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Sam L. Sain - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Samuel Lewis Sain

Samuel Lewis Sain, 72, of Bay City died at Matagorda General Hospital November 30, 2002.

He was born July 5,1930 in Graford, Texas to the late Samuel Richard and Dolly Jane Wright Sain. He was resident of Bay City the past 35 years.

Mr. Sain was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

His generosity and caring will be greatly missed.

His devotion to his family and our Lord was boundless.

Survivors include: wife, Margie Matura Sain of Bay City; daughters, Penny Sain Cachia and Nikki Sain Barker both of Bay City; step-sons, Joey Billeau and his wife, Crystal of Markham, and Chris Billeau of Bay City; three granddaughters, Madison Traniello of Bay City, Shelby and Caitlin Billeau both of Markham.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Agnus Minton and brothers, Harry and Richard Sain.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church of Van Vleck with the Rev’s Sam Starks and Linday Maxcey officiating.

Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers will be David and Daniel Barker, Richard Minton, Ronnie Sain, Buck Stovall and Robert Quick.

Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America Troop 219, Van Vleck, Texas.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002DC04

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, December 4, 2002
 


Armand “Sonny” Salas
June 16, 1935 – March 21, 2011

Armand “A. B.” “Sonny” Ben Salas, 75, of Van Vleck passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011, after fighting an extended illness.

He was born on June 16, 1935, in Blessing, Texas.  He was married to his love, Virginia “Ginger” Kubala Salas on September 21, 1967, for 26 years.

He is proceeded in death by: his wife Ginger Salas on January 27, 1994; and his daughter, Robin Salas Dunham, on November 3, 1990; and both of his parents, Rosemary and Ben Salas; and his brothers, Carl Salas and Mike Salas.

He is survived by: his son, Sloan Salas of Van Vleck and his favorite dog, Chico. Armand also leaves behind siblings and in-laws, Elaine Broll of Wharton, Paul and Joyce Salas of Bryan, Ray and Peggy Salas of Boling, Rosemary Prochaska of Wharton, Sandra and Allen Stavinoha of Wharton and Wayne and Carolyn Salas of Lufkin. He is also survived my many nieces and nephews.

Armand was listed in the U.S. Army from September 23, 1954, until September 6, 1956, as a Private First Class. He was stationed at Fort Chaffee Arkansas.

Armand spent many of his younger years as a roughneck in the oil field. He was retired from Florida Gas Pipeline with over 25 years of service.

Armand loved spending time with his family fishing on Lake Texana over the years. He was found most of the time outdoors and was an avid hunter.

He spent his most recent years of retirement sitting on his Kubota Mule with his dog Chico checking cows and herding sheep.

There will be a viewing at Wharton Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2011.     The funeral service with a rosary will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011, at the Wharton Funeral Home Chapel in Wharton.

The burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers will be Ben Salas, Brian Stavinoha, Dale Prochaska, Eric Salas, Keith Stavinoha, Kevin Salas, Matt Salas, and Scott Salas. Honorary Pallbears are Allen McNeil and Doug Dunham.

Arrangements are with the Wharton Funeral Home in Wharton.

Bay City Tribune, March 23, 2011                               Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Ben Salas & Rosie Salas- Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Ben Salas

Ben Salas, 89, of Pledger, Texas died Thursday March 7. 2002. He was born January 18, 1913 in Schulenburg, Texas to the late Vine and Mary Barbara Hajek Salas.

He is survived by: daughters and sons-in-law, Rosemary Prochaska, Sandra and Allen Stavinoha of Wharton, and Willie Broll all of Wharton; sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Wayne and Carolyn Salas of Lufkin, Paul and Joyce Salas of Bryan, Mike and Lynette Salas of Pledger, and Ray and Peggy Salas of Boling; 21 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosie Salas, son, Carl Salas, granddaughter Robin Salas Durham and great granddaughter, Brooke Salas.

A rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2002 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2002 at Holy Cross Catholic Church of Bay City with the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002MR10

THE BAY CITY TRIBUNE, Sunday, March 14, 2002


 


Virginia Salas - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Pasqual Salazar III - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Pasqual Salazar, Jr. - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Pasqual "P.M." Salazar, Jr.

Pasqual "P.M." Salazar, Jr. 68, of Van Vleck, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2000. He was born November 10, 1931 in Cuero, DeWitt County, TX to Pasqual M. Salazar, Sr. and Victoria Mireles Salazar. He was a resident of Van Vleck for the past 39 years, was a retired plumber, a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, and a Board Member of Matagorda County Water District Nbr. 6 in Van Vleck. He was married May 29, 1950 in DeWitt County to Janie Rodriguez.

He is survived by: his wife, Janie R. Salazar of Van Vleck; by his daughters and sons-in-law, Rosie and Felipe Hernandez, Cynthia Salazar, Betty and Anthony Jimenez, Dora Salazar, and Irma and Frank Gamez, all of Van Vleck; by his sisters, Rafaela Garcia of Bay City, Helen Trevino of Cuero, Benilde Mendez of Robstown, and Enemencia Munoz of Schulenburg; by his brothers, Mariano Salazar, John Salazar and Roman Martinez, all of Houston and Nemecio Salazar of LaMesa, Texas; and by ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Pasqual, Sr. and Victoria Salazar; by his son, Pasqual Salazar, III; and numerous brothers and sisters.

The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2000 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Chruch with Rev. Edward Boren officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

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

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, May 26, 2000
 


Domingo Sanchez, Jr. - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Domingo L. Sanchez, Sr. - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Paul Sanchez - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Rudy N. Sanchez - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 


Mildred B. Sanders - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 

Henry Roscoe Sansing & Gwendolyn Sansing - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

M. C. Sansing & Willie C. Sansing - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

W. C. Sansing & Naomi Sansing - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

W. F. "Bill" Sansing & Ethel Mangum Sansing - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

William F. Sansing, Jr. & Patsy A. Davis Sansing - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

 Benita Saucedo - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Alice Matilda Sauer
(February 3, 1920 - November 18, 2007)

Alice Matilda McEwen Sauer, 87, of Sugar Valley, passed away on November 18, 2007 at Gulf Coast Medical Center, Wharton, TX after battling pancreatic cancer. She was born on February 3, 1920 in Buckman Township, Morrison County, Minnesota to Harold Fiddis and Matilda Anne Kalis McEwen. She graduated from Royalton High School and St. Cloud Teachers College. Alice taught in the Crosby-Ironton School District and Columbia Heights public school. She married Gerald Clement Sauer on June 14, 1952 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton, MN. They were stationed at various Air Force bases, eventually moving to Orlando, FL in August 1959. She helped found the Pinecastle Home Extension Club in 1968, serving as its first president. After her three children reached school age, she resumed her teaching career as a substitute teacher for the Orange County School District. Gerald and Alice were active members of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and the local Scotty Camping Club. In 1993 they moved to Sugar Valley, TX. Alice then became an active member of the Matagorda County FCE, Matagorda County Genealogical Society, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Sweeny, TX. After the death of her husband, Gerald, she became a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay City. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gerald, brothers Harold and Linus McEwen, and granddaughter Becky Stafford. Survivors include: son, Paul Sauer of Sugar Valley; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary & David Garner of Flower Mound, TX, and Karen & Ed Stafford of Sugar Valley, TX; granddaughter and husband, Melissa & Jason Jurek of Markham; and granddaughters, 1st Lt Mary E. Garner of Moore, OK, and Catherine Garner of Flower Mound, TX. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home by Deacon Wally Rodriguez and the funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2007, at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Joe Labuda, Richard Stafford, David Bridgwater, Darve Smith, Mike Jacobs, and Stan Spurr. Memorials may be made to the Rebecca Stafford Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Van Vleck High School.

www.taylorbros.net                                     Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


 Gerald Clement Sauer - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Gerald C. Sauer

Gerald C. Sauer, 84, of Sugar Valley, died March 2, 2003 at his residence. He was born March 31, 1918 in Royalton, Minnesota to the late Martin Matthew and Mathilda Julia Stodolka Sauer.

