Our Obituaries

Lawrence Wayne Kowalik

October 3, 1952 - January 26, 2018

Lawrence "Larry" Kowalik, of Victoria, Texas, passed away on January 26, 2018. Larry was born to Fred and Victoria Kowalik in McAllen, Texas. He was married to Lori Pavlish. He retired from the petrochemical industry after 43 years, "a long damn time". He was an avid outdoorsman and golfer who found great happiness in being surrounded by his family and friends. He was larger than life and brought...
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Bobby G. Johnson

August 28, 1936 - January 23, 2018

On January 23, 2018 the Lord took Bobby Johnson by the hand and led him to Heaven. Bobby was born August 28, 1936 in Ft. Worth to the late Alvah L. and Jimmie Jones Johnson. Bobby was a self-taught musician who taught himself to play every stringed instrument. He did praise music at the nursing home and wrote a wide range of gospel music. Bobby owned a welding shop, a gun shop, a craft store;...
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Colleen Aitchison

November 13, 1930 - January 21, 2018

Colleen F. Aitchison, 87, of Victoria, passed away January 21, 2018. Colleen was born November 13, 1930 in Victoria to the late George W. and Hattie Fae Whitfield Doherty. Colleen loved spending time with her grandsons and socializing with her friends. Colleen also had a big love of animals, from stray cats and turtles to her two birds that she had for many years. She was a member of the Bon Aire...
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James Kenneth Walters

October 10, 1932 - January 20, 2018

James Kenneth Walters passed away Saturday January 20th in his home in Victoria, TX. He was a Marine Corp. veteran of the Korean War and retired from Union Carbide. He was an avid fisherman and motorcyclist. He was a member of the NRA and a gun enthusiast and appreciated the outdoors. James loved his many dogs through the years. He rescued and adopted countless dogs and was a proponent for no...
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Leslie C. Fuhrman

July 29, 1928 - January 15, 2018

Leslie C. Fuhrman, 89, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018. He was born July 29, 1928 in Inez to the late Emil B. and Selma R. Mueller Fuhrman. He was a graduate of Patti Welder High School and received an Associates degree from Victoria College. Les was hired by Welders Equipment Company in Victoria in 1947 and left his position when he enlisted in 1950. He served his country in the United...
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Reinhart A. Schoener

December 8, 1924 - January 14, 2018

Reinhart A. Schoener, 93, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018. He was born December 8, 1924 in Schulenburg, the youngest of nine, and the last surviving child of the late William and Theresia Klesel Schoener. He was a 1st class operator for the Alcoa Aluminum Company for 33 years, and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Reinhart enjoyed farming, gardening, dancing and spending...
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Susan Kruse

June 16, 1948 - January 13, 2018

Susan Louise Kruse, 69, of Victoria, passed away January 13, 2018. Susan was born June 16, 1948 in Chicago, IL to Maynard and Shirly Ekstrom Berg. Susan worked for The Victoria Advocate for over 21 years as a carrier. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.She is survived by her husband, Darrell Kruse; son, Ray Deres of Victoria and sister, Pam Berg of San Antonio. Graveside services will be...
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Marjorie A. Stewart

December 25, 1944 - January 13, 2018

Marjorie "Mitzie" Stewart, passed away January 13, 2018 in Victoria Texas.She was preceded in death by husband, James B Stewart of Victoria, Texas, mother, Anna Atkinson, and father, John Atkinson of Corpus Christi, Texas. She is survived by her children, Eileen Stewart; son-in-law, Gary Hall; son, William J. Stewart and brothers, Clint and Tom Atkinson.Born on December 25, 1944 in New Orleans...
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Dennis Arthur Wallace

December 21, 1934 - January 13, 2018

Dennis Arthur Wallace Jr., 83, of Mission Valley, Texas went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus on January 13, 2018. Funeral Services will be held at Rocky Creek Baptist Church located in Mission Valley, Texas on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow the funeral, and visitation and lunch will take place afterward at Rocky Creek Baptist Church.Denny was born in...
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Joan M. Wallace

February 6, 1946 - January 12, 2018

Joan M. Wallace, 71 of Victoria passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. She was born in Portsmouth, OH on February 6, 1946 to John and Betty Perry. Joan was employed by Formosa in the payroll department. She is loved and remembered by her son, Jason Wallace of Victoria and her Betty Clark Conaway of Ohio. She was preceded in death by her father, John Perry and her husband, Robert Wallace.A...
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Thelma Jane Griffith

April 3, 1927 - January 12, 2018

Thelma Jane Griffith, born April 3, 1927, to Cecil and Alice Batchelder, went to be with the Lord on January 12, 2018. She is preceded in death by both her parents, her husband,Mack Griffith & brother, Don Batchelder.Jane and Mack lived in Point Comfort, TX for many years and at Mack's retirement, moved to Francitas, TX. Jane was a member of the Point Comfort Methodist Church and enjoyed...
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Douglas Dean Fleeman

August 28, 1946 - January 12, 2018

Douglas Dean Fleeman passed away on January 12, 2018 in Victoria, Texas. He was born to Loyd and Fannie Fleeman on August 28, 1946 in Victoria and spent his entire life on the family farm south of Da Costa. He was a farmer and loved the land.Doug is survived by his sister Betty Sims and his nephew Robert "Bobby" Sims, his aunt Doris Elsik of Victoria, numerous cousins, and many friends.Visitation...
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Karen M. Macha

