Our Obituaries

Carmen M. Salinas

February 20, 1916 - January 26, 2018

Carmen M. Salinas, 101 of Port Lavaca passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018. She was born in Michoacan, Mexico on February 20, 1916 to Amado and Julia Rios Morales. She is survived by her sons, Johnny Molina and Frank Molina both of Port Lavaca; sister, Matilde M. (Reynaldo) Bravo of Bay City; brother, Chris Morales of Port Lavaca, Eugenio Morales of Houston, Braulio Morales of Houston; two...
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Christina Y. Pena

January 26, 1933 - January 25, 2018

Christina Y. Pena, 84 of Killeen passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She was born January 26, 1933 in La Grulla, TX to Bartolo and Manuela Becho Ybarra.She is survived by her husband, Homero Pena, Sr. of Killeen; daughter, Hilda Pena Galindo of Killeen; sons, Homer Pena, Jr. of Corpus Christi, Thomas Pena of Port Lavaca, Hector David Pena of Killeen; brother, Lino Ybarra of Houston; ten...
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Genoveva Ortiz

April 2, 1954 - January 21, 2018

Genoveva "Janie" Ortiz, 63, of Port Lavaca passed away January 21, 2018. She was born April 2, 1954 in Port Lavaca to Alejo and Celia T. Ortiz. Janie was the life of the party and loved to dance and sing. She loved Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Janie really enjoyed coloring, doing puzzles and watching movies with her nieces and nephews and they knew NOT to...
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Lydia Oldham Schuetz

March 6, 1947 - January 17, 2018

Lydia Oldham Schuetz, 70, of Palacios passed away January 17, 2018. She was born March 6, 1947 to Virginia Nell Motes Oldham and Ney Oldham Jr. She started her Teaching career in Bay City and spent her last 28 years with Palacios ISD.She is survived by her husband, Dennis L. Schuetz; son, Leland Dennis Schuetz and his wife, Nancy Herman Schuetz; sister, Nancy Howard and husband, Glenn; brother,...
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JoAnn Foester Stiegler

March 14, 1944 - January 14, 2018

JoAnn Foester Stiegler, 73, of Port Lavaca passed away January 14, 2018. She was born March 14, 1944 in Port Lavaca to Louis John Foester Jr. and Lena Bastin Foester. She was a member of the Methodist Church and was an avid petit pointer and quilter while she was healthy. She was an excellent cook and loved and cared deeply for all her family. There never was a time growing up that her...
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William O. West

July 16, 1937 - January 8, 2018

William O. West, 80, of Port Lavaca passed away January 8, 2018. He was born July 16, 1937 in Duncan, OK to L.T. West and Mary Jo Downard West. He was a life long member of the United Methodist Church. He was a retired coach from Calhoun High School, member of the Texas Coaches Association and served in the US Army. He was an accomplished athlete. Bill played on the State Championship Football...
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Mary Aurora Silvas

October 25, 1920 - January 6, 2018

Mary Aparicio Silvas, 97, of Port Lavaca passed away January 6, 2018. She was born October 25, 1920 in Goliad to Isaac and Manuela Villareal Aparicio. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters.Mary is survived by her daughters, Mary Jane Twedell (Mike), Hope Sylva (Sam) and Dorothy Ann Fletcher (Ed); sisters, Rose Aparicio, Andy Morales, Tony Garcia and Francis...
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Paula Schultz

April 15, 1938 - January 6, 2018

Paula Schultz, 79, of Tivoli passed away January 6, 2018. She was born April 15, 1938 in Warsaw, Indiana to Erhardt "Cookie" and Dorothy "Dee" Koch. She was retired from the South Texas Nuclear Power Plant.Paula was a loving mother, grandmother and devoted farmer's wife. All of the family will remember the phone calls of her singing "Happy Birthday" to them on their birthdays. She was loved...
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Elton H. Heinrich

January 16, 1927 - December 23, 2017

Elton Herman Heinrich left to be with his heavenly Father on December 23, 2017. He was born January 16, 1927 in High Hill, Texas. Heinrich was a World War II veteran and was in the Pacific when the war came to an end. Elton saw first-hand the explosion cloud from the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima - he said it melted steel and railroad tracks and killed thousands of Japanese but also saved a...
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Cenon Rios Morales

April 23, 1928 - December 17, 2017

Cenon Rios Morales, 89, of Port Lavaca passed away December 17, 2017. He was born April 23, 1928 in Sweetwater, Michigan to the late Amado and Julia Rios Morales. He was a retired Mechanic and Catholic. He is survived by his children, Angel Morales (Aida), Amada Rodriguez (David), Mary Esther Moreno, Sebastian Morales (Lydia), Minerva Lopez, Freddy Morales (Melissa) and Annette Cruz (David);...
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Annie Bell Allen

September 13, 1930 - December 10, 2017

Annie Bell Allen, 87, of Port O'Connor passed away December 10, 2017. She was born September 13, 1930 in Victoria to the late Charlie and Delphine Kolle Bracken. She is survived by her husband, Bob Allen of Port O'Connor; son, Roy Allen and wife, Krista of New Braunfels and sister, Charlotte Morriss of Leander.Friends are welcome to come by Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home between 1-4 p.m....
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Retha M. Orsak

October 7, 1929 - December 9, 2017

Retha Mae Orsak, 88, of Port Lavaca, TX formerly of Port O'Connor, TX passed peacefully Saturday, December 9, 2017. Born October 7, 1929 in Port O'Connor she is survived by daughters, Helen Hawes, Virginia West and sons, Lawrence (Dianne) West and John West.Preceded in death by husband, Joe West; parents, Owen and Helen Raby; brothers, Dan, Jody, Robert Raby; daughter, Brenda Smetters and great...
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Benjamin Julian Hubbard

