to the late John W. and Mary Cross Starr.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was married 69 years and was a member of the Golden Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy and Charlie Walker of Bay City, Nita Davis of Bay City; son, Joe and Almarie Reed of Bay City; 12 grandchildren, Alan Troutman of Houston, Donna and Larry Walkins of Wallis, Texas, Clyde and Alberta Davis of Bay City, Gary and Alice Davis also of Bay City, Stephen Ray Davis of San Antonio, Russell and Margaret Reed of Austin, Quentin Reed of Houston, Ginger Reed of College Station, Sherri and Charles Unger of Edna, Wendell and Lisa Reed of Markham, Randall Reed of Markham, Lara and Joe Ramsey of Markham; 18 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, Edgar Gus Reed; sons, Floyd Reed, and Lloyd Reed; and grandson Todd Unger.

Services were held at 10 a.m. monday at the Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Sassman of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. at the service beautiful music was sung by Kenneth and Phyllis Walker of West Columbia. Burial followed at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers included David Davis, Wayne Davis, Robert Davis, Charles Unger, Wendell Reed, and Alan Troutman.

Taylor Bros was in charge of the arrangements. A00011A2000DC01

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, December 1, 2000
 

BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] - Dorothy Lee Reese, 75, of Bay City, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005.

She was born Aug. 19, 1929, in Hughes Springs, to the late Willie Dennis and Exar Idiah Shaddix Floyd. She was a member of the Matthews St. Church of Christ.

Survivors: daughters, Cynthia Trousdale of Dickinson, Teresa Mitchell of Bay City, and Charlotte Reese of Van Vleck; sons, James Reese of Waco and Dennis Wayne Reese of Bay City; sisters, Delta Hamilton of Linden and Anita Smith of Garland; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Tony Reese; and brother, Doyle Floyd.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cedarvale Cemetery, Michael Gibson officiating. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, Tuesday, February 15th, 2005
 


Shirley Jean Reese, 78, of Bay City passed away Monday, December 2, 2002 at the Legacy Nursing Center in Bay City. She was born on August 13, 1924 in Salisbury, Missouri to parents George Gilbert and Lillian Folkes Steinebach.

She was a devoted housewife and mother and a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church in Bay City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Vance Eugene, and two sisters, Clara Grantham and Helen McEntire

She is survived by: sons and daughters-in-law, Don E. and Sherrie Reese of Onalaska, Texas and Ronnie N. and Bonnie Reese of Houston, a daughter, Darla Kay Vinson of Bay City, and a sister, Pauline Grantham; five grandchildren; and eight
great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Chester Sassman officiating.

Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Visitation was Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel.

Pallbearers will be T.J. Middleton, Jonnie J. Kovar, Jr., Owen Middleton, George A. Grantham, Norman W. Reese and Kenneth W. Grantham.

The family would like to thank the workers of the Legacy and Houston Hospice, El Campo unit for their help and support.

The family asks that memorials be made to Calvary Baptist Church of Bay City.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home. A00014B2002DC04

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, November 4, 2002
 

Gifford L. Reiman
1895 - 1971

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Velva L. Reiman
1899 - 1991


 

Opal Odell Reinke, 94, passed away December 9, 2004 in Bay City, Texas.

She was born March 18, 1910, in Lexington, Texas to the late A.P. and Jenny Frank Pierce Williams.

She was married in 1934 to the late John Dudley Reinke and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, neighbor and friend.

She was a life-long resident of Bay City and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, John D. Reinke, Jr. and wife Kay of New Braunfels, Texas, Claude W. Reinke and wife Rhonda of Fallbrook, California, and Darby N. Reinke and wife Barbara of Denton, Texas; brother, F.J. Williams of Bay City; sister, Ila Holloway of Kerrville, Texas; 12 grandchildren, J.D. Reinke, III, Katrina Marbach, Gretchen Deatherage, Heidi Easley, Kathy Broding, Kari Gomez, Kelli Reinke, Kati Reinke, Christopher Reinke, Erin Zizak, Christian Reinke, and Jonathan Reinke; three grandchildren by marriage, Julie Ivey, Jason Shadle and Craig Shadle; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Mrs. Reinke was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Reinke, parents, four sisters, five brothers and a daughter-in-law, Abby Reinke.

The family would like to thank Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Magee, Mrs. Stanley, Mrs. Harvel, Mrs. Stone and other Pink Ladies who give such special care to the residents of the Legacy.

Thanks also to Dr. Griffith who tended to mom’s medical needs for so many years, and to Dr. Sacco, staff of the legacy, and Hospice personnel who provided such good care during her final years.

Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday December 11, 2004 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, with the Rev. Chester Sassman officiating.

Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mrs. Reinke’s sons and grandsons.

Memorials can be made to Houston Hospice, 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo, Texas 77437, or The Pink Ladies Auxiliary,1115 Ave. G, Bay City, Texas 77414.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, December 12, 2004
 



 
Roy E. Rice

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Faye Cunningham

Thomas A. Rice

Irene V. Rice

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Faye Cunningham



 


Waylon Lee Rice
June 14, 1922 – March 25, 2011

Waylon Lee Rice, 88, of Bay City, passed away on March 25, 2011, at Santa Maria, California.

He was born June 14, 1922, in Bay City, Texas, to W.L. Rice and Bertha Rice.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maybelle Rice, and son, Lex Rice.