Mr. Sauer was called to active duty in 1942 and served in the signal corps in the South Pacific and in the occupation of Japan.

In 1947 he transferred to the Air Force and served as administrative specialist. He retired from the military in 1964 with 23 years of service.

He then went to work for the Florida Dept. of Agriculture and retired again in 1980. At that time, he and his wife pursued their love of travel and genealogy, visiting many friends and family in the United States and Canada.

Gerald was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Sweeny, the Retired Officers Association and the Matagorda Co. Genealogy Society, and was a resident of Sugar Valley since 1993.

Survivors include: wife of 50 years, Alice McEwen Sauer of Sugar Valley; son, Paul Sauer of Sugar Valley; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and David Garner of Flower Mound, and Karen and Ed Stafford of Sugar Valley; granddaughters, Melissa Stafford of Sugar Valley, Mary E. Garner of College Station, and Catherine Garner of Flower Mound; sister, Evelyn Worner of Paynesville, Minnesota; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother Arthur Sauer; and granddaughter Becky Stafford.

A rosary was held 7 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home and the funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with the Rev. Lee Flores officiating.

Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Joe Labuda, Darve Smith, Al Hackworth, Mike Jacobs, John Stafford and Richard Stafford. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Building fund or the Rebecca Stafford Memorial Scholarship fund c/o Van Vleck High School.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2003MR05

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, March 5, 2003
 


Eva Mae Saunders - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Hardy F. Scarborough & Lena L. Scarborough - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Charity Scheppan - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Henry Schimek & Christina Schimek - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Teri Ann Schrader - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Teri Ann Bona Schrader

Teri Ann Bona Schrader, 30, of Van Vleck, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000 in Houston, Texas. She was born October 18, 1970 in Bay City to William Harvey Bona and Lyndelle Chasak Bona. She was a lifelong resident of Matagorda County, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a teacher at Linnie Roberts Elementary School and a member of various Team Roping Associations.

She is survived by: husband, William Robert Schrader, Jr. of Van Vleck; daughter, Megan Taylor Schrader, of Van Vleck; parents, Lyndelle and Bill Bona of Bay City; grandmother, Otha Bona of Bay City; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William R. Schrader of Madisonville, and Judith T. Cabeen of Beaumont, Texas; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Cindy Kay and John Muskiet of Bay Cityh and by her niece and nephew Whitney and Chance Muskiet of Bay City.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2000 at the First Presbyterian of Bay City with the Rev. Sam Steele officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Texas.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros Funeral Home.

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Daily Tribune, December 1, 2000
 


Georgia L. Schwartz - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Cecelia Harriett Scoggin - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Elaine McDaniel Scoggin - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Elaine McDaniel Scoggin

Elaine McDaniel Scoggin, of Bay City, passed away June 22, 2004 at her residence following a long battle against cancer. Her steadfast Christian faith and values have enabled her to finally rest in peace with her Lord.

She was born in Freestone County, Texas, the youngest of the six children of James and Maggie DeSpain McDaniel.

Upon graduation from Mexia High School, she attended Hillsboro Junior College and North Texas State University where she received a teaching degree. She taught school for thirty-seven years in Texas and mainly Matagorda County.

During World War II, she met Jack Scoggin at Camp Hulen near Palacios and they were married in 1946. They were married 45 years until his death in 1991.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, all of her siblings, including her sister, Pearl McDaniel Wren, who raised her when their mother died.

