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Blanche Zahradnik
June 11, 1923 - Dec. 22, 2006

Blanche Zahradnik, 83, passed away December 22, 2006.

She was born June 11, 1923 to the late Otto and Mae Fickle.

Survivors include: a sister, Wily Mae and husband Willy Horlicia of Beaumont and sister-in-law, Evelyn and husband, Bill McKinley of Katy and a host of relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held January 13, 2007 at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Bay City Tribune, Published February 4, 2007
 


Carolina Zamora  Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Paul Zamora

Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 


Maria Ozuna Zarate

Maria Ozuna Zarate, 97, of Bay City, died Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at Heights Rehabilitation Hospital in Houston, Texas.

She was born July 3, 1903, in Mexico. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

She is survived by children Marcelo Zarate of Pasadena, Guadalupe Zarate of Fort Worth, Julian Zarate of Orange, George Zarate of Houston, Carmel Zarate of Pearland, Amada Z. Gonzales of Fontana, California, Rosendo Zarate of Bay City, Margaret Parrado of Houston, Paula Zarate of Bay City, Alonzo Zarate of Nederland, Hope Villarreal of Hawthorne, California, Phil Zarate of College Station, Joyce Cantu of Bay City, Mary Escobar of Pasadena, Natalie Valadez of Aurora, Colorado, Amos Zarate of Houston, and Thomas Zarate of College Station; sisters Salome Ozuna of Donna, Texas, Esther Reyes of La Mirada, California and Georgia Garcia of Weslaco; brothers Pascual Ozuna of Donna, Texas, Secundino Ozuna of North Ridge, California and Simon Ozuna of California.

She is preceded in death by her husband Gregorio Zarate; stepson Francisco Zarate; step-daughter Ricarda Zarate; Father Alonzo Ozuna; mother Albira Valderas and stepmother Maria Viduari Ozuna and brother Jose M. Ozuna.

Up until her death, Maria Ozuna Zarate had the honor, privilege and pleasure of being a proud member of six living generations. Up until her death she was the only surviving member of the first generation. She is now survived by 10 sons and seven daughters (second generation), 58 grandchildren (third generation), 71 great grandchildren (fourth generation),34 great great grandchildren (fifth generation), and one great great great grandchild (sixth generation).

A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on September 7, 2000 at Taylor Bros Funeral Chapel. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Boren officiating. Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Taylor Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. A00011A2000SP08

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday September 8, 2000
 


Ricardo Zarate

Ricardo Zarate, 60, of Bay City died September 16, 2001 at Hermann Hospital in Houston. He was born October 25, 1940 in Bay City to the late Francisco and Adela Esquebel Zarate.

Mr. Zarate was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and a life long resident of Bay City.

Survivors include: wife, Carole Lee Hunt Zarate; daughter, Cecilia Ann Zarate; sons, Roland Frank Zarate, and Ricky Dwayne Zarate; step-sons; Walter Loose, Jr. and wife Stacy Loose and Donald Loose all of Bay City; sisters, Rosa Morales and husband Richard, Juanita Medina both of Bay City, and Tomasa Silva of Houston; brother, Benito Zarate of Bay City; grandson, Troy Richard Garza of Bay City; step-grandchildren, Kyle Loose and Victoria Loose both of Bay City; special nephew, Herman Medina, Jr. of Bay City; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Elodia Yanez.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home and the Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday, September 20, 2001, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Boren officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Raymon Anthony, Roy Orlando, and Raymond "Squinky" Yanez, Albert, Johnyy, and Rudy Silva, and Jessie Morales. Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Turner, Ben Mainka, Claude Wooley and Philip Silva.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001SP20

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, September 20, 2001


 


Luis Rey Zavala, Sr.

(August 26, 1954 - January 24, 2015)

Luis Zavala, Sr., 60, of Blessing passed away January 24, 2015. He was born in Piedras Negras, Mexico to the late Antonio Zavala and Julia Carrillo Zavala on August 26, 1954.

He is survived by his wife Bertha Esquivel Zavala of Blessing; four children Irene Esquivel (Hugo) of Blessing, Luis R. Zavala, Jr. (Erica) of Palacios, Lucinda M. Rubio (Rigo) of El Campo and Julia N. Ibarra (Gilbert) of Pearsall; four grandchildren who were his world, Nathan Ray and Hanna N. Zavala & Michael and Morgan Ibarra; two sisters Maria del Rosario Reyes and Inocencia Aguilar of Lufkin, TX; four brothers, Telesforo Zavala of Lufkin, TX, Jacobo Zavala & Jesus Zavala of Piedras Negras, MX and Leopoldo Zavala of Elsa, TX and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

A rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be 10:00 AM Thursday, January 29, 2015 at St. Peters Catholic Church in Blessing with Rev. Peter Yeboah-Amanfo officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peters Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Hugo Ibarra, Gilbert Ibarra, Rigo Rubio, Jamie Esquivel, David Esquivel and Joe Esquivel. Luis R. Zavala and Armando Ibarra, Sr. will serve as honorary pallbearers.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Frank Zboril & Mary Zboril - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Mamie S. Zboral

ANGLETON - Mamie S. Zboral, 73, of Angleton and formerly of Bay City, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004.