He is survived by: son, Kim Rice and wife Debbie; two grandchildren; sister, Avon Mooney; also close friend, Betty Sanders.

Waylon was in WWII and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

He was in the United States Air Force.

Bay City Tribune, Sunday, March 27, 2011
 

Funeral services for Mary Margaret Richard, 80, of Point Comfort, Tx., were held Feb. 22, 2011 at Six Mile Assembly of God with the Rev. Johnny Kisiah officiating. Interment was at Leakey Cemetery in Leakey, Tx.

Mrs. Richard was born on Feb. 27, 1930 in Coolidge, Ariz. She went to be with her Lord on Feb. 18, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence C. and Ella Lee Kelly; husband Thomas Stanton Richard; and son Michael Stanley Richard.

She is survived by her son, Robert Victor Richard; sisters Betty Burch of Zavalla and Nancy Myers of Palacios, Tx.; brothers Lawrence C. Kelly, Roy Kelly, and Donald Kelly of Palacios; and grandsons Robert and Michael Richard of Portland, Oregon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence C. and Ella Lee Kelly; husband Thomas Stanton Richard; and son Michael Stanley Richard.

Palacios Beacon, February, 2011
 


Alvin Travis "Bugger" Richardson
 

BAY CITY - Alvin Travis "Bugger" Richardson, 79, of Bay City, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 23, 1932 in Midfield to the late Samuel and Emmie Martin Richardson.

He attended schools in Midfield, Blessing, and he was in the first graduating class of Tidehaven High School of 1950. Shortly after high school, he worked as an apprentice to a mortician. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. His big love was the oilfield. He retired from Sun Oil Company with 37 years of service. He continued employment as a Drilling Consultant with other exploration and production companies. For the past two years he has owned and operated a salt water disposal in Midfield.

He is a member of the Midfield Community Church and was president of the Midfield Cemetery Association. He was a life member of the VFW in Bay City. He was gifted with musical talent and he sang in the church choir and also played a Dobro in a local band that performed for Nursing Homes and AARP.

He is survived by wife Ruby Hahn Richardson of Bay City; daughters Cindy Coz and husband Andy of Pearland, Paula Richardson of Bellville, Jill Cornelius of Bay City; granddaughters, Sarah de Ganna and husband Josh of Seabrook, Kathryn Cornelius of San Antonio, Annie Cornelius of Bay City; great grandsons Brayden and Jacob deGanna of Seabrook; brother Alton Richardson of Bay City, sister Edith Hurta of Bay City, and many nieces and nephews and extended family members and friends and his faithful dog Millie.

He is preceded in death by his parents, infant son, sisters Violet Talafuse, Betty Mott, brothers Lolar Lee and William "Bill" Richardson.

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 3 PM to 6 PM at Triska Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 11 AM at the Midfield Community Church with Rev. Clyde Grier and Pastor Tom Morgan officiating. Interment will follow at the Midfield Cemetery with Military Honors.

Pallbearers will be Al Barrera, Bill Cornelius, Bill Hazzard, Bruce Kay, Bruce Hurta, Ron Anglemyer, and C.V. McKelvy.

Memorial donations may be made to Midfield Cemetery Association and Midfield Community Church.

Online condolences for the family may be left at triskafuneralhome.com.
Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681.

Published in Victoria Advocate on January 21, 2012
 


Evelyn Annie Richardson
 

MIDFIELD - Evelyn Annie Richardson, 79, of Midfield, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on Sept. 20, 2011. She was born on March 13, 1932 in Midfield, to the late John J. and Millie Biskup Kretschmar.

She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Nemec and husband Mike of El Campo, Donna Garcia and husband Jesse of Houston, Sandra Griffin and husband Larry of Hunt; sons, Lolar Lee Richardson Jr. of Sugar Land, Michael Richardson and wife Marilyn of Midfield; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lolar Lee Richardson; brothers: infant brother, Robert Lee Kretschmar, and Eugene Kretschmar; and sisters, Tillie Wratislaw and Mary Schurtz.

Visitation will begin on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Triska Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be on Friday at 10 a.m. at Midfield Community Church with Rev. Clyde Grier officiating. Interment will follow at Midfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Garcia, Michael Nemec Jr., Brandon Richardson, Jody Roe, Tony Gonzalez, and Austin Gonzalez.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association or Midfield Cemetery Association.

Triska Funeral Home, 612 Merchant St., El Campo, TX 77437, 979-543-3681.

 Published in Victoria Advocate on September 22, 2011
 



 

Amado Rico

Roselawn Memorial Park

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John J. Rico

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Magdaleno J. Rico III

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Jack V. Riggs

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Donal M. Rimmer

Minnie C. Rimmer

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Faye Cunningham
 


Roberta Kay Anthis Ripke
(August 3, 1945 - January 25, 2012)
 

Roberta Kay Anthis Ripke Roberta was born on August 3, 1945 in Temple, Texas to Joseph Horton Anthis Jr. and Mable "Bobbie" Hansen Anthis. She passed on January 25, 2012 at the age of 66 at her home in Palacios, Texas after a lengthy and courageous battle with lung cancer.

