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

 


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


 


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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Mar. 27, 2013
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