She was born Dec. 24, 1930, in Edna, to the late Camelino and Gila Garcia Suniga. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors: daughters, Ofelia Zboral, Stella Guzman, Rose Chavez, and Alice Zboral, all of Houston; Joann Guanajuato of Angleton, and Dianna Cruz of Markham; son, Joe Zboral Jr. of Hamilton; sisters, Lupe Magna and Faustina Leal, both of Bay City, Tommie Pacheco of Fort Oak, N.C., and Santos Estrada of Pasadena; brother, Antonio Suniga of Bay City; 21 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: sister, Margaret Yanes; and brother, Victor Suniga.

A rosary was recited 7 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 2 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: Gabriel Belmarez, Wallace Montalvo Jr., Roy Chavez Jr., Max Guanajuato III, John Garcia Jr., and Albert Garcia.

Honorary pallbearers: Juan Martinez and Robert Cruz Jr.

The Victoria Advocate, August 12, 2004
 



 

Daniel R. Zepeda

&

Adela F. Zepeda

 Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of
Faye Cunningham


 


Isaac R. Zepeda, Jr. - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Isaac Rodriguez Zepeda Sr.
January 20, 1924 - October 20, 2014

Isaac “Yaca” Rodriguez Zepeda Sr., 90, passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014.

He was born January 20, 1924, in Bay City, Texas, to the late Guadalupe and Lina Rodriguez Zepeda. Isaac served in the Army during WWII. He was in the Normandy Invasion, where he became a prisoner of war in Germany.

Isaac worked for the Rice Belt Co-op as an operator in Markham. He liked to hunt, fish and was a life-time member of the El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Church and Phillip Parker VFW Post 2438. He was an avid gardener, growing fruit trees and vegetables.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Delores Arias Zepeda; children, Mary Aguilar, Gloria Acosta, Yolanda Aguilar and Isaac Zepeda Jr.; four brothers; and four sisters.

Isaac is survived by 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Paul Zepeda; sister, Martha Zepeda Guzman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family received visitors on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

The funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Friday, October 24, 2014, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City with Pastor Alex Lopez officiating.

Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, under the auspices of Phillip Parker VFW Post 2438.

Pallbearers were Ruben Rodriguez, Christopher Rodriguez, Ronnie Acosta Sr., Randal Acosta Sr., Jordan Zepeda and Jessie Aguilar Jr.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas, 979-245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, October 26, 2014
 


John H. Zepeda

VAN VLECK - John Henry Zepeda, 1, of Van Vleck, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003.

John Henry was born Feb. 13, 2002, in Galveston.

Survivors: grandparents, James L. and Lana Folmar of Van Vleck.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, with Mr. Joe Wrape officiating. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, November 10, 2003

 


Robert R. Zepeda, Sr.

Robert R. Zepeda, Sr., 88, died October 17, 2004 at his son’s residence.

He was born July 7, 1916 in Bay City, Texas, to the late Guadalupe B. and Lena Rodriguez Zepeda.

Mr. Zepeda was a lifelong resident of Bay City, was a member of The Good Shepherd Church and a Life Member of Philip H. Parker VFW Post 2438.

He served with the U.S. Army Combat Engineers during WW II.

Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Guadalupe and Cynthia Zepeda and Robert and Amanda Zepeda, Jr., all of Bay City; sisters, Rebecca Estrada, Martha Guzman and Sarah Franco, all of Bay City, Ruth Orosco of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Esther Lopez of Texas City, Texas; brothers, Paul Zepeda of Houston, and Isaac Zepeda of Bay City; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by: his son, Isaias Zepeda; sisters, Matilda Zepeda and Esther Zepeda; and brothers, James, Elias and Daniel Zepeda.

A prayer service was held at 8 p.m. Monday, October 18, 2004, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, and the funeral service was 10 a.m. Tuesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alex Lopez officiating.

Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Paul C. Zepeda, Chon Camacho, Jr., Patrick Perez, Jr., Paul Perez, Joe Rodriguez and Emilio Luera III.

