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 Ladis John Uher - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Leo Neil Uher

Leo Neil Uher, 78, of Alpine, TX passed away on March 26, 2014 in Odessa after a hospital and nursing home stay resulting from a fall in his home at the end of December.

He was born on March 19, 1936 in Bay City to the late Ladis John and Hattie Mae Rhodes. He lived in several locations in Texas including Palacios, Sabine Pass, and Alpine.

He is survived by two biological children, Neil Uher of Crosby and Anette Uher of Bay City; three adopted children, Michael Uher of Port Arthur, Mari Cruz Sams and husband Gavyn of Sabine Pass, and David Seymour and wife Kaitlyn of Sabine Pass, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Johnny and Leland; sisters, Christine and Cynthia; daughter, Catherine Uher.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Palacios Beacon, April 16, 2014

Noah Carl Uher - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Joyce A. Uherek - Matagorda Cemetery - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Rose Mary Uherek
(October 14, 1929 - June 20, 2017)

Rosemary Trentham Uherek, 87, was born October 14, 1929 in Stafford, Texas to Jessie Raymond Trentham and Bertha Mae Tipton Trentham. She was the 2nd of 5 children. Rose and her family lived in Damon, Texas. It was there through the encouragement of her grandmother that she went to Sunday School and Church where she learned about Jesus Christ and trusted her life to Him. When Rose was 14 the family moved to Louisiana. It was there that she met Adolph Frank Uherek and at age 15 she married him. “Ade” served in the U.S. Military during WWII and when his term of service ended they moved to the oil fields of West Texas where he found work on the rigs. During this time their children were born. Later they were transferred by Marathon Oil to Matagorda County where they made their home first in Markham then Sugar Valley and finally settled in Van Vleck. Rose had been a full time homemaker and after the children were older she worked as a waitress for Caine’s Restaurant, Circle C, and Wayne’s Restaurant. She enjoyed being with people as she served them food because this gave her opportunity to talk to them about Jesus and serve them faith. She and the family attended the Church of Christ and later Harvest Time. Later into Ade’s retirement, his health declined and she spent most of her time lovingly caring for him. She took pleasure in her flower garden and her collectibles, but most of all she loved her family and took every opportunity to tell others about her children’s talents and accomplishments which she considered as God’s gifts of Grace and Truth in their lives. In the past five years Rose’s health began to steadily decline. Her children cared for her in her home until she needed the services of Sweeny House, The Legacy, and finally the Bay Villa Healthcare Center. It was there, with family at her side that she passed from their loving care into her eternal home with her wonderful Lord Jesus Christ.

Rosemary is preceded in death by sister Opal Lee Trentham who died at birth; brother Raymond Gilbert Trentham; parents Jessie and Bertha Mae Trentham; her husband of almost 60 years “Ade” Uherek; and grandson Frankie Orr.

She is survived by sisters JoAnn Heffernan and Jessie Ruby Jenkins both of Eldorado, Texas; daughter Nova Jean Orr of Van Vleck; son Louis Ray Uherek and his wife Gay Lyn of Markham; daughter Caroline Mae Griffith and her husband Vernon Ray of Van Vleck; grandchildren David Orr (Sandra), Chris Orr (Amy), Luann Uherek, Karen Uherek , Louis Ray Uherek Jr., Susan Mary Lewis (Wesley), and Julie Deckard (Andrew); 18 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren; and as well as nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. “She loved them all.”

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the funeral home. The funeral service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, June 22, 2017 at The First Baptist Church of Van Vleck with Rev. Bob Hobbins officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers are Bobbie Jean Behlan, Hailie Marie Geracci, Andrew Deckard, Louis Ray Uherek Jr., David Behlan, and Zachary Behlan.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home


BAY CITY - Lorraine Uhlar, 90, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. She was born Dec. 19, 1919 in Bloomington to the late Hollis B. and Vesta Talbott Miller. She excelled as a salesperson in retail sales, where she worked for 10 years, late in her life. She was also a devoted homemaker, baking pastries to share with her family and friends.
Flowers and plants flourished under her care. She made her surroundings gracious wherever she was. Lorraine loved the beauty of the outdoors, fishing, walking, and picking up pecans.

She is survived by her daughter: Jeanne Wedemeier and husband Thomas of Selkirk; by her sister: Anna Bowers of Weslaco; her brothers: Bruce Miller and wife Emma of Portland and Oscar Ray Miller and wife Cecelia of Farmington, N.M.; a granddaughter: Kara Nicholas of Austin; and step-grandchildren: Julianne McNeff of Missouri City and Leslie Nicholas of Harrisonburg, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by her sister: Miltal Shoemate; and by her brothers: Hollis Miller and W. R. Miller.

Visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hillside Cemetery in Cuero.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

Condolences may be shared with the family at

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on November 18, 2010

Willie Vern Underhill

Will Maud Underhill

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham



Minnie Faye Upton

Minie Faye Upton (nee McDonald) passed away Friday March 3, 2017.

She was born in Eustace, TX and formerly of McRae, Arkansas.

She was the Beloved wife of the late Bobby R. Upton Sr. Dear mother of Bobby Ray Jr. (Colette) Upton; Dear grandmother of Noah, Hannah and Hadassah Upton; and Dear sister of Elizabeth Ann Burnsed.   Graveside services will be held Friday March 10, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Lebanon Cemetery (McRae, Ar.)

She was a member of First Baptist Church of McRae.

Flowers or contributions may be sent to Providence Classical Christian Academy, 5293 Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63126.

Services by Kutis Funeral Home, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63129.

Bay City Tribune, March 8, 2017

Funeral Services Held Monday For L. W. Urban

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for Lloyd Warren Urban, 57, who died Saturday night at 11:30 o'clock. Mr. Urban is survived by his wife; his son, Lloyd Jr., his sister, Mrs. Karoline Cowie of California.

Funeral services were under the direction of Taylor Brothers with the Rev. Marvin Vance officiating. Burial was in the Cedarvale Cemetery.

[Born September 23, 1884 in Ohio and died September 27, 1941 in Bay City, Texas]

The Herald, October 2, 1941

Evelyn Ussery
(October 15, 1922 - October 11, 2005)

Evelyn Ussery, 82, of Bay City passed away October 11, 2005. She was born October 15, 1922 in Charlotte, Texas to Alexander Charles and Ora Mae Jones Guest. A former longtime resident of Luling and Blessing, she had resided in Bay City since 1970. She retired from Bay City Jurnior High after 23 years of teaching and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Ussery and a son, Paul Ussery. She is survived by one son, David Glen Ussery of San Antonio; daughter-in-law, Kathey Ussery of Bay City; sister Dorothy Nell & her husband, Rip Van Winkle of Granbury, Texas and three grandchildren, Sarah Houston Ussery of Bay City, Candace Mae Ussery of Baytown, and Vanessa Michele Ussery of Everett, Washington.

Funeral service will be 3:00 PM Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at The Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers include, Clifton Lowery, Cookie Koch and David Ussery. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

Glen Houston Ussery - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham



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