May 14, 1932 - January 10, 2018

Karen Mae Macha passed away Wednesday, January 10th. She was born May 14th, 1932 in Victoria to the late William and Anita Diebel Gerhold. Karen is now celebrating in the presence of the Lord with Melvin and many loved ones.Karen spent most of her life in Victoria. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She and her husband, Melvin traveled extensively. Karen also loved...
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Eva L. Hewlett

July 25, 1935 - January 8, 2018

Eva Licerio Hewlett, 82, joined her Heavenly Father on Monday, January 8, 2018. She was a native of Victoria and born to the late Julian R. Licerio and Inez R. Licerio of Placedo on July 25, 1935. In her passing she will be reunited with her husband, Donald G. Hewlett, the love of her life; her sisters, Belia Sandoval, Irene Bernal, Esther Trevino, Tommie Delgado; her brother, Angel Licerio and...
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Charles B. Nelson, Sr.

August 24, 1931 - January 7, 2018

Charles B. Nelson, Sr., 86, left this life on January 7, 2018, to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Charles was born August 24, 1931 to the late Otto Stephen and Ruby Singer Nelson and was a lifelong resident of Inez, Texas. He retired from Texas Concrete after over 30 years of employment. Charles loved his pecan orchard and won several awards for his pecans. He also grew fruit trees and...
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David G. Keag

January 17, 1952 - January 6, 2018

David Grant Keag, 65, of Victoria, passed away January 6, 2018. David was born January 17, 1952 in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Harry Francis and Margaret Frederickson Keag. David retired after 27 years from Sysco Food Service. David lit up the room with his smile. David loved to tell jokes. He was always happy and had the biggest heart in the family. He made the best out of any...
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Elizabeth Terry Hewitt

October 20, 1938 - January 4, 2018

Elizabeth Terry Stofer Hewitt, 79, of Victoria, passed away on January 4, 2018 in Victoria, Texas.Visitation will be held at the Hewitt residence at 601 West Commercial in Victoria on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.The funeral service will be held at the Hewitt residence at 601 West Commercial in Victoria on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Jim Kee-Rees of...
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Vera Johnson Guynn

October 23, 1932 - January 3, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, TX.
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William Gayle Todd

November 11, 1940 - January 3, 2018

VICTORIA - William Gayle Todd (November 11, 1940 - January 3, 2018), aka Bill to co-workers, WG to some, Billy to high school friends and Willie UDS (a name I call myself when I had a weak technical thought, UDS means You Dumb Sh*t). This is a self written obit so do not change a thing!First the rules for the service: informal attire, no ties, no coats, jeans, shorts, whatever; come early, stay...
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Brian J. Rehak

October 3, 1980 - January 3, 2018

Brian James Rehak, 37, of Victoria, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Brian was born October 3, 1980 in Austin, Texas to James E. and Jean Baumgarten Rehak. Brian is survived by his parents, James and Jean Rehak of Victoria; sister, Blair Ann Hicks of Victoria; nephews, Trey Hicks, Ezra Sahadi; niece, Sarah Hicks; grandparents, Eugene "Gene" and Dorothy Rehak of Victoria; aunts and uncles,...
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Vera Johnson Guynn

October 23, 1932 - January 3, 2018

Vera Bishop Johnson Guynn (85) of Victoria, Texas passed away on Wednesday January 3, 2018. Vera was born on October 23, 1932 in Jasper, Texas to the late Gordon Hunt Bishop and Vera Dorman Bishop. Alongside raising a wonderful family, Vera became a lifelong educator working with children and students at Stanley Elementary, Victoria High School, and Victoria College. She loved family, earned two...
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Paul Harold Atkinson

April 9, 1972 - January 2, 2018

Paul Harold Atkinson, 45, of Victoria, passed away January 2, 2018. Paul was born April 9, 1972 in Harris County to the Floyd H. Atkinson and the late Nellie Rae Miller Hall.Paul is survived by his father, Floyd Atkinson (Kathy) of Cypress; brother, Wayne Atkinson (Allie) of Victoria; half-sisters, Liz Levins (Matt) of Katy, Sharon Bond (Neil) of Houston; grandmother, Doris Miller of Victoria;...
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Garland S. Hadley

December 29, 1942 - January 1, 2018

Woodville, TX - Garland Sterling Hadley, 75, passed away January 1, 2018. He was born December 29, 1942 in Edna, TX to the late Sterling and Myrtle Lee Swaby Hadley.Garland is survived by his wife, Frankie Sue Johnson Hadley; daughters, Gwen Bacak (Joe) of Ganado, Debbie Moreland of Edna, Tammy Flores (Michael) of Palacios; sisters, Rosie Lee Hadley, Renee Gonzales, Angela Hadley all of Houston;...
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Thelma Frost-Williams

March 18, 1938 - December 30, 2017

Thelma Frost-Williams (Honey), 79, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017. She was born March 18, 1938 in Delhi, Louisiana to the late Robert and Florence Reed Hammons. Thelma was employed by VISD for 30 years. She enjoyed her plants, shopping, decorating her house and making gourds. Thelma was a member of Parkway Baptist Church.Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Frost; son, David Frost...
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Fred James

