Matagorda County Obituaries

Paul Zamora

Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


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.

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



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

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

Bay City Tribune, October 26, 2014

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.


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