Roberta is survived by her son Richard "Ricky" Ripke and wife Sharlynn of Seguin, Texas, daughters Kimberly W. Ripke Garcia and husband Lawrence of Palacios, Texas, and Felicia D. Ripke Jackson and husband Michael of New Braunfels, Texas. Grandchildren Leah and Trevor Ripke, Kristen, Alyssa, Sydney, and Lawrence Aidan Garcia, and three great grandchildren. Also brothers Roger Smith, Jodie Anthis, and Leon Anthis, her brother and sister-in-law Phillip Ripke and Mary Louise Fernandez of Palacios, Texas, numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence "Brother" Ripke Jr. and infant son Shannon D. Ripke.

Roberta was the Executive Director of Palacios Area Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas for the last 25 years. She recently retired on December 31, 2011.

Visitation will be provided by Palacios Funeral Home on Friday from 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Palacios, Saturday at 2 pm followed by graveside services at Palacios Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Palacios Area Fund, 457 Commerce, Palacios, Texas 77465 or Palacios Community Medical Center, 311 Green, Palacios, Texas 77465.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Manuel Orozco Rivera, Jr., 52, of Markham, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2001. He was born July 22, 1948 in Vincent, Texas to Manuel O. Rivera, Sr. and Jesusa Orozco. Formerly of Bay City, he was a resident of Markham for the past three years and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Bay City. He was a retired construction laborer from Phillips Petroleum Company.

He is survived by: his wife, Lydia Castandda of Markham; parents, Manuel Rivera, Sr. and Jesusa Rivera of Bay City; daughters, Emma Gonzales of Bay City; Irene Garcia, of Bay City, Jeannette Marroquin of Markham, Ruby Huerta of Bay City, Mary Ann Medina of Markham, Cindy Castaneda of Markham, and Debora Todd of Alvin; and by his sons, Daniel Rivera of Bay City, David Castaneda of Bay City, Enas Castaneda of Markham, Joe Castaneda of Wadsworth, Richard Castaneda of Markham, and John Castaneda of Lake Jackson; sisters, Beatrice Garay of Bay City and Eva Garay of Texas City; brother Rudy Orozco of Cuero; and by 34 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Thursday, May 31, 2001 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2001 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Boren officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001MY31

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, May 31, 2001
 

CUERO - George Thomas Ritter, 55, of Cuero, passed away Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. He was born Sept. 28, 1955 in Matagorda to the late Harley Max Ritter and Ethal Lucille Robbins Ritter. He was a diesel mechanic and a welder. He graduated from Victoria High School in 1974 and served in the U.S. Navy from February 1981 to April 1985.

He is survived by his sister, Bessie Neil Ritter-Souris of Westhoff; brother, James Paul Ritter of Houston; niece, Victoria Elizabeth Souris of Victoria; nephews, Garrett Samual Sauris of Cuero and Henry Gregory Chennault Jr. of Victoria; and great-niece, Leah Rayne Chennault of Cuero.

He was preceded in death by his parents; paternal grandparents, Forrest Freman Ritter and Nettie Ann Beach-Ritter; and maternal grandparents, George Thomas Robbins and Georga Bell Patman-Robbins.

Services will be held at a later date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

You may sign the guest book or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com.

Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343.

Published in Victoria Advocate on February 23, 2011
 

Lucille Roberts, 84, of Bay City died Nov. 3, 2002 at her residence.

She was born Aug. 6, 1918 in Bay City to the late Thomas and Mildred Walker Carr.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a lifelong resident of Bay City.

Mrs. Roberts taught Sunday School at First Baptist Church for 14 years and at First Baptist Church in Wharton for seven years.

Mrs. Roberts was a member of the Bay City Garden Club, Bay City Book Review Club, and Women’s Golf Association.

She loved to water ski, snow ski, and fish.

She also was an avid tennis player.

Mrs. Roberts was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Survivors include: husband, Cecil Roberts of Bay City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred and Ron Coker of Galveston, and Jean and Charles Cadenhead of Spring, Texas; five grandchildren, Gregg Coker and wife Brinda of Bellville, Donna Tarbox and husband John of Austin, Steve Cadenhead and wife Sampong of Mexico City, Sean O’Neal Miller and Jeff O’Neal Miller; and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son: Willard Lloyd O’Neal; sister, Mary Frank Burnell; brother, Toney Carr; and grandson, Mike O’Neal Miller.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. W. D. Baker officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ron and Gregg Coker, Charles and Steve Cadenhead, John Tarbox, Lee Carroll, James Craft, and Wayne Michael.

Memorials may be made to the Bay City Public Library, 1100 7th St. Bay City, TX 77414.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002NV06

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, November 6, 2002
 


John Robertson, Jr.

John Robertson, Jr. passed away Aug. 28, 2011, at Warm Springs Specialty Hospital, in Victoria, Tx. after a recent medical emergency event. He had been chronically ill for many months.

John was a resident of Palacios for the past few years after retiring, and lived in Houston prior to moving. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Arsenal Technical High School. He worked 40 years, doing lead maintenance in apartment complexes, and was well known in that industry.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his daughter, Rebecca Salinas (Roque), and granddaughter, Caitlin Elizabeth Salinas. Other survivors include, daughter, Crickett Robertson, and granddaughter, Shelby Caulk.

He was predeceased by his parents, John Sr. (Bud) and Evelyn Fosgate Robertson, and brother, Stephen K.