April 7, 1930 - December 29, 2017

Otway Frederick "Fred" James, 87, returned to his Lord Friday, December 29, 2017 at his residence in Victoria. Born April 7, 1930 in Lubbock, he was preceded in death by his mother, Josephine Barton Harris Trammel, his father, Otway Francis James; three brothers, Glenn, Marvin and Joe James; two sisters, Marie Oughton and Frances Brewer. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Gerri Daniel James...
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Melvin M. Christian

March 22, 1923 - December 28, 2017

Melvin M. Christian, 94, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017. He was born March 22, 1923 in Sample, Texas to the late George and Lydia E. Mutschler Christian. He served his country in the United States Army Air Force in World War II. He married Joy Georgia Groth Christian in 1946, and they just celebrated 71 years of marriage. Melvin was a barber for over 70 years. He was a member of Our...
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James Leon Walton

October 14, 1925 - December 27, 2017

James Leon Walton, 92, of Victoria passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. He was born on October 14, 1925 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Jack and Ava Hamby Walton. He was a veteran of WWII in the Merchant Marines, steering the boat through the Panama Canal. He worked for the Department of Public Safety of Texas for 34 years and was an Honorary Texas Ranger. Mr. Walton was a Mason, 32-degree...
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Jeff W. New

December 16, 1931 - December 26, 2017

Jeff W. New passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 in Victoria, TX. He was born on December 16, 1931 in Franklin, TX to Jeff and Gussie Guttery New. As a child he worked for his dad at his service station and as a taxi driver in that small town of less than 1,000 people in Central Texas. Jeff graduated from Franklin High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955. While...
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Louise Emma Day

May 15, 1932 - December 26, 2017

Louise Emma Dillman Day began her remarkable adventure on May 15, 1932 in Mercedes, Texas in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley. She recalled fondly the sweet fragrance rising from the citrus groves. In 1939 her father and mother pulled up roots and moved to Corpus Christi, Texas which she grew to love. Often she would mention how she loved to read, memorize the words to songs of that era,...
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Rosella M. Kohutek

July 10, 1933 - December 24, 2017

Rosella Mae Young Kohutek, 84, of Alvin formerly of Victoria passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017. She was born July 10, 1933 in Victoria, TX to Joseph and Sara Watkins Young. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Humbird of Alvin, Karen Oesch of Richmond, TX, Wanda Johnson of New Albany, MS, Cindy Mudd of Victoria, Patricia Sipps of Alvin; sons, Allan Kohutek of Alvin, Jack Kohutek of...
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Gladiola Esther Dierlam

October 31, 1921 - December 22, 2017

Gladiola Esther Hengst Dierlam, 96, of Victoria, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017, in Victoria, Texas. She was born October 31, 1921 in Six Mile, TX. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 1 pm to 3 pm, followed by the funeral service at 3 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church. Reverend Barney Matocha, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will...
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Charlotte Dworaczyk Sartor

January 20, 1932 - December 22, 2017

Charlotte (Dworaczyk) Sartor, 85, of Victoria, Texas died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, December 22, 2017. She is survived by her children Greg (Patty), Julie (Charlie), Joan (Matt), John (Deena) and Gigi (Toby). She was known as Lulu to her 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, Asa. Surviving siblings are Helen, Veronica, Bernard, Archie, Frank, Marty, and Barbara. Her...
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Leilanie Rose Suarez

December 4, 2017 - December 20, 2017

Leilanie Rose Suarez, infant, passed away December 20, 2017. Leilanie was born December 4, 2017 in Corpus Christi to Cruz David Suarez and Theresa Marie Garza. Leilanie is survived by her parents; brothers, Anthony Ray Hernandez, Nathan Alexander Suarez; paternal grandparents, Cruz Suarez and Virginia Gomez both of Victoria; maternal grandmother, Theresa G. Garza of Chicago; paternal great...
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James B. Stewart

September 12, 1944 - December 20, 2017

James Bevens Stewart passed away December 20, 2017 in Victoria, Texas. He was preceded in death by mother, Kathleen Stewart and father, Wade Welton Stewart of Bryan, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie "Mitzie" Stewart; daughter, Eileen Stewart; son-in-law, Gary Hall; son, William James Stewart; and brothers, Warner and Chester Stewart.Born on September 12, 1944 he served his country in...
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Judy C. Anderson

February 6, 1949 - December 19, 2017

Judy C. Anderson, 68, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017 after a short illness. She was born February 6, 1949 in Cuero to the late Floyd Elmer and Doris Lorita Spears Schroat. Judy was a loving sister who stepped into the nurturing mother role when their own mother passed away at an early age. She worked as a dispatcher for Acme Trucking and also spent time training horses for many years in...
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Doris I. Rush

October 12, 1925 - December 18, 2017

Doris Irene Rush, 92, passed away December 18, 2017. Doris was born October 12, 1925 in Denver, CO to the late Robert E. and Mary E. Low Graham. Doris was a loving mother and grandmother. She had a passion for reading. She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and serving her church, United Methodist of Bloomington. She was a member of the Marine Corp Auxiliary, Purple Heart Auxiliary, Red Hat...
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Richard L. Kincaid

June 20, 1945 - December 17, 2017

Richard Lynn Kincaid, 72, of Victoria, passed away December 17, 2017. Richard was born June 20, 1945 in Gonzales, TX to Dorothy Elizabeth Hill Kincaid and the late Ray Harper Kincaid. Richard worked as a store manager for an oilfield supply store for many years until the oilfield declined in the 80's. Richard then started working for the Victoria County Sheriff's Department in 1988 as a...
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Lori Kay Schulte