May 17, 1962 - November 23, 2017

Benjamin ("Ben" or "Benji") Jillian Hubbard was born in Glen Cove, New York to the late Levell and Gladys Hubbard on May 17, 1962. He departed this life on November 23, 2017.As a graduate of Locust Valley HS in NY, Benji loved sports! During his lifetime he played hockey and baseball for the town of Locust Valley. He also LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the Washington Redskins. When you entered his...
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Richard Kent Sikes

March 21, 1959 - November 15, 2017

Richard Kent Sikes, 58, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017. He was born March 21, 1959 in Port Lavaca to Ronald James Sikes and the late Virginia Elizabeth Campbell Sikes. He was employed in the construction industry.Survivors include his father, Ronnie (Lucy) Sikes of Port Lavaca; daughter, Alexandra Weed of San Antonio; sons, Von Edward Sikes of California and Riley Barton Sikes of San...
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Juan R. Serna

April 13, 1930 - November 13, 2017

Juan Serna entered eternal rest on Monday, November 13, 2017. He was born on April 13, 1930 to the late Rumaldo and Rosenda Serna. Juan enjoyed the outdoors, singing, joking, watching western movies and dancing with his beloved wife of 52 years, Alicia R. Serna. Juan was very humble, a kind man who always went above and beyond to help anyone in need.He is preceded in death by his parents; brother...
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Thach Van Le

August 28, 1965 - November 13, 2017

Thach "Rocky" Van Le of Seadrift, Texas passed away on November 13, 2017 at the age of 52. Rocky was born on August 28, 1965 in Vietnam. He was the owner of Rocky's Noodle House. Rocky is survived by his wife Phuong Pham, daughter Christina Nguyen, sister Lam Le and brother Ryan Le. A visitation will be Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home, 123 Newlin St., Port Lavaca,...
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Julie R. Hunter

July 13, 1945 - November 12, 2017

Mrs. Hunter was born in San Francisco, CA on July 13th, 1945 where her father served in the Navy during WWII. She grew up in New Orleans, LA and attended the University of Miami. She resided in Port O'Conner, Texas since 2002 with her beloved husband of 47 years, Elbert "Gene" E. Hunter.Mrs. Hunter passed peacefully in her sleep on November 12th, 2017 at the Port Lavaca Nursing and...
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Emil Joe Rokyta

August 18, 1924 - November 11, 2017

Emil Joe Rokyta, 93, of Port Lavaca passed away November 11, 2017. He was born August 18, 1924 in Port Lavaca to the late Frank J. and Delfie Holy Rokyta. Emil served his country during WWII in the United States Marine Corp and participated in action in Iwo Jima and Guam. He was retired from Alcoa, was a life member of the VFW Post 4403 and loved hunting, fishing and working in his yard and...
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Charles C. Lincoln

June 12, 1946 - November 5, 2017

Charles C. Lincoln of Victoria, Texas passed away on November 5, 2017 at the age of 71. Charlie was born on June 12, 1946 in Houston, Texas to the late Porter Marshal Lincoln and Emma Elizabeth Talevich Lincoln. Charles retired from the Calhoun County Independent School District after 17 years of service. Charlie was very proud of his work at the Seadrift Schools and Hope High School. Charles...
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Robert Ray Collins

March 1, 1920 - October 26, 2017

Robert Ray Collins, 97, of Port Lavaca passed away October 26, 2017. He was born March 1, 1920, in Kerens, TX to the late Robert Quillen and Lillie Dell Sain Collins. He was a Mechanic for Alcoa and served in the US Air Corps during WWII. Robert was a member of the Masonic Lodge and VFW Post 4403.He is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Evelyn Collins; son, Dwayne Collins and wife, Ruby...
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Reynaldo Martinez Zavala

December 6, 1949 - October 24, 2017

Reynaldo Martinez Zavala Sr., 67, of Bryan passed away October 24, 2017. He was born December 6, 1949 in Piedras Negras Coahuila, Mexico to the late Benigno Zavala and Guadalupe Martinez Rodriguez. He was retired from the Oil Field and a strong believer in his Christian faith. He loved to sing and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.He is survived by his...
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Armando Verber

August 27, 1967 - October 23, 2017

Armando Verber, 50, de Port Lavaca fallecio en Octubre 23, 2017. Fue nacido en Agosto 27, 1967 en Villa De Bustamante, Tamps. por los difuntos Cruz Verber y Sofia Reyna. Era un operador en Inteplast y Catolico. Le encantaba hir de pesca y los deportes. El era un mil usos, le gustaba la carpinteria y remodelar casas, bailar y carnes asadas. Siempre lo encontrabas trabajando en sus carros, en su...
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Paulo Antonio Rodriguez

February 13, 1962 - October 20, 2017

Paulo "Paul" Rodriguez, 55, of Port Lavaca, passed away on October 20, 2017. Paul was born in Port Lavaca to the late Cheno and FelÝcitas Rodriguez on February 13, 1962. He worked as a machinist for 36 years, and was dedicated to both his trade and family. His greatest joy was seeing and experiencing his kids and grandkids make their way through life. He loved music; one of his favorite past...
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Annette Louise Kennemer

June 24, 1925 - October 20, 2017

Annette Louise Kennemer, 92, passed away October 20, 2017. She was born June 24, 1925 in Pflugerville to the late Walter and Nettie Willmann Klattenhoff. Survivors: daughter, Barbara Kennemer; sister, Namoi Peters; grandchildren, Craig Kennemer and Karen Kennemer; Great-grandchildren, Daylon, Peyton and Jynieve Kennemer; great great-grandchild, Aiden Lee Kennemer. She was preceded in death by her...
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Gumesindo F. Torres