John was a kind, friendly person. He knew how to do almost anything, and helped his family restore and renovate the homes they now live in, in Palacios. He loved to fish and play darts. He will be missed.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date, and will be posted on Taylor Bros. Funeral Home website.

Palacios Beacon, August 31, 2011
 


Andrew Robinson
 

SAN ANTONIO - Memorial services for Andrew Robinson, of San Antonio, will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Willie Myles officiating at Tyree AME Baptist Church. Burial will follow immediately after services at Eastview Cemetery, Bay City.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Green's Mortuary, 979-245-3489. Condolences may be sent to greensmortuary@sbcglobal.net.

Published in Victoria Advocate on November 10, 2011

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Juanita Robinson will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 6, 2011, at Tyree Chapel, with Rev. Willie Myles, officiating. Burial will follow immediately after services at Eastview Cemetery.

There will be viewing at the church from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011. There will be no viewing afterward.

Final arrangements entrusted to Green's Mortuary, 2702 Ave C, Bay City, 979-245-3489.

Published in Victoria Advocate on June 3, 2011

Ouida R. Robinson, 70, of South Houston, died April 22, 2004, at the Memorial Hermann South East Hospital in Houston.

She was born December 6, 1933 in Houston, Texas, to the late Joel Edmond and Beulah Mae Fondon Benham.

Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Baptist Church and a resident of South Houston since 1974. She was a former resident of Bay City.

Survivors include: her husband, Vernon Robinson of South Houston; sons, Gaylon Percy Ladewig and Calvin Wayne Ladewig, both of Angleton, Melvin Duane Ladewig of Brazoria, Dwayne Dean Pavelka of Austin, and Aaron Edward Pavelka of Houston; sister, Linda Wakefield of Fort Lupton, Colorado; brothers, Samuel Watkins of Groesbeck, Texas, and Jimmy Whitley of North Carolina; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 26, 2004, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, April 25, 2004
 


Alberto R. Rodriguez
(July 30, 1939 - August 28, 2011)

Alberto R. Rodriguez, Sr., 72, of Bay City passed away August 28, 2011. He was born July 30, 1939 in Brownsville, TX to the late Ancencion & Celia Ramirez Rodriguez.

His wife Gloria Ruiz Rodriguez & sister Delia Pesina preceded him in death. Survivors include daughter Griselda Reyes & husband Frankie of Alvin; sons Alberto Rodriguez, Jr. & wife Julie Ann of Lake Jackson & Roberto Rodriguez & wife Reyna of Freeport; sisters Rebecca & Gaspar Garcia, Tina Martinez, Rosa Guarjardo, Oralia & Ramiro Garza, Amelia & Tony Saucello, Elena & Juan Bermudez, Esther & Richard Jiminez, Aurora & Juan Rojas & Esmeralda & Raymond Garcia; brothers Raul & Graciela Rodriguez, Eliseo & Angela Rodriguez, Ramon & Juanita Rodriguez & Ruben & Delia Rodriguez; grandchildren Christina Reyes, Krystal Bertrand, Albert Rodriguez III, Ashley Hong, Erasmo Paul Reyes, Ciara Rodriguez, Selena Rodriguez, Sarah Lynn Reyes, Erika Gomez, Elida Rodriguez, Evily Rodriguez & Nicolas Gomez and great grandchildren Bianca, Micah, D’Angelo, Rheya, Gamaliel, Jr., Camryn, Adrian, Kya & Allissa.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Alberto Rodriguez, Jr., Roberto Rodriguez, Billie Pena, Roland Ruiz, Alejandro Estrada & Ramon Rodriguez.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Bertha Rodriguez

Nov. 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 and San Juana Rodriguez in Cuero. Mrs. Rodriguez was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

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

Preceded in death by her husband, Santos Garza and son, Ruben Rodriguez.

A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the 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.

Bay City Tribune, Published June 11, 2006
 

Charlie S. Rodriguez

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 

Diana Charles Rodriguez, 43, of Bay City, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2001 in Houston, Texas. She was born September 23, 1957 in Bay City to Louis Charles and Enedina Jimenez. She was a life-long resident of Bay City.

She is survived by: her husband, Angel Rodriguez of Bay City; mother, Enedina "Annie" Charles of Bay City; sons, Porfirio Rodriguez, Luis Angel Rodriguez, Joe Angel Rodriguez, and Steven Angel Rodriguez, all of Bay City; sisters, Virginia Jiminez, Eva Garza, Anna Charles, Gloria Vasquez and Irma Villarreal, all of Bay City; brothers, Arturo Charles, Joe Charles, David Charles, Arnold Charles, Eddie Charles, and Louis Charles, Jr. all of Bay City. She was preceded in death by her father, Louis Charles, Sr., a sister, Yolanda Charles, and her brothers, Steven Charles, Gilbert Charles, and Richard Charles.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Saul Garcia officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City. Pallbearers will be Santos Garza, Ernest Rodriguez, Jr., Randy Charles, Dustin Rodriguez, Gilbert Charles, Jessie V. Villareal, Christopher Alvarado, and Arthur Villarreal. Honorary pallbearers will be Porfirio Rodriguez, Joe A. Rodriguez, Luis A. Rodriguez and Steven A. Rodriguez.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001MR13

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, March 13, 2001
 


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Daniel Rodriguez

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Elda Anguiano Rodriguez

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 

Fidel V. Rodriguez, Jr., 45, of Bay City, died February 9, 2005, at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

He was born March 23, 1959, in Austin, Texas, to the late Fidel Sr. and Margaret Villareal Rodriguez.

