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Ladis John Uher - Roselawn Memorial Park


Adolph Frank Uherek, 79, of Van Vleck died April 4, 2004 at his residence. He was born August 14, 1924 in Needville to the late Louis August and Caroline Amelia Ondras Uherek.

Mr. Uherek was a member of Harvest Time Church, a resident of Van Vleck since 1958, a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army, and was a retired pumper with Marathon Oil.

Survivors include his loving and caring wife, Rose Mary Uherek of Van Vleck; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nova Jean and Hubert Dewayne Orr, Caroline Mae and Vernon Ray Griffith; son and daughter, Louis Ray and Gay Lynn Uherek all of Van Vleck; sisters, Wilsie Huffer of Old Ocean, Janet Woodard of the Dallas area, Evelyn Galenar of Guy and Irene Rush of Markham; brothers, Alfred Uherek of West Columbia and Raymond Uherek of Victoria; eight grandchildren, David Orr of Cedar Lane, Franky Orr, Chris Orr, Louis “Bubba” Uherek Jr. and Julie Griffith all of Van Vleck, Luanne Crosby of Alto, Karen Nelson of Rosenberg and Susan Griffith of Alvin.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Lydia Bosak and Rosie Emerson; and brothers, Lud and Henry Uherek.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 2004 at Harvest Time Church in Van Vleck with the Rev. Jim Hardaway officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park  Cemetery in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers will be David and Chris Orr, Joey Triplet, David Behlen, Louis “Bubba” Uherek Jr., and Ernest Canales. Honorary pallbearers will be Franky Orr and Steven Snyder.

The family will receive friends at Taylor Bros. from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening. Memorials may be made to The Hospice Support Group, Inc., 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo, Texas 77437 or Harvest Time Church, HC 2 Box 111A, Bay City, Texas 77414.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Otto C. Umberger - Roselawn Memorial Park


Dec. 25, 1922 - Oct. 11, 2005

John Louis Underwood, Sr., 82, of Bay City, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2005, at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

He was born December 25, 1922, in Rogers, Texas, to the Late Martin Luther and Mattie Jewell Robinson Underwood.

Mr. Underwood served his country in the Army during WWII.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a resident of Bay City since the age of 11, and retired from the First National Bank in 1986 after 35 years of service.

Survivors include: his wife of 42 years, Lillian Ann Parker Underwood of Bay City; son, John Louis Underwood, Jr. and wife Nikole; and grandson, Hayden Parker Underwood, all of San Antonio.

Mr. Underwood was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Rigby.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 14, 2005, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with Dr. Joe Cannon Officiating.

Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park  in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers were Tony Wells, Frank Baker, Jr., Ray Postum, Charlie Johnson, Brent Ethington and James Barbour.

Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City 245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, October 16, 2005


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