January 13, 1937 - October 17, 2017

Gumesindo F. Torres, 80, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was born January 13, 1937 in Gonzales, Texas to the late Jose and Petra Flores Torres. He is a retiree from Alcoa and was a member of the Catholic church.Survivors include his children, Norma (David) Ortega, Elizabeth (Victor) Venecia, Esmeralda (Billy Joe) Morrison and Gumesindo Torres, Jr. and Irene Valdivia; grandchildren,...
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Davye-Dawn Carter

October 26, 1938 - October 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home, Port Lavaca, TX.
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Cleveland Edward Stevens

June 22, 1935 - October 12, 2017

Cleveland (Steve) Stevens passed away on October 12, at the age of 82. He was born in Cuero, Texas to Marcus Lafyette and Mamie Stevens on June 22, 1935. He married the love of his life, Marilyn Faye, on December 24, 1953. Four children followed over the next 9 years. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, a daughter Charlotte (Paul), and three sons, Cole (Anna), DeWayne (Maggie), and Mark (Norma...
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Lily B. Ludwikowski

October 28, 1916 - October 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home, Port Lavaca, TX.
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Justin Dean Boggan

February 11, 1969 - October 7, 2017

Justin "Dean" Boggan, 48, of Port Lavaca passed away October 7, 2017. He was born February 11, 1969 in Mobile, Alabama to John Boggan and the late Dyann Reynolds. Dean was an Iron Worker, loved his music, motorcycle, friends and family. He was known to give you the shirt of his back and he NEVER met a stranger. He was the most compassionate and caring man and was helpful in so many ways. If...
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Benjamin H. Bates

September 4, 1933 - October 4, 2017

Benjamin Henry Bates, of Sun City, California, passed away peacefully at the age of 84, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. He was born September 4, 1933, in Texas, to the late Herman C. Bates Sr., and the late Mattie Lou Thompson Anglin.Ben is survived by his loving fiancée, Valerie McGee; daughter, Bliss; sons, Brandon, Eddie, and Ben Jr.; brothers, Charles and Bill Bates; and many...
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James Albert Turk

January 15, 1934 - September 25, 2017

James Albert Turk Sr. January 15, 1934 - September 25, 2017. Born in Luling, TX with a golden heart to Stringfellow and Octa V. (Kerby) Turk. Raised in the Thompson Oil Field River Bottom, James (Jimmy) attended Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, TX 1949-1953. James served our Country for many years as a member of the United States Air Force, during the Korean & Vietnam Wars. ...
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Frank H. Diebel

May 10, 1922 - September 23, 2017

Frank Henry Diebel, Jr., 95, of Port Lavaca, Tx passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving wife and family.Frank was born May 10, 1922 in Victoria, Tx to Frank Henry Diebel, Sr. and Lula (Smith) Diebel. Frank and his sister Mary Louise (Diebel) Black spent their early childhood years in Houston, Tx and then later moved to Victoria. Frank graduated from Patti...
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Robert M. Howe

April 25, 1923 - September 15, 2017

Robert Milton Howe was born to Harry M. and Audrey Fuller Howe on April 25, 1923 in San Antonio, Texas. He passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017. He married Marie Young on May 9, 1942 in San Francisco, California. They had two sons, Robert M. Howe, Jr. and Thomas W. Howe. Robert was devoted to his wife, sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren. After graduating from Brackenridge High...
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Robert M. Howe

April 25, 1923 - September 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home, Port Lavaca, TX.
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Robert Lee Gregory

June 9, 1991 - September 10, 2017

Robert Lee Gregory III, 26, of Port Lavaca passed away September 10, 2017. He was born June 9, 1991 in Port Lavaca to Robert Lee Gregory Jr. and Sherry Lynn Gregory. He received his Merchant Marine Credentials and was a Captain. He was a member of Parkway, Port Lavaca.He is survived by his parents; sister, Rachel Leah Gregory of Victoria; brothers, Kenneth Gregory and Gabriel Whittaker of Port...
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Orlando Orlando Hernandez

April 24, 1988 - September 4, 2017

Orlando Hernandez, 29, of Port Lavaca ascended to heaven Monday, September 4, 2017 after a 5 year battle with leukemia. He was born April 24, 1988 in Port Lavaca. Survivors include his wife, Brittany Michelle Arredondo Hernandez; daughters, Mariah Joslynn Hernandez and Jayla Josephine Hernandez; sons, Orlando Kayne Hernandez, Victor Orlando Hernandez, Jr. and Salvador Ismael Hernandez; and...
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Wayne Searcy

February 17, 1957 - August 31, 2017

Wayne Searcy, of Victoria passed away August 31, 2017. He was born February 17, 1957 in Port Lavaca to the late Bill Haynes and Mary Briseno Searcy. He was a retired Truck Driver and LOVED being a Grandpa!He is survived by his son, Marcus Searcy and wife, Shannon of Bloomington; daughter, Amanda Frank and husband, Darron of Billings, Montana; fiancé, April Lemmon of Victoria; sister, Diane...
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David John Willmann

September 3, 1956 - August 24, 2017

David John Willmann of Port Lavaca passed away on August 24, 2017 at age 60 in the presence of his family. He was born in Port Lavaca and lived there with family. He was well-known in the community for his big and ready smile, his willingness to help, and his desire to be useful to others. Active in the Salem Lutheran Church, he served as an acolyte and usher. He liked to do garden work and...
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Gary Wade McBride