November 12, 1962 - December 12, 2017

Lori Gaskins Schulte, 55, passed away December 12, 2017. She was born November 12, 1962 in Kenedy to the late Archie and Maurine Hagendorf Gaskins.Survivors include her son, Lucas Schulte and wife, Mikayla; sister, Cheryl Smith; brother, Dwayne Nutt; nieces, Carlyn Hammons, Annelise Hamilton and Christina Yanez and nephews, Franklin Smith, Travis Nutt and Talon Nutt. In addition to her parents...
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David Charles Oeltjen

August 29, 1960 - December 8, 2017

David Charles Oeltjen, 57, of Austwell, TX passed away, December 8, 2017. David was born August 29, 1960 in Odessa, TX to Ethel Virginia Garrison Richter and the late Marvin Lae Oeltjen. David was a driller and co-owner for a water well company and worked on oil rigs. He was a very outgoing person and truly enjoyed life. He loved the outdoors and you would find him spending his past time hunting...
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Ida T. Mareth

September 6, 1916 - December 7, 2017

Ida T. Hollub Mareth, 101, of Victoria, passed away December 7, 2017. Ida was born September 6, 1916 in Jackson County, TX to the late W.L. and Josephine Hairell Hollub. Ida was proud that she graduated from high school and completed the L.V.N program, where she worked as a nurse for a short time. She also taught school at High Valley School. Ida adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
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Margaret Marie Tillery

December 1, 1932 - December 6, 2017

Margaret Marie "Maggie" Tillery, 85, of Inez passed away Wednesday, December 6 2017. She was born December 1, 1932 in Inez, TX to Fred and Pomphilia Basquez. Maggie was a childcare provider for the First Baptist Church for over 30 years. She is loved and remember by her daughters; Linda Tillery Olguin of Inez, Minnie Smith of Edna; sons, Carlton (Shannon) Tillery of Inez; Frank (Helen) Tillery...
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Robert T. Willis

January 22, 1929 - December 6, 2017

Robert Thomas Willis, age 88, passed away December 6, 2017. He was born on January 22, 1929, in Ennis, TX to the late Noble Willis and Bobbie Sims Willis. At age 5, he met a little girl named Joan Wickliffe. They were married on August 1, 1947 and celebrated 70 years of marriage.Faith, family, friendship, and a hard work ethic defined his life. His Christian faith led him into lay ministry,...
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Ray Gage

April 17, 1932 - December 4, 2017

Ray Gage, 85, of Victoria passed away Monday, December 4, 2017. He was born April 17, 1932, in Eastland County, Texas to the late Aaron and Nell Morrison Gage. He graduated from Cisco High School in 1949. He began his career with the MKT Railroad and finished his working years with E.I. DuPont in Victoria where he was employed for twenty-seven years. He married his true love, Lorene Cumba Gage...
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Victoria D. Traber

October 21, 1919 - December 2, 2017

Victoria D. "Vicki" Traber, 98 of Victoria passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017. She was born October 21, 1919 in Falls City, TX to Jerome and Victoria Pruski Mzyk. Mrs. Traber was a retired supervisor for Southwestern Bell and a member of Our Lady of Victory Cathedral.Survivors include her sons, Raymond Lewis (Ramona) Traber of Missouri City, TX, Emil Lewis (Gloria) Traber III of Round...
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Billy G. Hill

June 30, 1936 - November 28, 2017

Billy Glenn Hill, 81, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017. He was born June 30, 1936 in Russellville, Alabama to the late Grover and Lizzie Fisher Hill. Billy served his country in the United States Air Force. After active military duty he worked for Entex (Houston Natural Gas) and retired after 30 years of service. He enjoyed ranching, hunting and being outdoors. Billy was also an...
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Billy D. Robertson

February 14, 1923 - November 27, 2017

Billy Dale Robertson, 94, formerly of Victoria passed away Monday, November 27, 2017. He was born February 14, 1923 in Clovis, New Mexico to the late James Floyd and Mary Alma Dick Robertson. Bill served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He worked as an engineer for Conoco building refineries and chemical plants. Gardening and wood working were two hobbies Bill enjoyed...
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Robert L. Williams

April 27, 1925 - November 26, 2017

Reverend Robert Louis Williams Jr., affectionately known as "Sonny", 92 of Placedo, TX died Sunday, November 26, 2017. He was born April 27, 1925 to the late Robert Louis Williams Sr. and Marie Agnes Watts Williams. He was an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church SWTC, where he served Williams Chapel Methodist Church and Goliad Parish Churches, Fannin Street and Mallalieu for 40...
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David L. Maxey

June 22, 1932 - November 20, 2017

David L. "Dave" Maxey, 85, of Victoria passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017. He was born June 22, 1932 in Cuero, TX to David R. and Bonnie Lou Prewett Maxey. Dave proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Air Force as a Staff Sergeant. After 31 years at DuPont, Dave retired as a production foreman He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was an active...
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Alphalea Lenz

January 20, 1930 - November 18, 2017

Alphalea "Lea" Walkup Lenz, 87 years young, of Victoria, gracefully passed away November 18, 2017. She was born January 20, 1930, in Gower, Missouri, to the late Alpha Joseph and Margie Fallis Walkup.She was a graduate of Lafayette High School in St. Joseph, Missouri and attended St. Joseph Jr. College. In 1950, she moved to Victoria, Texas to live with her sister, Marian, and brother-in-law,...
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Virginia S. Berger