He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and a resident of Bay City the past 25 years.

Survivors include: wife, Gloria Davila Rodriguez of Bay City; daughters, Mary Cadena, Francisca Rodriguez and Felicia Rodriguez, all of Bay City, and Jessica Rodriguez of Austin; sons, Fidel Rodriguez, III and Jacob Rodriguez, both of Austin, and Cumesindo Rodriguez of Bay City; grandmother, Sonora Villareal of Bay City; sisters, Margaret Mendez and Alice Carmona, both of Luling, Rosemary Rodriguez, Judy Rodriguez, Connie Rios, Aurora Martinez, Yolonda Rodriguez, Nora Torres and Paula Rodriguez, all of Austin, Mary Ester Diaz of Bay City, and Mary Helen Torres of Taylor, Texas; brothers, Charlie Rodriguez of Bay City, Johnnie Rodriguez of San Antonio, Terry Rodriguez of Bose, Idaho, and Augustine Reyes of Luling, Texas; and 17 grandchildren.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2005, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, and the funeral mass was at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 12, 2005, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jerry Cernoch officiating.

Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, February 20, 2005
 

Jasmine "The Miracle Child" Rodriguez, age 3 of Bay City, one of the triplets born to Jesus "Jesse" and Mayra Salazar Rodriguez on October 18, 1996 in Galveston, Texas, died July 28, 2000, at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas.

In addition to her parents, survivors include: brother, Xavier; triplet sisters Jacqueline and Jocelyn all of Bay City; paternal grandparents Jesus "Shorty" and Betsy Rodriguez also of Bay City; maternal grandparents Rogelio and Blanca Salazar and maternal great grandfather Rogelio Salazar, Sr. all of Allende, N. L. Mexico; aunts and uncles Dora Rodriguez, Urbana Rodriguez, Diana and Arthur Barrera all of Bay City, Daniel and Carmen Salazar, Nancy Salazar, Nydia and Lalo Salazar all of Allende, N. L. Mexico; numerous cousins, great aunts and uncles and a host of friends.

A Rosary Service was held 7 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home and the Funeral Service was 3 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers were Urbano Rodriguez, Arthur Barrera, Hugo Salazar and Lalo Salazar.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, August 1, 2000
 


Lupe Alamia Rodriguez
 

PALACIOS - Lupe Alamia Rodriguez, 91, of Palacios, passed away on Thursday Oct. 27, 2011. She was born on January 11, 1920 in Matagorda. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy and was retired.

She is survived by her daughters, Irene Lucio, of Palacios, Elizabeth R. Rodriguez, of Wharton, and Veronica Constancio, of Bay City; sons, Mario Rodriguez, of Palacios, Ismael M. Rodriguez, of Palacios, Lloyd Rodriguez, of Palacios, Antonio Pardo, of Palacios; sisters, Dora Hebert Carencro, LA., Angelita Rodriguez, of Olivia; brothers, Elojio Alamia of Katy, Julio Alamia Jr., of Palacios; 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Antonio G. Rodriguez; father, Julio L. Alamia Sr. and mother Margarita Asocar Alamia; sisters, Olivia Bourg, Elena Hebert, and Didia Morales; brothers, Gantran Alamia, Octavio Alamia, and Arthur Alamia.
Visitation after 5 p.m. Oct. 29, 2011, Followed by Prayer Service at 7p.m. at The Living Word Church, corner of 12 th. St. and Henderson in Palacios.

Visitation continues 2-3 p.m., Sunday Oct. 30, 2011, Funeral following at 3 p.m. at The Living Word Church, corner of 12 th. St. and Henderson, Palacios. Pastors Tony Flores and Lloyd Rodriguez officiating. Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery, Palacios.

Pallbearers: Mario Rodriquez, Ismael M. Rodriguez, Lloyd Rodriguez, Antonio Pardo, Abel Anthony Lucio, and Jonathon Rodriguez
Under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300

Published in Victoria Advocate on October 29, 2011

BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] - Maria Q. Rodriguez, 85, of Bay City, died Wednesday, March 24, 2004.

She was born Sept. 20, 1918, in Mexico, to the late Tibursio and Stephanie Fernandes Quinonez. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors: daughters, Juanita Valdivia and Marie E. "Hope" Zamora, both of Bay City, Julia Cardoza of Mexico, Anna Ruiz of Chicago, and Maria S. Muniz of Van Vleck; sons, Jose Rodriguez of Mexico and Lito Rodriguez of Houston; 38 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

A rosary was recited 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, the Rev. Jerry Cernoch officiating.

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

Pallbearers: Rafael Tobias, Rafael Valdivia, Hugo Cardoza, Jose Rodriguez, Victor Ruiz, Jose Juan Munoz, Jose Rodriguez, and Ales Rodriguez.

The Victoria Advocate, March 26, 2004
 

Ruben R. Rodriguez, 55, of Bay City died December 22, 2002 at Matagorda General Hospital. He was born January 10, 1947 in Bay City to Arthur Espinosa and Bertha Rodriguez. He was a life long resident of Bay City and a member of the Family Worship Center.

