Raymond Odell Hodges, 85, of Sabinal died Jan. 27 at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Arkansas to Neener Newby Hodges and Thomas Jefferson Hodges. In California in 1954, he married Allene Juanita Lingo, who preceded him in death a few years later, shortly after the birth of their daughter. He was also preceded in death by his firstborn, Raymond Odell Hodges Jr., who died in 1993. He enjoyed fishing, watching television, growing a vegetable garden, and telling stories with friends. He is survived by one daughter, Rosemarie Hodges of Sabinal; one son, Lyndell Hodges and wife, Sabina, of Livingston, California; and three granddaughters, Meghann D. Garcia of Uvalde; Jessica L. Hodges of Vancouver, British Columbia; and Janina R. Hodges of Little Rock, Arkansas.
(Retired UT Pharmacist) November 26th, 1934 – January 22nd, 2015 Moises Barrientos Peña, 80, of Austin, Texas (formerly of Crystal City, TX) passed away on Jan. 22, 2015. Moises is preceded in death by his wife, Maria Inez Lozano Peña; his parents, Gilbert M. and Victoria Barrientos Cruz; and brother, Frank F.B. Cruz. He is survived by his sister, Teresa C. Kypuros, and brother, Gilbert B. Cruz Jr; children, Martha Peña Weiss (Walter Collin), Moises Peña Jr. (Nancy), Michael Anthony Peña (Elizabeth); grandchildren, Megan Marie Weiss, Madison Renee Weiss, Venessa Ann Peña Rendon, David Michael Peña, Bianca Jannell Peña, and Michael Anthony Peña Jr.; great-grandchildren, Justyn Izaiah Rendon, Isaac Rendon and Evan Jacob Rendon. Visitation will be held at Castle Ridge Mortuary in Crystal City, TX on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on January 31st, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10 a.m.
On Jan. 26, 2015, the Lord called Charles Stewart Hughes Jr. home. He passed quietly at his home in Concan, Texas surrounded by his beloved wife and children. Charles was born in Kerrville, TX on June 24, 1953, to Charles Hughes and Barbara Smith. He was married to his true soul mate for over 25 years, Susie Hughes. After graduating from Tivy High School, Charles found his place serving our country in the US Army. Charles had countless amazing stories from his time in the service that he would generously share with his children and grandchildren, leaving them mesmerized and proud every time. After his time in the service, Charles worked for the US Postal Service for over 30 years, happily retiring at the age of 55 from the Uvalde US Post Office. One would often catch him sipping the sweetest tea you could imagine and peacefully taking in all the beauty of nature that most of us barely notice. That was the magic of Charles.
Mario Silguero, 52, of Uvalde died on Jan. 23, 2015, in San Antonio. Burial of ashes will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born on April 7, 1962, in San Antonio to Ausencia (Zapata) Silguero and Reynaldo Silguero. He married Rebecca Soto on March 22, 1983, in Uvalde. He is survived by his wife of 31 years; two daughters, Tiffani Wyner and Selina Nicole Silguero, both of Uvalde; two sons, Mario Silguero Jr. and Jacob Silguero, both of Uvalde; five sisters, Esmeralda Bravo, Zenaida Moreno, Anna Maria Portillo, Belinda Guzman and Isabel Silguero, all of Uvalde; one brother, Reynaldo Silguero Jr. of Uvalde; eight grandchildren, David Wyner Jr., Ethan Jacob Silguero, Nazarea Faith Silguero, Khloe Rae Silguero, Jailah Nicole Silguero, Mario Silguero III, Nelaidah Nichelle Silguero and Gavin Xavier Silguero; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and paternal grandmother, Maria Silguero. A rosary was recited on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
Beryl Harriett Jones, 90, of Utopia died on Jan. 24, 2015. She was born on Sept. 9, 1924 in Leakey to Josephine Sandel Terry and William Robert Terry. She married Edward Allen Jones in Leakey on Aug. 30, 1942. He preceded her in death in 2003. She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Rhodes of Utopia; one son, Terry Jones and wife JoAnne of San Antonio; one sister, Barbara Davenport and husband Jim of Houston; two nephews, Jimmy Davenport of Dallas and Greg Davenport of Houston; five grandchildren, Katherine Jones-Herron, Chase Edward Jones, Rachael Rhodes, Michael Rhodes, and Kelli Rhodes; and two great-grandchildren, Blossom Lewis and Scarlett Lewis. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Utopia Church of Christ with interment to follow in Waresville Cemetery.
Gilbert Leroy Williams, 94, of Uvalde died on Jan. 22, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Weston, Maine on June 24, 1920, to Leola Malone Williams and Floyd Williams. He is survived by three daughters, Janette Rose of Denver, Colorado; Elaine Muchow of Bastrop; and Lillian Sontag of Reston, Virginia; one brother, Foster Williams of Maine; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vickie Williams, and daughter, Anna Williams. A memorial service was held on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at 3 p.m. at Quail Springs Hall. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
George “Dick” HerndonGeorge Winston “Dick” Herndon was born February 6, 1928, in Uvalde County, Texas, and passed away Jan. 24, 2015, in Uvalde, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Russell and Mamie Mylinda Lacey Herndon; wife of 65 years, Marjorie Nell Bonner Herndon; brothers J.B., Elmer Bryan, William Louis Herndon; sister Cleo Elizabeth Herndon Winn; and daughter Sherrii Jo Herndon. Dick is survived by his brother Russell L.
Alicia De Hoyos Arizmendi, 89, formerly of Uvalde, died on Jan. 25, 2015, in San Antonio. A rosary will be recited today at 1 p.m. at the Rushing- Estes-Knowles Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born on Feb. 23, 1925, in Uvalde to Tomasa (Talavera) De Hoyos and Crispin De Hoyos. She married Gilbert Arizmendi in Uvalde on Oct. 31, 1949. She is survived by one son, Gil Arizmendi and wife, Lottie, of San Antonio; one sister, Genoveva Morales of Uvalde; one brother, Crispin De Hoyos of San Antonio; two grandchildren, Laura Kingsley and husband, Cary, and Gil C. Arizmendi and wife, Dora; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and two brothers, Rudy De Hoyos and Antonio De Hoyos. Pallbearers will be Gil D. Arizmendi, Gil C. Arizmendi, Cary Kingsley, Gil S.
Jimmie Lee Anderson, 92, of Asherton died on Jan. 23, 2015, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Crystal City. Interment will follow at Edgewood Cemetery in Crystal City. Private family visitation will be held at the family residence in Asherton. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
July 13, 1927 – January 18, 2015 Betty H. Woods went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Born July 13, 1927, in Navarro County to Maybeth Decherd Heaton and L. C. Heaton, she was preceded in death by her parents and siblings L. C., Jr., James Edgar, Billy Gage, and Kathleen. Betty wore many hats during her lifetime, among them Kleberg County Home Demonstration Agent; dietician for a nursing home; and educator in science,
history and home economics, having taught first grade through high school. She once said, “Each one who calls me his teacher has a right to expect that I know him, that I sense to some degree his inner need, and that I make an attempt to meet that need,” and for her dedication to her profession, she was awarded Teacher of the Year. Betty always believed in helping her fellow man: she volunteered at a Polio ward during the epidemic, worked