July 12, 1944 - August 24, 2017

Gary Wade McBride, 73, of Port Lavaca, passed away on August 24, 2017. He was born on July 12, 1944 in Bay City, Texas to the late Frank and Aleene Deffenbaugh McBride. Gary is survived by his wife of 43 years, Rosemary McBride; sister, Carol Sue Barnett and husband, Charles; 4 children: sons, Troy McBride and Robert "Bobby" Charles Jahn, and daughters, Mary Kay Jahn and Francine Jahn Price and...
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Steven G. Burton

November 10, 1956 - August 24, 2017

Steven G. Burton, 60, of Port Lavaca passed away August 24, 2017. He was born November 10, 1956 in Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana to the late Glenn Dale and Roberta Grace Neill Burton. He was a Mud Engineer with Halliburton, Baroid and other oilfield companies. Steven was known for his love of collecting, and his humor. He loved woodworking, building and sci-fi.He is survived by his daughter,...
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Charles Briggs Wilborn

March 1, 1929 - August 24, 2017

Charles Briggs Wilborn, 88, from Port Lavaca, passed away on August 24, 2017 in Hewitt, TX. He was born in Port Lavaca to Everett and Leona Wilborn on March 1, 1929. He graduated from Port Lavaca High School. After high school he served his country in the U.S. army for 3 years. He married Patricia Hoffman on February 9, 1953. He spent the majority of his working career as foreman for Alcoa...
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Martin Rocha

January 1, 1970 - August 11, 2017

Martin Rocha - The Fisherman gets to fish the heavens now. He has gained his wings and joins his wife in Heaven. He stayed with us 47 years and lost his battle of cancer at Jenni Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas at 9:19 p.m. on August 11, 2017. He was born on January 1, 1970 to Virginia Bellah.He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Rocha and son, Martin A. Rocha Jr.; brothers, Alvin Torres...
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Janice Sue Nelson

July 14, 1959 - August 6, 2017

Janice Nelson was born in Abilene, TX on July 14, 1959. The Lord called her home on August 6, 2017. Janice was a fun-loving, free-spirited women who loved her family and pets dearly. She had a passion for football, fishing, and gardening; the beach was like her second home. Janice always found joy in helping others, and rescued many animals throughout her time on earth, including releasing all...
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Bonifacio Gonzales

August 3, 1962 - August 5, 2017

Bonifacio "Bon" Gonzales Jr. passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017. He was born August 3, 1962 in Port Lavaca to the late Bonifacio "Blanco" Gonzales Sr. and Irene Mendoza. Bonifacio was Catholic by faith and a Dallas Cowboy fan.He is survived by his wife, Terry Lee Hurley Gonzales; his daughter, Wendy Rene Manning (Andy Wesoloski); his son, Bonifacio "Baby Bon" Gonzales III (Sarah); brothers,...
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Joe David Stringo

September 23, 1947 - August 3, 2017

Joe "David" Stringo, 69, of Port O'Connor passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on August 3, 2017. He was born September 23, 1947 in Victoria to Jesse Emmanuel Stringo, Sr. and Rose Ramos Stringo Bryant. Joe retired from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Following retirement Joe continued to fulfill his position as Assistant Manager of Shoalwater Bay Club in Port O...
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Thomas H. Reagan

December 20, 1941 - July 26, 2017

Thomas H. Reagan, 75, of Port Lavaca passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017. He was born December 20, 1941 in Victoria to the late Hilmer Thomas and Abundia Flores Reagan. Tommy served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Catholic Church.He survived by his sister, Doris Nelson of San Antonio, numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in...
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Don Williams

July 9, 1927 - July 22, 2017

Don Williams, 90, of Port Lavaca passed away July 22, 2017. He was born July 9, 1927 in Richland, TX to Clyde Lane and Ola Wells Williams. Don joined the US Navy during High School and served in WWII. After his discharge from the Navy he attended the San Antonio Art Institute. He worked for Exxon for 39 years and his fondest memories were working as a roughneck in the oil fields of South...
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R. Warren Whatley

July 4, 1938 - July 7, 2017

R. Warren Whatley Jr., 79, of Port Lavaca passed away July 7, 2017. He was born July 4, 1938 in Fort Worth, Texas to Reuben Warren Whatley and Lucille Pratt Whatley. He was a farmer, crop duster, loved to fish and hunt and watch old westerns. Warren served in the U.S. Army and was a Methodist.He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Whatley; son, Randall Steven Whatley and wife, Debra;...
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Antonio G. Esparza

February 2, 1934 - July 6, 2017

Antonio G. Esparza, 83, of Port Lavaca passed away July 6, 2017. He was born February 2, 1934 in Lampazos De Naranjo, Nuevo Leon to the late Antonio and Petra Garcia Esparza. He worked for many years for King Fisher Marine as a Crane Operator and was a Catholic.He is survived by his daughters, Yolanda Ochoa, Irma Zamora, Maria Rios, Adelaida Lugo and Sulema Mendez; sons, George, Israel, Roger...
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Ruth Fellers Miller Lusk

September 20, 1931 - July 5, 2017

Ruth Fellers Miller Lusk, 85, of Port Lavaca passed away July 5, 2017. She was born September 20, 1931 in Port Lavaca to William Jasper "W.J." Fellers and Eunice Irene Smothers Fellers. She worked as a Draftsman for Testengeer and loved to play table games and bingo.She is survived by her son, Robert Miller and wife, Janine of Wenatchee, Washington; daughter, Carolyn Hardy of Victoria; sister,...
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Alfred W. Schneider,