Survivors include: mother, Bertha Rodriguez of Bay City; daughters, Debbie and Ruby Rodriquez of Houston; sons, Anthony Rodriguez of San Diego, California and Ruben Rodriguez, Jr. of Houston; sisters, Bertha Morales of Freer, Texas, Carmen Garza of Houston, Janie San Miguel, and Rebecca Rodriguez, both of Bay City; and Rachel Martinez of Corpus Christi; brothers, Ralph Rodriguez, Arthur Rodriguez, Jr., and Bobby Rodriguez all of Bay City, and Rudy Garza of Corpus Christi, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father Arthur Rodriguez, Sr.

A wake service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 28, 2002, at the Family Worship Center in Bay City with the Rev. Robert Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his nephews Sergio San Miguel, Jr. , Steven San Miguel, Randy Lee Rodriguez, Rudy Garza, Jimmy Garza, Jr., and Andrew Rodriguez.

Visitation will start after 12 noon at Taylor Bros. Thursday.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002DC25

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, December 25, 2002
 

Dorothy L. Roe, 82, of Bay City died, Tuesday, April 23, 2002 in Bay City.

She was born February 7, 1920 in Trinity, Texas to the late William Thomas Cannon and Lois Christian Cannon.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Kaspar and her husband Ben of Bay City; sons, Cecil Warren and his wife Zada of Houston, and Larry Roe and his wife Martha of Bay City; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Roe.

Funeral service was held Thursday, April 25, 2002 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, with the Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating.

Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

THE BAY CITY TRIBUNE, April 28, 2002
 


Alton A.
"Red" Rodgers
 

HOUSTON - Alton A. (Red) Rodgers, 85, of Houston and Edna, went home with Jesus Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. Red was born in Pledger, Texas in 1926 and grew up in Morales and attended high school in Boling.
 
He served in the Army Air Corps in WW II as a pilot in training, bombardier and navigator in training. Red went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1949. He began his career with Humble Oil Company and retired with Esso Exploration (Exxon). Red and wife, Hope moved to Morales (Edna) Texas to retire and watch all their grandchildren enjoy life. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with all of his friends and family.

Red was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth; daughter, Nancy; his parents; and his second wife, Hope.

Red is survived by his children, Allison Madison, Alan Staton, Alton Rodgers Jr., Delbert Rodgers, and Naomi Collins; 10 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Naomi (Namp) Baca and an uncountable number of nieces and nephews and cousins.

A visitation for Red will be Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Stephen F. Austin Room at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. A graveside service celebrating Reds life is Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. Concluding service Reds family and friends will gather for a reception to reflect on the wonderful life that he lived.

Under the direction of Memorial Oak Funeral Home, 281-497-2210.

Published in Victoria Advocate on January 22, 2012
 



 

J. L. Rogers

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 

HOUSTON - Matilda Romero, 81, of Houston, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005.

She was born Oct. 10, 1924 in Nordheim to Pedro and 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.

Survivors: daughter, Yolanda Martinez of Sugar Land; sons, Robert Romero of Houston, and Jesse Romero III of Bay City; sister, Magdalena Longoria of Bay City; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Jesus Romero.

A rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. Sunday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating.

Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City [Matagorda County, Texas], 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, Saturday, December 17, 2005
 

Virginia M. Romine, 91, of Bay City, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2000 in Bay City. She was born July 1, 1908 in Tulsa, Okla. to Ren D. Marr and Nell Moss Marr.

Mrs. Romine came to Bay City with her husband Malcolm Reeves (Red) Romine in 1946 at the beginnning of the Phillips Petroleum Company Sweeney Complex. She went to work at the First National Bank of Bay city in 1959 where she was employed for 30 years. She was a charter member of the Phillips women's organization El Modelo Club, Bay City Book Review Club and Chatauqua Club. She was a life long member of the Presbyterian Church and actively participated in church life at the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City.

Survivors include: two daughters and one son and daughter-in-law, Emily Nell Nixon of Arlington, Josephine (Jody) Romine of Houston, and Malcolm Reeves (Buzzy) and Diana Jane Romine of Bay City; five grandchildren, Emily April and husband Jim Blagg of Dallas, Edward James (Jamey) Nixon of College Station, Michael Reeves, Jennie Jane and John Reeves Romine of Bay City; two nephews, Bob and Rex and wife Rebecca Dean of Sacramento, Calif.

Funeral services were to be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2000 at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Sam Steel officiating. Interment was to follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 2216 Avenue H., Bay City, Texas 77414.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Sunday, April 2, 2000
 


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Aurelia L. Rosales

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Evelyn May Rose
Oct. 5, 1925 –June 12, 2011

Evelyn May Rose, 85, of Bay City passed away June 12, 2011.

She was born October 5, 1925, in Matagorda County to the late J. O. Thompson, Sr. and Nell Tobeck Thompson.

She is survived by: her daughter, Pam Love of Navarre, Florida; son, Kendall Love of La Ward; sister, Mary Harrell of Sweeny; brothers, J. O. Thompson, Jr. of Sweeny and Henry Bradford of Bay City; grandchildren, Melissa Williams, Candice Love and Lawson Love; and great-granddaughter Brooklyn Cameron.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 1 until 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at the funeral home.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, June 15, 2011

 

Doris Rother, 60, of Bay City died August 8, 2004 at M D Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She was born May 11, 1944 in Buna, Texas to the late Leo E. and Tessie B. Young McBride.

