Michelle “Mikki” Renee Shelby Cockrell, 41, of Sabinal, died on June 13, 2015 in San Antonio. Funeral services will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Sabinal with the Rev. Monty Benson officiating. She was born on Sept. 20, 1973 in Fort Smith
Irma Rauch Koehler, 102, of La Pryor died on June 16, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home in Uvalde. She was born on Dec. 2, 1912, in Schumansville to Anna Bodemann Rauch and Otto Rauch. She is survived by two daughters, Alice Koehler of La Pryor and Kay Reddick of Beeville; six grandchildren, Tommy Atkinson Jr.
William “Bill” Howard Gardner Jr., 63, of Oaxaca, Mexico, formerly of Uvalde, died on December 7, 2014 in Houston. He was born on May 28, 1951 in San Antonio to Zelma Thomas Gardner and W.H. “Bill” Gardner Sr. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. The immediate family requests that relatives and friends gather to celebrate Bill’s life, reminiscence, and share stories.
Patricia Petty Pitts, 77, of Knippa died on June 13, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home. She was born on April 2, 1938, in Crystal City to Josephine Heaner Petty and Elmer Louis Petty. She is survived by two sons, Steve Petty and wife, Penci, of Gonzales
Irma Koehler, 102, of La Pryor died on June 16, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home in Uvalde. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News
Vivian Yvonne Ogden, 74, of Sabinal died on June 9, 2015, in San Antonio. She was born on March 21, 1941, in Robstown to Vivian Wallace Thomas and T.Y. Thomas. She married Ralph Ogden in Sabinal on May 15, 1973. He preceded her in death in 2007. She is survived by five daughters, Tana Villasanaof Sabinal, Terry Goss of Houston, Tracy Havner of Thornton, Trudy Mahan of Sabinal and Tammy Brown of Houston; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Along with her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents. Graveside services were held Friday at 10 a.m. at Sabinal Cemetery with the Rev. Monty Benson officiating. The family requests memorials be made to the American Lung Association, 8207 Callaghan Rd., Suite 140, San Antonio, TX 78230