September 18, 1927 - June 26, 2017

Alfred W. Schneider, Jr., 89, of Point Comfort, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017. He was born one of thirteen children in Shiner, Texas on September 18, 1927 to the late Alfred E. Schneider and Rosie Schumann Schneider. He was raised in Palacios, Texas and went to school through the 11th grade and started to work in Dieschburg, later he earned his GED certificate. At the age of 18, he joined...
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Marian Odean McGrew

January 20, 1934 - June 24, 2017

Marian (Betsy) Odean McGrew, 83, of Port Lavaca joined her Heavenly Father June 24, 2017. She was born January 20, 1934 in Calallen, TX to Monroe McKinley and Opal Odean Crober. She was a 1952 graduate of Port Lavaca High School and was in the first graduating class of LVN from Victoria College on August 11, 1961.She is survived by her sons, Donny McGrew (Terri), Danny McGrew (Laura), Michael...
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Son Truong Nguyen

October 7, 1974 - June 23, 2017

Beloved son, brother, and uncle. Son Truong Nguyen, 42 of Seadrift, TX passed away June 23, 2017. Son was born in Vietnam to Thanh and Hoan Nguyen. He graduated from Calhoun High School in 1993. He worked as a Commercial Fisherman. Son is preceded in death by his Father, Thanh Nguyen and his sister, Diane Huong Nguyen. He is survived by his mother, Hoan Nguyen; his brother, Giang Nguyen; his...
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Michael Misemer

January 28, 1941 - June 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home, Port Lavaca, TX.
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Wayne Clayton Wehmeyer

September 17, 1954 - June 17, 2017

Wayne (Sonny) Clayton Wehmeyer, 62, passed peacefully with his entire family by his side on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his home in Port Lavaca, TX. He was born on September 17, 1954 in Port Lavaca, to Wayne and Dorothy (Marshall) Wehmeyer.Sonny was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He was also a mentor and teacher for the many young people who worked alongside him in his farming...
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Ronda Jo Stiegler

March 4, 1970 - June 12, 2017

Ronda Jo Stiegler, 47, of Dallas passed away June 12, 2017. She was born March 4, 1970 in Port Lavaca to Ronnie and Joann Stiegler. Ronda was a graduate of Calhoun High School and Texas A&M University. She was a teacher for the last 20 plus years.She is survived by her parents; sister, Stacy Nichols; niece, Sage Sexton; numerous cousins and friends.A Memorial Visitation will be held Friday,...
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Richard Torres

February 17, 1955 - June 8, 2017

Richard Torres passed away on June 8, 2017 at the age of 62. Richard was born February 17, 1955 to the late Faustino Torres and the late Sara Rojas Torres in Laredo, TX. Richard was a former King Fisher Marine Service Employee and a Catholic.Richard enjoyed working on and driving older model cars and trucks. He was an avid fisherman and felt right at home sitting in his flat bottom boat out in...
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Jill Ellen Griffin Stover

August 19, 1958 - May 26, 2017

Jill Ellen Griffin Stover from Keene Valley, NY, died peacefully on May 26, 2017, in her beloved home town of Port Lavaca, Texas surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of Dr. John Wallace Griffin and Marian Ellen McCutcheon Griffin and was born in Houston, Texas on August 19, 1958. She attended public schools in Port Lavaca, Texas, and lived in Venezuela for a year after graduating...
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Joyce Rohde

April 11, 1933 - May 25, 2017

Joyce Rohde, 84, of Port Lavaca passed away May 25, 2017. She was born April 11, 1933 in Plum, TX to the late Emil and Lillian Blaha Zigal. She was the most devoted wife, mother, Granny and the love for family and friends were her world. Granny's legacy will live in our hearts forever.She is survived by her daughters, Joan Kalisek (Frankie), Patricia Farmer (David) and Debbie Boedeker; 7...
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Frank Michalek

February 5, 1944 - May 21, 2017

Frank Michalek, 73, of Port O'Connor passed away May 21, 2017. He was born February 5, 1944 in Yorktown, TX to the late Rudolph and Minnie Bertha Waltersdorf Michalek. Frank served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of First Baptist Church in Port O'Connor.He is survived by his wife, Debbie Michalek of Port O'Connor; sons, Mark Michalek (Tricia) of Cibolo, Rodney Michalek ...
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Ora Lea Pecena

December 7, 1943 - May 14, 2017

Ora Lea Pecena (Sissie), 73, of Port Lavaca passed away peacefully on May 14, 2017. Sissie was born December 7, 1943 in Floresville, TX. She spent her life as a devoted homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Sissie touched many lives with her kindness, and never turned a person away in need. She enjoyed reading and watching wrestling, but most of all just spending time...
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Melvin Cleo Thompson

February 11, 1917 - May 8, 2017

Melvin Cleo Thompson, 100, of Seadrift passed away May 8, 2017. He was born February 11, 1917 in Gilmer, TX to the late Jim and Nora Sisson Thompson. Melvin worked for Brown and Root as a mill wright. He was known for his love of bass fishing and gardening and was a Deacon at First Baptist Church in Seadrift.He is survived by his daughter; Linda Brasseux; son, Jerry Thompson; 12 grandchildren;...
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James Reed Maikoetter

November 29, 1994 - May 1, 2017

James R. Maikoetter, 22, of Port Lavaca, took his place in heaven with God on May 1, 2017. He was born in Victoria, Texas November 29, 1994 to Roxanne Maikoetter. James married Haley See of Seadrift on March 21st, 2016 and together had a daughter, Paislee James. He worked as an Operator for D & B Flowback & Well Testing. James, affectionately known as "Cowboy," loved to hunt, camp, and...
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Betty L Rutherford Jager