Doris was a resident of Bay City since 1966 and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She also was a member of the Bay City Pilot Club.

Survivors include: her husband of 38 years, James A. Rother of Bay City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Emily Rother of Houston, and Kent and Jill Rother of Choctaw, Oklahoma; sisters, Jean Whitaker of Deer Park and Wanda Young of Beaumont; brother, Waylon McBride of Buna; one granddaughter, Grace Rother of Choctaw, Oklahoma; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, August 12, 2004, at the First Baptist Church of Bay City with the Rev. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Pallbearers will be her nephews: Troy and Michael Rother, Eric and Kyle Krchnak, Greg and Forrest Whitaker, and Trey Young.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, August 11, 2004
 


Artlisa Belle Rouse
Jan. 10, 1911 – March 1, 2011

Our Blessed Mother and Grandmother has left us to be embraced by Our Lord. We grieve in her absence from us but rejoice in her life and the legacy she has left us.

Her life was an abundance of love for us all and she was a lesson to us on the wisdom of living.

Artlisa was born in Dora, Alabama, to Walter Basch and Mable McPherson Basch.

They moved to Gulfport, Mississippi in 1924, where she spent her younger years.

She married Hillman Prentiss Rouse on May 22, 1926, in Mississippi where they lived until September 1933 when they found their way to Bay City, Texas, where they raised their family.

Artlisa lived in their family home until she died at the grand age of 100 years.

She is survived by: her daughter Peggy LaVerne Etoile Fagan (husband Jerry); and her sister Anna Francis Arceneaux; grandchildren, Delores Heinrich and husband Daniel, Christine Bortner, Louis John Fojtik, Albert Fojtik and wife Debra, Richard Fojtik, Frank Fojtik, Sharon Williams and husband Ernest, Cathy Green and husband Pete, Jimmy Fojtik and wife Jesse, Vicki Allen and husband Edward, Patty Wenckens, Danny Orsak and wife Tiffany, Ronnie Orsak, Regina Cobb, Donna Kaye Burlin, Michael Rouse and wife Dana, Jacquelyn Belle Williams and husband Andy, Catharine White; 18 great-grandsons; 12 great-granddaughters; four great-step-grandsons; five great-step-granddaughters; eight great-great-grandsons; 11 great-great-granddaughters; two great-great-step-grandsons; four great-great-step-granddaughters.

She is preceded in death by: her husband, Hillman Rouse; daughter, Winifred Irene Fojtik; sons, Hillman Prentiss Rouse Jr., and Eugene Orval Rouse; brothers, Robert and Harley Basch, sister Gertrude Basch and great-grandson Scott Allen Heinrich.

We are so grateful to our family members who watched over her and cared for her in her later years. It allowed her to stay in her home she loved dearly.

She is also survived by many friends who were especially dear to her heart. Our family thanks you for your love and devotion to her. A special thankfulness for you Manuel and Myrna.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2011, at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 3102 5th Street, Bay City, TX 77414. The Minister Joshua Orsak presiding.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, March 23, 2011
 

Mildred Alene Rowland, 76, of Bay City, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Houston. She was born in Lee County, Texas, on Aug. 27, 1924, to parents Willie Walton and Nancy McFarlin Delvige.

She worked as office manager and receptionist at Bay City Funeral Home for the past 30 years and was a former licensed vocational nurse at Matagorda General Hospital.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City and a faithful member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class.

She is survived by: her husband of 56 years, Gerald W. Rowland of Bay City; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe A. and Susan Rowland and Ronnie and June Rowland, all of Bay City; and the joy of her life, her grandchildren, Kara, Grant and Ashley; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Ruth Delvige of Lufkin; sisters and brothers-in-law, Zelma and Ray Brinkmeyer of Comfort, and Willie Mae and Ray Morgan of Austin; and sister LaRue Watson of Lexington.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2000 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Zimmerman and Dr. W. D. Baker officiating.

Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Members of the Gleaners Sunday School Class will be honorary pallbearers.

Active pallbearers will be John McMillan, John Crenshaw, Tommy Rowland, Joseph Uluh, Mike Collins, Ryan Collins and Jeremy Collins.
Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

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THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, November 10, 2000
 


Susan Lanham Rowland
(February 1, 1955 - October 25, 2011)

Susan Lanham Rowland, 56, of Bay City, passed away Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston following a short illness. Susan was born in Fort Worth, Texas on February 1, 1955 to parents, Raymond Dale and Hazel Larwood Lanham. She was a graduate of North Texas State University and worked 22 years as an educator and mentor to numerous children in Rosebud, New Caney, and 20 years with the Bay City Independent School District. She also served 7 years as the director of the Child Development Center of the First Baptist Church of Bay City. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City where she attended the Adult 4 Sunday School Class, sang in the Adult Choir for 32 years, and was a charter member of the Kings Ringers Handbell choir. She had a passion for teaching children and loved seeing them continue their education and graduate.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Joe Rowland, a daughter and son-in-law, Kara and Ron Cowart, Jr. of Bay City, a son and daughter-in-law, Grant and Krystal Rowland of Spring, and 3 grandchildren, Tyler Taylor, Logan Rowland, and Mason Cowart. She is also survived by two sisters and their husbands, Terri and Darrell Pearce of Fort Worth and Cheryl and Blake McConnell of Denton and a step sister, Judy Veal of Fort Worth as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many, many former students.