August 1, 1945 - November 18, 2017

Virginia Sue Schroeter Berger was born August 1, 1945 in Tucson, AZ to the late Alton Max and Mary "Goldie" Sandhop Schroeter. She went home to our Lord and Savior on November 18, 2017. Virginia was raised in Del Rio, TX. Upon graduation from Del Rio High School she moved to Victoria to attend college. Soon there after, she met the love of her life, Godfred Berger Jr. They married on July 15,...
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Marilyn E. Logan

September 21, 1937 - November 17, 2017

The angels came for Marilyn Elizabeth Meyer Logan on Friday, November 17, 2017. She was born September 21, 1937, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Gordon E. and Dorothy Doss Meyer. Marilyn graduated in 1954 from W. B. Ray High School and attended Del Mar College and Victoria Junior College. On September 30, 1955, she married her high school sweetheart, Asa E. Logan. The Logan family moved from Corpus...
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Imogene Chapman

September 24, 1926 - November 16, 2017

Imogene Chapman, 91, of Victoria, passed away November 16, 2017. Imogene was born September 24, 1926 in Benton, IL to the late Charles C. and Frieda Brandhorst Sniderwin. Imogene was a past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star and a lifelong Baptist. Imogene is survived by her son, Milton Chapman, and his wife, Kay, of Victoria; brother, Cecil Sniderwin of Benton, IL, and two granddaughters, Lauren...
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Warren Dean Overly

December 16, 1933 - November 16, 2017

Warren Dean Overly, 83, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at his residence in Victoria, Texas.He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Donna Overly; his son, Chris Overly and wife, Carlene; his daughter, Shera Burlin and husband, Larry; his sister, Joy Dellegatti and nephew Billy of Ohio. He also leaves behind 5 grandsons and 4 great-grandchildren; Matthew and Miranda Overly...
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John D. Riesterer

July 20, 1938 - November 14, 2017

Our great warrior has gone to his heavenly home. John D. (J.D. "Big John") Riesterer passed on November 14, 2017 of Parkinson's-Lewy disease. He was born in Mercedes, Texas on July 20, 1938 to Alwin and Veronica Eckert Riesterer. He also lived in Beeville and Cuero, Texas. J.D. graduated from Cuero High School in 1955. He graduated from Texas Lutheran College and University of Texas Medical...
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Dorothy L. KROLL

January 6, 1936 - November 13, 2017

Dorothy L. Kroll, 81, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. She was born January 6, 1936 in Burleson County, Texas to the late Henry and Annie Brinkman Schultz.Survivors include her husband, Charles Kroll, Jr. of Edna; daughter, Tresa Isbell of Danbury; sons, Michael Kroll of Pasadena and Greg Kroll of Mont Belvieu; brother, Fred Schultz of Edna; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren...
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Maude E. ALLEN

March 27, 1925 - November 12, 2017

In the gospel of John, chapter 14, Jesus says, "In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also."On Sunday morning, November 12, 2017, Jesus escorted Maude Evelyn Allen to that dwelling place He had...
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Janet Lee Van Arkel

January 15, 1943 - November 8, 2017

Janet Lee Van Arkel, 74, of Cuero, TX passed away November 8, 2017. Janet was born January 15, 1943 in Jersey Shore, PA to Mary Catherine Letterman Keene and the late Elmer Lee Keene. Janet proudly served in the United States Army as a medic. She was an English Major. In her spare time she loved oil painting, shopping, cooking, baking, playing the organ, singing, bird watching, auctions, playing...
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August W. Blank

May 31, 1930 - November 6, 2017

August William Blank, age 87 of Victoria, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017. He was born May 31, 1930 in Hocheim to the late Louis and Freida Boening Blank. August married the love of his life Rosalie Immenhauser on February 5, 1951 at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Yoakum.At age 20 he joined the Army to serve his country where he was an Xray technician and a medic in the Korean War. He gave up...
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Clark Duane Tisdale

June 22, 1934 - November 5, 2017

Clark Duane Tisdale, 83, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Victoria, passed away Sunday, November 5th, 2017 from complications of a blood clot to the lung. He was born June 22nd, 1934, in Weslaco, TX to Bill and Ramona Tisdale. Bill was a farmer and Ramona was a homemaker. Duane was the oldest of three children. He had two younger brothers, Dean and Jim, and the family lived down in south Texas for...
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Carrie Mueller

October 28, 1953 - November 5, 2017

Carrie Smith Mueller, 64, of Victoria passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born October 28, 1953 in Port Lavaca to David Bruce and Belle Dunlap Smith. Carrie was a teacher for 18 years for Victoria Independent School District and a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church.Carrie was a member of numerous clubs including Sandalphon, Lioness Club, Junior...
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Charles D. Moscatelli

March 1, 1916 - November 5, 2017

Charles David Moscatelli, Sr., 101, of Victoria, died November 5, 2017. He was born March 1, 1916 in Victoria, Texas to the late Daniel and Josephine Magnia Moscatelli.He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He had been a member of the South Texas Hereford Association since 1951 and had served as past president and on the board of directors. He was also a...
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Inge L. Gilliland