September 29, 1935 - April 27, 2017

Betty Lee Rutherford Jager, 81, of Blessing, TX, lost her battle to Pancreatic Cancer and gained her Angel Wings on April 27, 2017. She was born September 29, 1935 in Freeport, TX to the late Earl Cordell and Blanche Edna Blackmon Patton. She was a faithful, loving mother who spent her time as a homemaker ensuring that her family's needs were met. She is survived by her husband, Carl Jager;...
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Helen B. Gross

February 15, 1914 - April 21, 2017

Helen Baker Gross passed away peacefully with her niece by her side at Kindred Hospice in San Antonio on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the age of 103. She was the youngest of 13 children born to James Artemas and Sarah Alice Baker in Lockney, Texas on February 15, 1914. She was a life-long member of the Church of Christ.After high school Helen attended Lippert Business School in Plainview where she...
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Bertice LaVerne Wiggins

June 7, 1927 - April 5, 2017

Bertice LaVerne Brister Wiggins, 89, went to be with her Heavenly Father on April 5, 2017. She was born June 7, 1927 in Foster, Oklahoma to William Mack and Mattie Frances Hodge. She graduated high school in Wynnewood, Oklahoma in 1945 and on August 27, 1946 Bertice married the love of her life, William Thomas Wiggins and they shared 31 wonderful years together before his passing in November...
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Irene Salinas

October 15, 1949 - April 1, 2017

Irene Salinas, of Houston, TX, beloved mother and grandmother entered her heavenly home on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Houston, Texas at the age of 67. She was born on October 15, 1949 in Port Lavaca, TX to Charles M. Delgado Sr. and Margaret G. Delgado.Irene is preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 42 years, Alfred Antonio Salinas Sr.She is survived by her daughter Rose A....
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Virgie Mae January

March 8, 1937 - March 29, 2017

Virgie Mae January, 80, of Port Lavaca passed away March 29, 2017. She was born March 8, 1937 in McGregor, TX to the late Hardy and Olga Weidemann Bartels. Virgie worked at the Port Lavaca Wave and was known for her "Cooking with Virgie" article, was active in the Fraternal Order of Eagles and VFW Women's Auxiliary. She loved to bake cookies, make school party favors for her grandchildren and...
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John Alvin Bates

February 17, 1954 - March 28, 2017

John Bates, 63, of Port Lavaca passed away March 28, 2017. He was born February 17, 1954 in Kilgore, TX to the late Herman C. Bates Sr. and Mattie Lou Thompson Anglin. John was a welder and a foreman for King Fisher Marine.He is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn A. Bates; daughter, Renee Lynn Bates; son, Billy Taylor, Jr. and brothers, Ben, Charles and Bill Bates.He was preceded in death by...
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Rosa Maria Amador

December 16, 1948 - March 8, 2017

Rosa Maria Amador, 68, of Port Lavaca passed away March 8, 2017. She was born December 16, 1948 in Bloomington, TX to the late Joe and Maria Reyes. Rosa was a LVN at Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca.She is survived by her husband, Johnny Amador; daughter, Christine Amador; sons, John Patrick Amador (Sally Bonuz), Don Amador (Sally); sisters, Diane Gonzales, Rita Rodriguez, Missy Reyes;...
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Blanca Azucena Garza Amejorado

April 15, 1934 - March 5, 2017

Blanca Azucena Garza Amejorado, 82, of Port Lavaca passed away March 5, 2017. She was born April 15, 1934 in Los Ebanos, TX to the late Albino and Santos Flores Garza. She graduated from La Joya High School and was a member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church, Port Lavaca.She is survived by her children: Alfredo (Josie) Amejorado of Victoria, Sylvia (Joe) Escojido of Victoria, Tony (Diane...
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Agnes Belle Crosier

August 7, 1922 - March 4, 2017

Agnes Belle Pendergrass Crosier, 94, of Cade, LA, formerly of Seadrift, passed away March 4, 2017. She was born August 7, 1922 in Rosanky, TX to the late Silas and Mary Belle Webb Pendergrass. Agnes was a retired CRNA and served in the US Navy during WWII on the USS Rescue.She is survived by her son, Jess Erwin Crosier and wife, M'Liss Landry Crosier of Cade, LA and grandsons, Jess Walter...
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Ruth Jane Morris

January 11, 1939 - March 2, 2017

Ruth Jane Morris, 78, of Point Comfort passed away March 2, 2017. She was born January 11, 1939, in Flatonia to the late Rudolf and Georgia Janacek. Ruth was an excellent seamstress, quilter and cook.She is survived by her husband, Charles Donald Morris; sons, David and Jimmy Ezzell; sister, Georgia Edwards; brother, Victor Janacek; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.She was preceded in...
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Denise Annette Villalon

February 22, 1969 - February 15, 2017

Denise Annette Villalon, 47, of Port Lavaca passed away February 15, 2017. She was born February 22, 1969 in Lacompte, LA to Dixie Aline Ober Honzell and the late Duane Arland Benson. She was a LVN for Matagorda Regional Hospital and a Mormon.She is survived by her husband, Joe Villalon; daughters, Kristen Fulberg, Katy Fulberg and Elizabeth Alvarez; brothers, Duane Benson Jr. and Torrey...
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Clara Mae Reese

August 19, 1930 - February 7, 2017

Clara Mae "Pat" Reese, 86, of Olivia passed away February 7, 2017. She was born August 19, 1930 in Center, Texas to the late I.V. and Annie Mae Morris. She worked as a secretary for Calhoun County ISD. Pat was a member of the Church of Christ and Texas Retired Teachers Association.She is survived by her husband, Johnny Reese of Olivia; sons, Johnny H. Reese, Jr. of Dallas and Steven D. Reese of...
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Leah Marie Richter Griffin

