Dianne Elizabeth Craig was born in Uvalde, Texas, on July 22, 1944, the aughter of James Ellis Craig and Cecile Johnson Craig. She passed away in her home at Canyon Lake, Texas, surrounded by her family, on May 15, 2015. Dianne graduated from Uvalde High School in 1962. She played first chair cornet in the band, servedas cartoonist for the Coyote Times paper, received the DAR Good CitizenshipAward, was a member of the National Honor Society, and was honored as a National Merit Scholarship finalist. After graduation she attended Southwestern University and The University of Texas at Austin, completing an undergraduate degree in art and a master’s degree in journalism from UT. While there she worked as a teaching assistant in the UT art department, as a researcher or the Hogg Foundation, and as assistant editor of the “Social Science Quarterly” published by the University of Texas Press.
Jimmie Ray Ware Sr., 78, of Commerce died at his home on May 20, 2015. Ware was born in Mission, Texas on June 10, 1936, to Ida Belle Angermiller Ware and Beal Ray Ware. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion in Bonham. He was a retired rancher. He is survived by his wife, Karen;twin sister, Mary Alice Stephens and husband Sam formerly of Uvalde; two sons, Jimmie Ware Jr. (Cindy) of Greenville and Phillip Kennedy (Kimberley) of Commerce; five daughters, Karen Gaddy of Cumby, Michelle Strickland (Barry) of Clifton, Sharon Stailey (Duane) of Cumby, Pam Ferris (Darrell) of Lindale, Kristie McSparrin of Lindale; 20 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Faye are, and his parents. Visitation was held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Jones- Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce. Funeral services were held yesterday at 10:30 a.m. at Cross Trails Cowboy Church in Fairlie, with the Rev.
Natalia “Nel” Garcia, 53, of Uvalde died at her residence on May 20, 2015. Garcia was born on April 12, 1962 in Uvalde. She is survived by her mother, Bertha Aguirre Maldonado and husband Luis Maldonado of Greeley, Colorado; two daughters, Jan Angela Ibarra and husband, Juan, and Jessica Joyce Alejandro and companion, Amador Hernandez, all of Uvalde; son, Alfred Robles “AJ” Alejandro Jr. and Michelle of San Antonio; nine sisters, loria Garcia of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Veronica Flores and Rebecca Flores, both of Greeley, Colorado, Laura Flores, Elia Talavera, Beatrice Alvarez and Guadalupe Ybarra, all of Uvalde, Alma Lira and Patricia Aguirre Hernandez, both of San Antonio; two brothers, Victor Garcia of Sonora and Victor Aguirre of Carrizo Springs; nine grandchildren, Ramon De Moya, Jeremy Andrew Alejandro, Joseph Elijah Ibarra, Jacob Isaiah Ibarra, Jared Matthew Alejandro, Lorenzo Martin Castillo, Joshua Thomas Ibarra, Sergio Del Bosque and Tristan James Alejandro.
Lilliana Solis-Munoz, 40, of San Antonio died n May 16, 2015, at herresidence, among family and close friends. She was born on Nov. 27, 1974, to Lila Lydia Romo and Salvador Solis. She married Hiram Munoz on Sept. 10, 2011. She is survived by her husband; parents; two daughters, 15-yearold Kiana Analise Cota and 2-year-old Nadia Andrea Munoz; three sisters, Rosa Elena Gonzalez and husband, Oscar, of Uvalde, Sonia Geffre and husband, Dustin, and Maricruz Solis, all of San Antonio; two brothers, Jose Solis and wife, Sylvia, of Lordsburg, New Mexico and Eddieberto Solis of San Antonio; and nephews and nieces, Oscar Aldo Gonzalez, Briana Gonzalez, Alec Villarreal, Ayana Gallegos, Ace Geffre, Joshua Solis and Mathew Solis. Viewing was held Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. with the recitation of the Holy rosary at 7 p.m. at Mission Park Funeral Chapel North in San Antonio. A Celebration of Life was held yesterday at 10 a.m. at Community Bible Church in San Antonio.