A time of visitation will held on Friday evening, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Bay City Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 29th at 10:30 AM at the First Baptist Church of Bay City with Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Mike Collins, Jeremy Collins, Ryan Collins, Taylor Matthes, Brian Pearce, and Brad Moore will serve as pallbearers.

Services are under the direction of BAY CITY FUNERAL HOME. Sunday, October 30, 2011 4:00 am

Bay City Tribune, Sunday, October 30, 2011
 

Tonya Rilynn Rucker

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 

Nacanor M. Ruiz, Jr., from Albuquerque, NM passed away March 29, 2002 at Presbyterian Medical Center in Albuquerque. He was born September 11, 1943 in Brownsville, TX to Nicanor and Ynocencia Ruiz.

He is survived by: brother, Ray Ruiz of Bay City; sisters, Guadalupe Ybarra of Alvin and Tomasita Pena of Channelview.

Nicanor will have a small service on April 6, 2002 at 10 a.m. at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Services will be held by Pastor Dan Villareal. He will be missed by all of us. We Love You. A00114B2002AR07

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, April 7, 2002
 


Phyllis Ann Rush
Sept. 4, 1934 – Dec. 9, 2011
 
Phyllis Ann Rush, 77, of Dardanelle died Friday, December 9, 2011, with her family by her side at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home.

She was born September 4, 1934 at Shawnee, Oklahoma to the late William Houston and Norene Benson Giles

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rex Richard Rush

Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home River Valley Cremations.

Online guest book and condolences atwww.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

Bay City Tribune, December 14, 2011
 


Rex Rush
Aug. 8, 1931 – June 28, 2011

Rex Richard Rush, 79, of Dardanelle formerly of Bay City, Texas, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at his home.

Survivors include: his wife Phyllis Rush of Dardanelle; one son and three daughters.

A memorial service will be held in Arkansas City, Kansas, at a later date.

Cremation Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle, Arkansas.

Bay City Tribune, Posted: Sunday, July 3, 2011 4:00 am
 


Odie Booth “O. B.” Russom
Nov. 6, 1926 – April 2, 2011

Tres Palacios Oaks - Odie Booth “O.B.” Russom, 84, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2011.

He was born on November 6, 1926, in Merkel to the late Jess and Aria Russom.

He retired from HL&P, South Texas Nuclear Plant, in 1994, as an electrical supervisor. He was known as the “Godfather of Q.C.”

He is survived by: his wife, Mille Russom of Tres Palacios Oaks; brother, T.H. Russom and wife, Vernell; daughter, Brynn Lee and husband, Harold of Thomaston; son, Kenny Russom and wife, Kellee of Bay City; stepsons, Ray May and wife, Pam of Kent, Indiana, and Rob May and wife, Sherri of Brownstown, Indiana; step-daughters, Laura Murphy and husband, Billy of Houston and Deana Mabe and husband, Robert of Victoria; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Randall Booth Russom, and sister, Maggie Russom.

Graveside services under the auspice of Masonic Lodge No. 40 AF& AM were at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Golden Sunset Cemetery with Mr. Robert Mabe officiating.

Pallbearers are Todd McClanahan, Harold Lee, Billy Murphy, Travis Murphy, Michael Murphy, and Kenny Russom.

Memorial donations can be made in O.B.’s name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Grace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bay City Tribune, Posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 4:00 am
 

Eunice Rutherford

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 



 
Clyde E. Ryman
1896-1986

Mable Mae Ryman
1908-1951

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Funeral services for Kathryn "Katie" Ryman, 85, of Brazoria will be Friday, July 19, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at First United Methodist Church, Brazoria.

Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City, Texas.

She died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Sweeny.

Kathyrn and Vernon Ryman were married for 67 years.

She is survived by her husband, Vernon Ryman of Brazoria; one son, Robert Ryman (Linda) of Brazoria; one grandchild, Michael Wayne Ryman; and a host of other relatives, nephews, nieces and friends.

Final Arrangements Entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria, Texas.

THE FACTS [Brazoria County, Texas], July 19, 2002
 

Funeral services for Virginia Bell Ryman, 91, of Bay City were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Robbins Odom officiating. Burial will be in Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City.

Mrs. Ryman was born Sept. 10, 1897, in Clinesburg, Texas, and died Dec. 14, 1988 at Matagorda General Hospital, Bay City.

A resident of Matagorda County since 1910, she was a member of the Wadsworth Baptist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Gertrude Hardy, Margaret Verdecanna, and Sybil Weiss, all of Bay City, and Rosemary Armstrong of Matagorda; five sons, Robert Ryman and Randolph Ryman, both of Bay City, Roy Ryman and Raymond Ryman, both of Wadsworth, and Russell Ryman of Brazoria; a sister, Katie Ryman of Wadsworth; a brothers, Alfred Laird of Houston; 30 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include William Ryman, Bruce Verdecanna, Danny Ryman, Roy Wesley Ryman, David Ryman and Russell Mike Ryman.

Honorary pallbearers include Donald Kopnicky, John Allan Weiss, Gary Lee Ryman, Frank Randolph Ryman, Jr., Frank Paul Ryman, Kirk Ryman and Nathanial Ryman.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, December 1988                                          Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 

 

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