She is survived by: son, John Leslie Scoggin of Bay City; grandson and his wife, Steven and Kristen Scoggin of Dallas and their children, Elaine's great-grandchildren, Brooke and Jack Scoggin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, June 28 at 2 p.m. at the Bay City Funeral Home chapel with Arden Aldrige of The First Christian Church of Bay City officiating.

Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, June 27, 2004
 


Jack S. Scoggin - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

John Leslie Scoggin
Nov. 23, 1947 - Oct. 9, 2005

John Leslie Scoggin, 57, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005 in Dallas, Texas.

He was born in Bay City, Texas, on Nov. 23, 1947, to Jack and Elaine Scoggin.

He attended school in Bay City and military school in Kerrville, Texas. He also attended Wharton County Junior College.

He was involved in a car accident, which prevented him from active service in Vietnam.

He married Betty Walters and had one son, Steven Ross Scoggin.

John worked most of his adult life for Baker Packers, an offshore equipment manufacturer, both in Houston and in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

John always was an avid outdoorsman, his interests including fishing, hunting and camping. He was also a gun enthusiast and an active member of the NRA.

He is survived by: his son, Steven Ross Scoggin; daughter-in-law, Kristen; granddaughter, Brooke Elizabeth; grandson, Jack Edward; and step-daughter, Jennifer Jacobs.

John was a good person, friend, father and grandfather, and will be missed by all.

Funeral services will be at North Dallas Funeral Home at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2005.

Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Bay City Tribune, October 12, 2005
 


John Leslie Scoggin - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Fred D. Scott - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Sandra Mae Scott & Evelyn Mae Scott - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

George S. Self - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Joe Henry Senkyrik
(February 9, 1932 - March 14, 2011)

Joe Henry Senkyrik, 79, of Markham, Texas, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family, on March 14, 2011. Joe was born February 9, 1932, to the late Joseph Senkyrik and Mary Ann Kubala Senkyrik. He was an army veteran during the Korean War, a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 30 years, a devoted husband and father, and a devout Catholic. Joe earned a living as a farmer, rancher, electrician and convenience store owner, and he loved to fish, garden and share his numerous talents with anyone who needed help.

Joe is survived by his wife of 35 years, Josephine McLeod Senkyrik; his children Clint White of New Mexico; Tess White and husband Scott of Austin; Jodie Senkyrik of San Marcos; Melinda Westbrook and husband Terry of Rockport; Danny Senkyrik and wife Letha of Houston; Ed White of Augusta; Linda Popek and husband David of Bay City; Loyd White and wife Kathy of Lake Jackson; and Monica Bryant of Wimberley; his grandchildren Jarred White; Brenna White; Brandy Bailey and husband Richard; Dana Ramsey; Jennifer Jenkins; Rachel England; David Aaron England; Lucinda Frachtenberg and husband Eitan; Sheri Denton and husband Mike; Nathan Westbrook; Natalie Westbrook; Justin Senkyrik; Stephen Arnold; Mathew Hooten; Renee Popek; Michelle Popek; Josh White; Julia White; and Britney Mitchell; and his great grandchildren Kason Klump; Kylee Klump; Hoyt Peck; Reese Denton; Drew Denton; Creighton Westbrook; and Naom Frachtenberg.

Funeral services are planned for Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay City, Texas, beginning at 2:00p.m. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Rosary will be at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home at 6:00p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

Pallbearers will be grandsons; Stephen Arnold, Mathew Hooten, Josh White, Justin Senkyrik, Nathan Westbrook, Jarred White, David Aaron England and great-grandson, Kason Klump.

Honorary pallbearers include Paul Kristynik, Marvin Kristynik, David Kristynik, Paul Manna, Tom Kovar, Richard “Dickie” Kovar, Tony Gauthier, George Sykora, Louis Senkyrik Jr., Mark Senkyrik, Raymond Crow, and Mike Jenkins.

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.

www.taylorbros.net                                 Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Joe Senkyrik & Mary Senkyrik - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

 

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