Obituaries

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Feb

Jesus B. Rodriguez

Jesus B. Rodriguez, 86, of Uvalde died on Feb. 9, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.

Rodriguez was born on Aug. 6, 1930, in Villa Unión, Coahuila, Mexico to Genoveva (Bermea) and Arnulfo Rodriguez.

He married Elizabeth Vara on March 19, 1952, in Piedras Negras, Mexico.

He was raised in La Congregacion de Los Rodriguez in Coahuila, Mexico. In 1952, he moved to Medina to work for Scott Petty at the Honey Creek Ranch. In 1968 he moved to Uvalde, where he worked for several ranches throughout the county.

According to the family, he broke horses most of his life, and was one of the best cowboys around; he had a big heart and would help people; and he enjoyed telling jokes and indulging his sense of humor.

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16
Feb

Juanita E. Vazquez

Juanita Elva Ruiz Vazquez, 56, of Uvalde died on Dec. 30, 2016, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

A mass will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, located at 301 S. Ann St. in Brackettville. A reception at the church hall will follow the mass.

She was born on March 10, 1960, in Uvalde to Mary Alice Jaso and Victor De Leon Ruiz.

She was preceded in death by her mother, and stepfather, Irineo Sanchez; maternal grandparents, Victoria and Manuel Peña, and Cypriano Jaso; paternal grandparents, Antonia De Leon Ruiz and Andres Ruiz; one son; one brother-in-law, Oscar Machado; two uncles, Arnulfo Luis “Rudy” Ortiz and Alejandro “Alex” Peña; and four aunts, Estella Garcia and husband, Fidel, Andrea Sosa and husband, Juan, Irene Carabajal and husband, Ben, and Rita Sims; and five cousins, Ernest Jaso Jr., Dolores Garcia, Norma Garcia, Ruben Sosa, and Estella Sosa Pruneda.

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16
Feb

Richard Warren

Richard Warren, 70, of Calliham, formerly of Uvalde, died on Feb. 11, 2017, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 31, 1946, in San Antonio, to Mitty Elizabeth (Butler) and L.A. Warren.

He was an accountant by profession; a past member of the Calliham Water Board; and, at the time of his death, was serving as the Republican Party chairman for McMullen County. The family says he was a board member and parishioner of the Calliham Community Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Charles Warren.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Warren of Calliham; two sons, Richard Warren II and wife, Katie, of Katy, and Robert Stoddard Jr. of Calliham; one daughter, Heather Stoddard Gomez and husband, Jesus, of Plantersville; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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12
Feb

Raul F. Torres

Raul “Roy” F. Torres, 72, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, died on Feb. 4, 2017, at his residence. He was born on March 26, 1944, in Uvalde to Feliz R. Flores and Francisco D. Torres Jr. He grew up in Uvalde and attended Sacred Heart Catholic School as well as public schools in Uvalde.

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12
Feb

Juana L. Sanchez

Juana Lopez Sanchez, 84, of Uvalde died on Feb. 7, 2017, at her residence. She was born on June 14, 1932, in Durango, Mexico, to Felicitas Martinez Trejo and Jose Paz Hernandez Lopez. She is survived by one daughter, Mayela Alvarado and husband, Robert, of Uvalde; three sons, Francisco Sanchez and wife, Maria De Los Angeles, and Jose Luis Sanchez and wife, Maria Del Rayo, all of Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, and Reguleo Sanchez and wife, Luz Maria, of Uvalde; two sisters, Santiaga Lopez of Monterrey, Mexico, and Maria Eugenia of Durango, Mexico; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jose Guadalupe Vela Sanchez; one daughter, Alexandra Sanchez; one sister, Felipa Lopez; and one brother, Enrique Lopez. A rosary was recited on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.

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12
Feb

Jesus B. Rodriguez

Jesus B. Rodriguez, 86, of Uvalde died on Feb. 9, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

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12
Feb

Larry Horton

Larry Horton, 61, of Uvalde, formerly of Gregory, died on Feb. 7, 2017, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 10, 1955, in Tempe, Arizona to Margie (Lee) and Noel Wilson Horton. He is survived by his mother, of Uvalde; one daughter, Spring Horton of Midland; three brothers, Johnny Horton and wife, Linda, of Whitney, Lonnie Horton and wife, Millie, of Uvalde, and Benny Horton and wife, Sandra, of San Antonio; two sisters, Faye Roberts and husband, Kenny, of Knippa, and Pat Casey and husband, Glenn, of Uvalde; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; two sisters, Mary Moore and Carolyn Howard; and one brother, Jimmy Horton. A graveside service was held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery.

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12
Feb

Brian A. Griffin

Brian Arthur Griffin, 43, of San Angelo, formerly of Uvalde, died on Feb. 3, 2017, in San Angelo. A celebration of life will be held on Feb. 21, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Interment will be at the columbarium on the church grounds. The Rev. Mike Marsh will officiate, and a reception in Grace Hall will follow the service. He was born on Feb. 19, 1973, in Uvalde to Janice (Locke) and Gary Griffin. He graduated from Uvalde High School in 1991.

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12
Feb

Julia R. Benavides

Julia Ramona Benavides, 77, of Uvalde died on Feb. 8, 2017, at her residence. She was born on July 6, 1939, in Uvalde to Juanita (Martinez) and Emilio Gomez. She married Ysidro Benavides on Jan. 18, 1959, in Uvalde. She is survived by two sons, Fred Benavides and companion, Stella Romero, and Benito Benavides and wife, Norma, all of Uvalde; one sister, Petra Escamilla and husband, Ruben, of Boerne; 11 grandchildren, Emilio Benavides, Savanna Benavides, Bethanie Benavides, Benny Benavides, Estephanie Standage, Dessirrey Benavides, Cheyenne Benavides, Antonio Benavides, Joshlynn Benavides, Daniel Garza and Steve Garza; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one sister, Carolina Velasquez; and one brother, Reymundo Gomez. A rosary was recited on Wednesday and again on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass was held on Friday at 10 a.m.

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09
Feb

Juana L. Sanchez

Juana Lopez Sanchez, 84, of Uvalde died on Feb. 7, 2017, at her residence. A rosary will be recited today at 7 p.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

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