April 6, 1928 - November 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, TX.
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Johnnie Lee Warren

April 16, 1917 - November 3, 2017

Johnnie L. Warren, 100 of Victoria passed away Friday, November 3, 2017. She was born April 16, 1917 in Weatherford, TX to Robert and Janie Peacock Ely. She was a retired beautician.She is survived by her two daughters Alta Lou Richardson and Mary Ellen (Freddy) Waitschies both of Victoria; seven grandchildren, MaDonna (Bill) Stanley, Elaine Witt, Marilyn (Ward) Berwick, Arthur Faulkenberry,...
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Harvey M. Haas

May 12, 1928 - November 1, 2017

Harvey M. Haas, 89 of Victoria passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. He was born May 12, 1928 in Hallettsville, TX to Joe Haas and Veronika Mikus Haas. Harvey was an accountant, working for many years at Groce Wearden and Lack's Furniture. After retirement he was a longtime volunteer at Citizens Medical Center. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church as well as a member of the...
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Emily J. Olson

October 4, 1927 - October 27, 2017

At 90 years old, she finally retired!Emily Jean Olson was very dedicated to her 27 years as an oil and gas bookkeeper at Klotzman Companies right until the end. Her oil and gas career spanned over 60 years. She passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017. Jean was born October 4, 1927 in Bishop Texas to James Elliott and Aquilla Chiles and was a member of Northside Baptist Church. She recently...
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Ruby Woolsey

August 12, 1924 - October 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, TX.
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Evelyn E. Spiegelhauer

February 27, 1921 - October 24, 2017

Evelyn E. Spiegelhauer, 96, passed away October 24, 2017 surrounded by family. Evelyn wasborn February 27, 1921 in Shiner, Texas to the late Edwin and Frieda Koch Othold. Evelyn adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church , WELCA, DaCosta Hermannsons, and VFW Auxiliary.Evelyn spent her early childhood in Shiner and fondly remembered playing...
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Darrell Wayne Gann

December 9, 1967 - October 23, 2017

Darrell Gann was born December 9, 1967 to parents, David and Paula Gann in Port Lavaca, TX. Darrell went to meet the Lord October 23, 2017.Darrell attended school in Port Lavaca and graduated from high school at St. Marcus Baptist Academy. He successfully managed "The Store" in Port Lavaca for the past 15 years. Darrell was an active sports fan and never missed a Cowboy football game, as well...
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Joyce Lee Groll

January 3, 1931 - October 21, 2017

Joyce Lee Groll, 86, of Victoria, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017. She was born January 3, 1931 in Falfurrias, Texas.Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, William (Bill) Groll; survived by her daughter, Lanette Groll of Victoria; sons, Jim of Atlanta, GA; John Groll and wife, Karen, of Dallas and three grandsons- Evan, Sam and wife Rebecca, Jeff and great granddaughter...
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James M. O'Bannon

November 7, 1923 - October 20, 2017

James Millard O'Bannon, 93, previously of Refugio, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 in Victoria, TX. He was born on November 7, 1923 in Santo, TX to the late Walter and Leona O'Bannon. He married Wanda Brockschmidt on February 20, 1948 in Houston, Texas and they were married for over 66 years. I know that he is happy to be rejoined with his loving wife and son, Gary in Heaven, where...
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Sherilyn Brady Howze

September 30, 1938 - October 20, 2017

Sherilyn L. Brady Howze, 79, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. She was born September 30, 1938 in Yoakum to the late LaVert and Helen Miller Brady. She was a graduate of the University of Texas and retired as an administrator for the Austin Independent School District. Sherilyn was an avid artist and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.Survivors include her close friend, Emily Hencerling...
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Bernice L. Boehm

March 12, 1928 - October 19, 2017

Bernice L. Boehm, 89, of Crosby, formerly of Victoria, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017. She was born March 12, 1928 in Gonzales County, Texas to the late Frank Gus and Katie R. Fishbeck Haschke. She was a retired business owner (Montgomery Ward and Glowing Embers Fireplace Store) and a member of the Methodist church.Survivors include her daughter, Kathryn A. Harrison of Crosby;...
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Bobby G. Ross

November 12, 1971 - October 15, 2017

Bobby Gene Ross Jr., 45, of Katy, formerly of Victoria, passed away October 15, 2017. Bobby was born November 12, 1971 to Bobby Gene Sr. and Alice Williams Ross. Bobby was a loving, kind hearted man who adored his children. Bobby's passion was in the rodeo arena, roping. Bobby also had a love for motorcycle's and was a huge Dallas Cowboy fan. Bobby is survived by his parents; wife, Christy Myers...
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Paula L. Montes

July 11, 1961 - October 10, 2017

Paula L. Montes, 56 of Vanderbilt passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. She was born July 11, 1961 in Victoria to Paul and Lou Ann Unger. She is survived by her husband, Frank Montes of Vanderbilt; children Krystal (Mike ) Leet of Victoria, Micaela Montes of Vanderbilt, Micah Montes of Edna; Melissa (Mark) Espindola of Victoria, Jonathan (Tamara) Montes of Inez, Liz (Wayne) Weilbacher of...
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Emmie Dollie Akin