May 29, 1943 - February 2, 2017

Leah Marie Richter Griffin of Port O'Connor, TX went to be with the Lord on February 2, 2017 after a short battle with Leukemia. Leah was born May 29, 1943 in Houston, TX. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Marie Richter; son, Ronnie Richter; uncle, Tommy Dean and her mother-in-law, Jeanie Griffin.She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Kenneth Griffin of Port O'Connor;...
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Mary Jo McKibbon

June 3, 1931 - February 1, 2017

Mary Jo McKibbon, 85, of Port Lavaca passed away February 1, 2017. She was born on June 3, 1931, in Palo Pinto, TX. She was a Methodist. Mary Jo retired from First National Bank as Asst. Vice President in April, 1999 after 38 years of service. She enjoyed many years as a volunteer for Calhoun County Community Ministries and the Food Pantry.Mary Jo is survived by her two children: daughter,...
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Willie Delmer Scott

November 13, 1942 - January 31, 2017

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Delmer Scott

November 13, 1942 - January 31, 2017

Delmer Scott, age 74, passed away January 31, 2017; after a 9 year fight with Mesothelioma. Delmer was born and raised in Port O'Connor, TX on November 13, 1942; he was the son of Alpha Lee Scott and Esther Thumann Scott.After serving four years in the Coast Guard, stationed in Maine; he became a commercial fisherman. After retiring from Bobbies Bait in Port O'Connor he began his newest adventure...
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LeRoy Braden

August 11, 1928 - January 18, 2017

LeRoy Braden, 88, of San Antonio, formerly of Port Lavaca, passed away on January 18, 2017. He was born on August 11,1928 in Port Lavaca, Texas to Arthur and Anna Braden. LeRoy graduated from Port Lavaca High School in 1945 and attended Texas A and I University where he earned a BBA in Accounting. He began working at Alcoa and was interrupted by a two year stay in Germany during the Korean War...
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Nelda A. Hargrove

October 27, 1931 - January 15, 2017

Nelda Ann Finster Hargrove, 85, of Port Lavaca passed away January 15, 2017. She was born October 27, 1931 in Port Lavaca to the late John Taft Finster and Betsy Irene Posey Finster. She graduated from Port Lavaca High School as Valedictorian Class of 1949. Nelda was an entrepreneur operating Radio Telephone Answering Service for 35 years and a Homemaker.She is survived by her husband whom she...
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Freda Darlene Sanchez

August 24, 1946 - January 12, 2017

Darlene Sanchez, 70, of Port Lavaca passed away January 12, 2017. She was born August 24, 1946 in Refugio to Anita Schultz. She was a retired clerk for the Calhoun County District Clerks Office.She is survived by her husband, Feliberto Sanchez; son, Jerry L. Clark (Kristin); and 3 grandchildren, Zane and Zach Herrera and Bryan Clark.She was preceded in death by her mother.A Memorial Service...
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Ann Prasek Hanselman

March 20, 1928 - January 9, 2017

Ann Prasek Hanselman, age 88, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. She was born on March 20, 1928, to Tom and Julia (Layton) Prasek in Witting, Texas. Following a whirlwind courtship, on September 29, 1946, she and Joe Hanselman married and lived in Tivoli. After Joe's passing, Ann moved to her little house on the bay in Austwell.Once diagnosed with...
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Constance Sussanne Moehler

December 29, 1945 - January 1, 2017

Constance Sussanne Moehler (nee Wimberley) Age 71, of Port Lavaca, TX, passed away on January 1, 2017. She passed after fighting the ravages of stage IV colon cancer for 4.5 years. She fought a valent battle against this horrible disease. She will be missed by all that knew her.Connie was uncomplicated. She was apple pie and clothes dried in the sun and the smell of fresh bread baking. I...
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George Hilbert Andrus

April 4, 1943 - December 19, 2016

George Hilbert Andrus, citizen of Seadrift, TX passed away December 19, 2016 at the age of 73. He was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Jesse H. Andrus of Houston, TX, and adopted brother to the late Pete and Lea Hall of Seadrift. George was a graduate of Texas A&M University. He retired from teaching from Seadrift Elementary School but will probably be remembered most for his life-long...
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Glenn Blevins

April 6, 1927 - December 19, 2016

On Monday, December 19, 2016, Glenn Blevins happily went home to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born to Walter and Dora Hardwick Blevins on April 6, 1927 in Bosque County Texas. He was loved by all his family and friends. He retired from Alcoa after 27 years. He loved to hunt, fish and sing.He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Pat Blevins; brothers: Leonard, Jerry, Leroy, Larry...
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Felicitas G. Perez

September 1, 1931 - December 8, 2016

Felicitas G. Perez, 85, passed away December 8, 2016. She was born September 1, 1931 in Dacosta to the late Leonides and Carolina Garcia. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Lobo, Stella Garza and Bertha Robles; sons, Joe L. Perez, James Perez, David Perez and Robert Perez; 4 sisters; 10 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.Visitation will...
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Larry Koop

January 14, 1956 - December 6, 2016

Larry Koop, 60, of Edna was called to his heavenly home and "higher hunting grounds" on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. He was born January 14, 1956 in Victoria to Dorothy Jacobs Koop and the late Ewald Koop. He worked for Jackson Electric Co-op for the last 41 years starting out as a lineman, then foreman and finally line construction superintendent. Larry was known for his love of hunting,...
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Ronald J. Cummings