Honorary pallbearers were Isaac Maurice Perez, Paul R. Camacho, Chon R. Camacho and Cruz Camacho, Jr.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, October 20, 2004
 


Emil Zernicek

Emil Zernicek, 56, of Bay City, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2003 in Sweeny, Texas.

He was born September 26, 1946 in Bay City to Emil Aloise Zernicek and Irene Archer Zernicek. Formerly of Texas City, he has been a resident of Bay City since 1980. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and a former operator for Sea Gull Energy.

He is survived by: wife, Karen Bagby Zernicek of Bay City; daughters and sons-in-law, Irene and Steven Davis of Texas City, Amy and Felipe Montalvo of Bay City and Amy Wisdom of Bay City; son, Anthony Zernicek of Austin; step-mother, Delores Drozd of Bay City; sisters, Janice Trochta and husband Michael of Bay City and Priscilla Norman and husband Robert of San Antonio; brothers, George Zernicek and wife Joann of El Campo, Steve Zernicek and wife Sarah of Bay City and Mark Zernicek of Bay City; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil A. Zernicek and Irene Archer Zernicek.

The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel. The mass will be at 10 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers will be Michael Trochta, Jeff, George, Steve, and Mark Zernicek. Felipe Montalvo, Steven Davis and Raymond Aldaz.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Henke, Joseph and Zachary Rigsby and Dale Zernicek.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2003MR19

The Bay City Tribune, March 19, 2003
 


Emil A. Zernicek

April 14, 1919 – July 01, 1977

 

Emil A. Zernicek, 58, of Bay City, died Friday, July 1, 1977, at the V. A. Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was born April 14, 1919, in Waller. Survivors include his wife Delores Zernicek of Bay City; daughters Janice and Priscilla Zernicek of Bay City; sons Emil J. Zernicek of Texas City, George Zernicek of El Campo, Steven and Mark Zernicek of Bay City; brothers Joe Zernicek of Bay City, Ludwig Zernicek of Wadsworth; sisters Mrs. Josephine Green of Wadsworth, Mrs. Martha Owen of Bay City, Mrs. Louise Seward of Dutchmills, Arkansas, Mrs. Frances Huggins of Wharton.

 

He was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church. Rosary was held at 7:30 PM, Sunday July 3, in the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel. Mass was said at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 10:00 AM, Monday, July 4, 1977, with the Rev. Charles Sonnier officiating. Burial was in the Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers were Melvin Huggins, Alfonse Cerny, Alfred Cerny, Dan Welfel, Brice Green, and Ludwig Zernicek. Services were under the direction of Dick R. Elkins’ Bay City Funeral Home.

 

The Daily Tribune, July 4, 1977                Courtesy of Susie Adkins

 


Joe Zernicek & Thelma L. Zernicek - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Lillian G. Zernicek

(August 3, 1926 - December 8, 2014)

Lillian G. Zernicek, 88, went to be with her Lord on Monday, December 8, 2014. Lillian was born on August 3, 1926 in Old Gulf, Texas to the late Harry Aaron and Freda Behmer Culver.

Lillian was a twin, who’s brother died in WWll. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Lillian was one of the founding members of the Memory Makers Quilt Guild which started in 1993 and a member of Wadsworth Homemakers Club, Busy Bee Club and Bay City Homemakers for a Total of 23 years. Lillian was a life time member of the Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. Post 2438, and she was also a Gold Star Sister. She was a life time member of the Woodman of the World. Lillian’s hobby’s were sewing, quilting, cooking, baking and crafts.

Lillian was survived by her children, Michael Zernicek and wife Edith Sanchez, Joseph Zernicek and wife Karen, Theresa Winebrenner and husband Ben, Anthony Zernicek, Lillian Wheeler; 18 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ludwig, brothers, Edward Culver, Lawrence Culver, Francis Culver; son Ludwig Lawrence Zernicek.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00P.M. Wednesday with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00P.M. at the funeral home. The Mass of the Resurrection will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday December 11 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. Greg Korenek celebrant. Rite of committal will follow at St. Francis Cemetery in Wadsworth. Serving as pallbearers will be Christopher McPeak, Michael McPeak, Kent Morris, Chip Morton, Matt Hammond, Clifford Zernicek, Joe V. Zernicek, and Phil Wheeler. Honorary pallbearers Ludvik Zernicek and Sean-Mark Zernicek. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bay City Homemakers, P.O. Box 946, Bay City, Tx. 77404, Memory Makers Quilt Guild , P.O. Box 876, Bay City, Texas, American Cancer Society or V.F.W. Post 2438 in Bay City.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Joe Zrubek  Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Louis Zrubek & Mary Zrubek  Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Jose Zuniga, Jr.Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

 

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Apr. 9, 2014
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Apr. 9, 2014
 

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