May 26, 1932 - October 7, 2017

Emmie Dollie Akin, 85, of Bloomington passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017. She was born May 26, 1932 in Lamesa, TX to Arthur and Melissa Huffman Wright. Emmie was a homemaker and enjoyed the hobbies of sewing, painting, sketching, shopping, cooking and attending garage sales.She is survived by her loving husband, James Edward "Ed" Akin; daughter-in-law, Deanna Koster and son-in-law Martin...
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Joe N. Pratt

July 31, 1929 - October 5, 2017

Joe Nolen Pratt, Sr., 88, of Victoria, Texas passed away peacefully at home on October 5, 2017, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Joe, a well-known businessman and community leader, will be remembered and missed by many, both here and elsewhere. Joe was born in Amarillo, Texas, on July 31, 1929; graduated from Amarillo High School in 1947; then attended both Tulane University and the...
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Alice Ann Bubenik

February 3, 1940 - September 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Victoria, TX.
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Librado L. Perez

October 29, 1941 - September 29, 2017

Librado L. Perez, Jr., 75, of Victoria, passed away surrounded by his family September 29, 2017. Librado was born October 29, 1941 in Alice, TX to the late Librado L. Perez, Sr. and Antonia Luna Perez. Librado worked hard all his life to provide for his family who always came first. He retired from Enron after 30 years of service. He loved to travel with his wife, Gracie and adored his family,...
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Lavern Myers

May 7, 1923 - September 28, 2017

Lavern George Myers, 94 of Victoria, TX, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017.Lavern, or Barney as most knew him, was born in Canton, OK, May 7, 1923, the son of Ernest Myers and Clovia Richter Myers.Barney was a light-hearted, easy going , hard-working man who led a full life filled with love for GOD, family, friends, music and travel whenever he got the chance.He retired in 1985 after 37...
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Perry W. Pierce

April 17, 1937 - September 26, 2017

Perry Wayne Pierce passed away surrounded by his loving family on September 26, 2017. Perry was born April 17, 1937 in Snyder, Texas to the late Clois Vernon Pierce and Ellen Goolsby Pierce. Perry married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Ann Pierce on June 25, 1955. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, his son, John David Pierce of Magnolia, Texas, his daughters Debbie Chappell...
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Delores Torres Creager

July 17, 1945 - September 26, 2017

Delores Torres Creager, 72 of Victoria, passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 26, 2017. Delores was born July 17, 1945 in Victoria to the late Faustino and Roberta "Ruby" Garcia Torres. Delores loved her family and adored her grandchildren and great-granddaughter.Delores is survived by her husband of 56 years, LeeRoy Creager Sr.; son, LeeRoy Creager, Jr. of Victoria; ...
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Margaret Schumann Pittman

August 30, 1930 - September 22, 2017

Margaret Celeste Schumann Pittman of Victoria passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the age of 87. She was born to Anton Frank Schumann, Sr. and Augusta Raab Schumann on August 30, 1930 at the family home on Red River Street in Victoria. Margaret is survived by her son, Les Pittman and daughter-in-law, Sandy Pittman; three grandchildren and their spouses-Tricia Lee Pittman; Kyle and...
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Bernice P. Vogt

April 15, 1921 - September 20, 2017

Bernice Pauline Vogt, 96, of Victoria, passed away September 20, 2017. Bernice was born April 15, 1921, to the late Herman and Louisa Schaar Dietzel.She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Vogt, her son, Herbert B. Vogt, her sister, Delphine Wieland, and her brother, Christian Dietzel. Bernice was a retired rancher and owned and managed Vogt's Electronics for over 50 years. She...
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Betty Lou Marr

February 24, 1930 - September 19, 2017

On February 24, 1930, in Ft. Worth, Texas, Betty Lou Williams Marr, began her journey in this life. Following the examples of her loving parents, Dr. J.D.F. Williams and Carolyn Carter Williams, she would commit to a lifelong ministry of teaching, nurturing, and caring for God's people. While in college at Southwestern University she reconnected with the Love of her life and childhood sweetheart,...
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Leslie W. Janssen

November 3, 1928 - September 18, 2017

Leslie W. Janssen, 88, of Victoria, passed away on September 18, 2017 in Victoria. Leslie was born in Moulton, Texas to Fritz and Clara Janssen on November 3, 1928. He graduated from St. Joseph High School. He married Elizabeth Bianchi on July 30 in Victoria, Texas. He graduated from Victoria College. He worked as a instrumentation and computer technician for Dupont for 34 years. He was a...
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Elizabeth Betty Horn

August 18, 1926 - September 17, 2017

VICTORIA - Elizabeth Betty Horn, 91, of Victoria passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017. She was born August 18, 1926 in Rippon, Wisconsin to Charles and Estella Wahoske Gozinske. Betty was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.She is survived by her loving son, Andrew J. Horn of Victoria.Services will begin at 9 am Friday, October 6, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 402 S. Main,...
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Hazel Brown Settle

January 13, 1925 - September 17, 2017

Hazel Brown Settle, 92, of Rosenberg, Texas passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017. Hazel was born January 13, 1925 in Donna, Texas to the late George Thomas and Alice Elizabeth Brohman Brown. Hazel was a registered nurse for over 18 years at DeTar Hospital and was the supervisor of the surgical floor. Hazel was very active in many dance clubs, a member of Daughter of the Nile, Past President of...
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Lee E. Morris

September 10, 1965 - September 17, 2017

Arrangements are pending under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels, 361/573-4546, Victoria, Texas, 77904.
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Allan L. Butler