October 20, 1967 - December 5, 2016

Heaven has gained another angel. Ronald J. Cummings Jr., 49, of Port Lavaca passed away December 5, 2016. He was born October 20, 1967 in Port Lavaca to Ronald J. Cummings Sr. and the late Josephine Srubar Cummings. He worked for Alcoa for 16 years.He is survived by his loving wife, Vicky A. Cummings; father, Ronald J. Cummings Sr.; sister, Tangie Little; sisters-in-law, Mary Morris (John) and...
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Violet Colianni

February 22, 1930 - November 25, 2016

Violet Mae "Vi" (Morgan) Colianni, 86, of Seadrift, passed away Nov. 25, 2016. Born Feb. 22, 1930 in McAllen, she was the daughter of the late Alton "A.L." and Eva Morgan.She attended school in the Valley and married her soul mate, Louis Colianni, Dec. 31, 1949. She and her family lived in several locations in South Texas, settling in Victoria before Louis' retirement. She...
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Billie Marie Dierlam

December 31, 1926 - October 29, 2016

Billie Marie Dierlam, 89, passed away October 29, 2016. She was born December 31, 1926 to the late Walter and Lucy Jackson.She is survived by her daughters, Sharron Marek (Donnie) of Port Lavaca, Merri Lynn Hillis (Don) of Wharton; son, John Dierlam (Charlene) of Port Lavaca; grandchildren, Moby and Maury Marek and Holly and Jon Hillis and great-grandchildren, Molly, Jake, Madi and Megan Marek...
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Eugene Sampson

June 14, 1927 - October 23, 2016

Eugene Sampson, 89, of Port Lavaca passed away October 23, 2016. He was born June 14, 1927 on a farm outside of Mattoon, IL to the late Virgil Lee and Wreatha Irene Guymon Sampson. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and Korea then retired from Alcoa after 33 years. Eugene was also a member of the VFW.He is survived by his son, Allan Sampson and wife, Josie; sister, Karen Sampson DeShazo; 2...
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Patricia Coffey Walker

January 23, 1923 - October 16, 2016

Patricia (Patsy) Coffey Walker went to be with Our Lord on Sunday, October 16, 2016. She was born on January 23, 1923, in Austin, Texas to James Ross Coffey and Esther Dierlam Coffey. She was a descendant of early Calhoun County pioneers. Patsy was a graduate of Austin High School and Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State. She also attended The University of Texas at Austin and...
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Minnie Lea Montier Hall

January 23, 1937 - October 4, 2016

Minnie Lea Montier Hall, wife of the late Carlton W. "Pete" Hall, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 4, 2016, holding her grandson, Brandon Randall's, hand. She was born in Port Lavaca, TX January 27, 1937, attended Calhoun High School and graduated from Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos where she met and married the love of her life, Pete Hall. She lived happily in Seadrift, TX...
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D.C Qualls

November 3, 1937 - September 29, 2016

D.C. Qualls, 78 of Port Lavaca passed away September 29, 2016. He was born November 3, 1937 in Wichita Falls to the late Walter Jackson and Mary Madge Morris Qualls. He was an I.E. Technician for Alcoa and served in the Army Reserves for 6 years. D.C. was known to have called himself a "Jack of all trades and master of none". He worked as a Dredgehand, Tankerman and Merchant Marine Diver. He...
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Joe Charles Pena

December 13, 1930 - September 27, 2016

Joe Charles Pena Sr., 85, of Port Lavaca passed away September 27, 2016. He was born December 13, 1930 to the late John B. and Adela M. Pena. Joe was a Catholic and served in the United States Marine Corp and fought in the Korean War.He is survived by his daughters: Sheryl Pena, Annie Gonzalez, Rosie Adams and Julie Brown; sons: Joseph Charles Pena Jr. and John Charles Pena Sr.; sister, Rose...
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Annie F. Vickery

January 25, 1934 - September 23, 2016

Annie Faye Vickery, 82, of Olivia passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. She was born on January 25, 1934 in Leander, Texas to the late Edgar B. Peeples and Pauline E. Smith Peeples. She was a loving mom and grandmother who was cherished by all.She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Ann Mesick of Olivia and Lisa McClendon (Mike) of Round Rock; son Bobbie Jay Vickery (Judy) of Olivia; also...
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Patricia Novosad Lester

April 30, 1937 - September 19, 2016

Patricia Novosad Lester, 79, of Port Lavaca passed away September 19, 2016. She was born April 30, 1937 in East Bernard to the late August Joseph Thomas Novosad and Pearline Find Novosad. Patricia was retired from Calhoun County High School where she taught Homemaking for many years. She loved to play bridge, to dote on her grandkids, sewing and she loved the extensive travelling she was able...
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Michael M. Fricke

December 10, 1936 - September 15, 2016

Michael Moorman Fricke, 79, of Port Lavaca passed away at his home surrounded by family on September 15, 2016. He was born December 10, 1936, in Daisetta, TX. When Michael was a small child his family moved to Bay City, where he grew up and graduated from Bay City High School. Michael graduated from The University of Texas with a B.A. in Psychology in 1958 and then received his LL.B. from The...
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Manuel N. Islas

January 25, 1939 - September 13, 2016

Manuel N. Islas, Jr. of Port Lavaca passed away September 13, 2016. He was born January 25, 1939 in Port Lavaca to the late Manuel Islas, Sr. and Cecilia Navarro Islas. He was retired from Alcoa and served in the U.S. Army.He is survived by his sister, Frances I. Luera and husband, Telesforo "Jr."; nephew, Michael Luera and niece, Betty Luera and Don Hearen.He was preceded in death by his...
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