Mary Alice Prince, 95, of Uvalde died on ay 16, 2015, at AmistadNursing Home. She was born on April 14, 1920, in Barksdale to Buelah Locklar Smith and Luther Oscar Smith. She married W.E. “Bill” Prince Sr. on Aug. 6, 1938. He preceded her in death in 2011. She is survived by one son, W.E. “Bill” Prince Jr. and wife, Peggy Luce Prince, of Uvalde; two grandchildren, Jeff Prince and wife, Julie, of Thousand Oaks, California and Suzanne Nowak and husband, Jason, of Parker, Colorado; four great-grandchildren, Michael Roy Nowak, MatthewRyan Nowak, Logan Blake Prince and Nathan Luke Prince; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-niecesand great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers; and two sisters. Graveside services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Barksdale Cemetery with Paul Stephens officiating. The family requests memorials be made to the Herby Ham Activity Center, P.O. Box 5488, Uvalde, TX 78802; or the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department., 123 S.
Violanda Guerrero, 41, of Uvalde died on May 15, 2015, at her residence. She was born on March 18, 1974, in Uvalde to Purificacion (Morales) Guerrero and Francisco Guerrero. She is survived by hermother, a resident of Uvalde; one son, Francisco Adrian Morales of Uvalde; three sisters, San Juana Medina, Griselda Vara and husband, Miguel, and Soledad Ramirez and husband, Raul Luna, all of Uvalde; three brothers, Natividad Guerrero and wife, Maria, of Vanderpool, Francisco Guerrero Jr. and wife, Jesusita, of Brackettville and Ruben Guerrero of Uvalde; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father. A rosary was recited on Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass was held Monday at 10 a.m. at SacredHeart Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery.Pallbearers were Miguel Vara, Jose Medina, Robert Guerrero, Natividad Guerrero, Jr., Ruben Guerrero, Francisco Guerrero and Natividad Guerrero.
Donald William “Don” Jackman, 82, of Camp Wood died on May 18, 2015, at his residence. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Camp Wood with the Rev. JR Rollison officiating. He was born in Dallas on May 26, 1932, to Ruth Marion Jackman and Ronald William Jackman. A complete obituary will appear in a future editionof the Uvalde Leader-News. Nelson Funeral Home of Camp Wood, www.nelsonfuneralhomes.net
Francisco C. Roman, 91, of Uvalde died on May 12, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home. was born on Aug. 23, 1923, in Uvalde to Rosa (Cruz) Roman and Serafin Roman. He married Maria Ortiz in La Pryor on March 15, 1944. He is survived by two daughters, Carmen amarripa and husband, Tony, and Rosie Roman of Uvalde; five sons, Arturo Roman and wife, Lourdes, of Uvalde, Frank Roman and wife, Jolanda, Carlos Roman nd wife, Mary, and Oscar Roman and wife, Rosa, all of Odessa and Jimmy Roman and wife, Bertha, of Uvalde; one sister, Santos Martinez of Uvalde; one brother, Emilio Roman of Kerrville; 20 grandchildren; 22 greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; one son, Jesse Roman; one grandson, Frank Roman III; three brothers, Serafin “Tino” C. Roman, Heraclio C. Roman nd George C. Roman; and one sister, Herlinda Salazar. A rosary was recited on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel.
Betty Jane Burgin Blomberg, 86, passed away on May 1, 2015 at her Serenity Garden home in Texas. She was the sister of the late Charles Burgin and Albert E. Burgin Jr. Betty was born on Nov. 23, 1928 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was the daughter of Albert E. Burgin and Hazel Freeman. She graduated from Paschal High School and attended and graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a degree in art. She worked briefly as a teacher in Japan, teaching English to elementary school students n the 1950s. When she moved to San Francisco in the 1960s, she became an interior designer and was an active member of ASID, American Society of Interior Designers and later started her own interior design business of which she was president. Betty was a devoted attendee and contributor to the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet. She was a lover of fine art and contributed tothe Legion of Honor Art Museum and the de Young Museum in San Francisco.