November 9, 1927 - September 14, 2017

Allan Lee Butler, 89, of Victoria passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was born November 9, 1927 in Cuero to the late Amos Lee Butler and Albertina Gohmert Butler Giesick. He served his country in the United States Army. He retired from CPL and was a businessman and rancher. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, teacher,...
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Bobby Leon Higgins

June 24, 1927 - September 13, 2017

Bobby Leon Higgins, 90, of Victoria passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017. He was born June 24, 1927 in Eldorado, OK to the late Henry and Marie Wesley Higgins. Bobby was happiest when outdoors working in his yard and garden. He enjoyed woodworking and was known as a fellow who could fix anything. Bobby was outgoing and friendly to all, in fact he never met a stranger. He was devoted to...
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Dorothy Emily Quast Hersey

June 13, 1919 - September 13, 2017

Dorothy Emily Quast Hersey, 98, of Victoria passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017. She was born June 13, 1919 in Yoakum to the late Emil Anton and Lillie Richter Quast. Dorothy served her country in the United States Navy during World War II. She was a bookkeeper and administrative assistant for the Cliburn Cattle Company. Upon retiring she volunteered as a Pink Lady for Citizens Medical...
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Carolyn Sternadel

January 23, 1941 - September 12, 2017

Carolyn Sternadel, 76, of Victoria, passed away September 12, 2017. Carolyn was born January 23, 1941 in El Campo, Texas to the late Grady and Edith Rod Ingle. She retired from Marshall Pontiac of Port Lavaca where she worked as office manager. After retiring, she volunteered at the Port Lavaca Food Pantry. She loved camping with family and friends. She made sure that birthdays and holidays were...
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Marlene Godsey

September 3, 1934 - September 12, 2017

Marlene DeButch Godsey, 83, of Victoria, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Marlene was born September 3, 1934 in Norman, Oklahoma to the late Irene McMillan. While born in Oklahoma, Marlene grew up in California where she met her husband, Etherige Godsey, Jr. and they were married in 1957.As a career navy wife, Marlene lived in Japan, California, New Mexico and Texas and raised two boys,...
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Jan Marie Hodgson

February 11, 1943 - September 12, 2017

On September 12, Jan M. Hodgson went to her heavenly home. She was born February 11, 1943 in Houston, TX to Jack C. Goodson and Alice V. Carpenter Goodson. She attended Industrial High School and played flute in the Industrial Golden Cobra band. She married Max R. Hodgson in October 1965 and settled in Inez, TX to raise their family. In addition to being a loving mother and wife, she will be...
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Winfred A. Kainer

January 19, 1929 - September 8, 2017

Winfred A. Kainer, 88, of Victoria passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017. He was born January 19, 1929 in Schulenburg, TX to Edmund A. and Hilda Hollas Kainer. Winfred was a farmer in the Victoria community for over 40 years and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church throughout his life. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth Strelczyk Kainer of Victoria; daughter Brenda (Jerry W.)...
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Shirley May Joiner

August 2, 1941 - September 8, 2017

Shirley May Joiner, 76 of Victoria passed away on September 8, 2017. She was born August 2, 1941 in Orange, TX to Edward Virgil and Elmira LeDoux Goldsmith.She is survived by her daughter, Cara Barton; four grandchildren, Rachel Broussard, Joshua Joiner , Daniel and Dustin Barton; five great grandchildren; sister Etta (Tom) Lehmann; brother Charles (Martha) Goldsmith; sister-in-laws Margo Joiner...
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Jacqueline D. Kaspar

January 26, 1964 - September 1, 2017

Jacqueline "Jackie" Denice Kaspar, 53, of Lufkin, passed away September 1, 2017. Jackie was born January 26, 1964 in Ganado, Texas to Connie Nell Bowen Kaspar and the late Frank William Kaspar. Jackie was a fun-loving, free-spirited individual. She could instantly light up a room, was quick to laugh, and had a huge heart full of love for her family and friends. She always made time to call for...
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Constance A. Pilgram

May 27, 1927 - September 1, 2017

Constance Ann Pilgram, 90, of Long Mott, passed away on September 1, 2017. Ann was born May 27, 1927 to the late Thomas W. and Gertrude King McCullough in Sharon, Pennsylvania. After graduating high school she moved to Victoria Texas where she lived with her beloved grandparents and enjoyed spending time with her dear cousin Mary "Pood" Wheeler. After working briefly for Red Cross of Victoria...
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Jay F. Wilson

January 26, 1938 - August 28, 2017

Jay Fran "Grumpy" Wilson, 79, of Victoria, passed away August 28, 2017. Fran was born January 26, 1938 in Hollis, Oklahoma to the late Clyde and Evelyn Herrin Wilson. He worked as a medical lab technician for over 50 years at both Hohf Clinic & Hospital in Victoria and Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca.Fran is survived by his wife of 51 years, Janette Mazoch Wilson; son, Reese...
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Katherine A. Horecka

July 31, 1929 - August 25, 2017

Katherine A. Horecka, 88, passed away August 25, 2017. Katherine was born July 31, 1929 in Tivoli to the late Herman and Agnes Groth Daniels. Katherine was a strong loving woman who made sure family always came first. She also loved her weekly Margaritas trips with her daughter. Katherine was a member of Our Lady of Victory.Katherine is survived by her daughter, Trish Barber of Victoria; sisters,...
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