Tommy R. “Tomcat” Silva Jr., 69, of Uvalde died on April 10, 2016, at his residence. A prayer service will be held today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary, with interment to follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born on Nov. 22, 1946, in Galveston to Eva (Reyna) and Thomas Silva. He married Delia G. Silva in Uvalde on July 8, 1963. He was a truck driver for 27 years prior to his retirement. The family says he loved being out on the road exploring the United States and sharing his stories. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, of Uvalde; two daughters, Theresa S. Rodriguez and husband, Edward T. Sr., of San Antonio, Pauline S. Garcia and husband, Marco, of Uvalde; three sons, Tommy G. Silva III and wife, Maria, of Seguin, George G. Silva and wife, Laura, and John P. Silva Sr., all of Uvalde; 19 grandchildren, Andrea M. Garcia, Ramon S. Rios Jr., Roseanna Silva, Kristine S.
Raymundo G. “Boy” Perez Jr., 60, of Uvalde died on April 12, 2016, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A rosary will be recited tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born on Oct. 19, 1955, in Uvalde to Maria De Jesusa (Garza) and Raymundo Perez Sr. He is survived by three daughters, Jenny Robles of Sugarland, Kari Perez of Richmond, and Crystal Rodriguez and husband, Jacob, of Humble; one son, Ray Perez III and wife, Erika, of Richmond; 12 grandchildren, Max Perez, McKinley Perez, Mercedes Rodriguez, Tristan Coronado, Ali Scanlon, Andre Scanlon, J.R. Rodriguez, Jayden Rodriguez, Jaylynn Rodriguez, Christian Robles, Shell Robles, and Nik Robles; and seven sisters, Alma Diaz, Lydia Cruz, Linda Capuchin, Bertha Garcia, and Sylvia Perez, all of Uvalde, Rosie Longoria of San Antonio, and Emma Cano of Kerrville.
Trapper Ray Ansley, 35, of Uvalde died on March 30, 2016, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held on April 23, 2016, at 3 p.m. at The Church in the Valley in Leakey. The Rev. Ray Miller will officiate. He was born on Aug. .19, 1980, in Uvalde to Gail (Chatterton) and Thomas .Ray Ansley. He was a lifelong resident of Uvalde. He is survived by his mother, of Uvalde; three brothers, Duane Galan and wife, Carol, Sandy Ansley and wife, Faye, and Ryan Galan, all of Uvalde; four sisters, Cindy Galan Scheel and husband, Steve, of Katy, Marsha Ansley Betts and husband, Paul, of Carrizo Springs, Nancy Ansley Hardwick of Cedar Hill, and Tomme Ansley Adams of Cedar Hill; and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Balinda Ansley Stoffel.
Donald D. Munderback Sr., 68, of Uvalde died on April 8, 2016, in San Antonio. A family visitation will be held today at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be held tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. He was born on April 2, 1948, in San Antonio to Gladiola (Bracken) and Donald B. Munderback. He married Anna E. Eliot on March 18, 1989, in San Antonio. He was in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1988 and served two tours in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, of Uvalde; one daughter, Jodi Munderback of Colorado Springs, Colorado; three sons, Frank Munderback of Del Rio, David Munderback of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Donald Munderback Jr. of Uvalde; and five grandchildren, Samantha Munderback, and Frank Munderback Jr., both of Del Rio, and Chanceine Munderback, Prudence Munderback and Titan Munderback, all of Colorado Springs.
Paulino Melchor, 65, of Laredo died on April 9, 2016, at his residence. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born on Oct. 10, 1950, in Ocampo, Coahuila, Mexico to Rosa (Licon) and Tomas Melchor. He married Maria Patricia Romero in Piedras Negras, Mexico on Nov. 3, 1972. He is survived by his wife of 43 years; father, of Uvalde; one daughter, Lilia Elvira Garcia and husband, Juan, of Uvalde; two sons, Jorge Alberto Melchor and wife, Consuelo, and Juan Pablo Melchor and companion, Maria Mirando, all of Uvalde; three sisters, Alma Leticia Perez and Juanita Villa, both of Uvalde, and Oralia Rodriguez of Jacksonville; four brothers, Jesus Melchor and Miguel Melchor, both of Uvalde, and Jose Ignacio Melchor and Tomas Melchor, both of Piedras Negras, Mexico; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Clar Virginia Taylor Langford of Uvalde, better known as “Mammy,” became one of our heavenly treasures on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at the age of 99. Mammy was a devoted Christian who exemplified love, kindness, and service to others. There are no words to describe the love she had for her family and how much she will be missed. Clar was born on Aug. 26, 1916, to Upson and Mary Lockhart Taylor. She was a graduate of Uvalde High School. On July 20, 1935, she married her husband of 64 years, Howard M. Langford. They continued to make Uvalde their home and raised three children: Howard T., Clarisie, and Patsie. Clar was employed by and retired from First State Bank of Uvalde. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ. Clar was preceded in death by her parents, Upson and Mary Taylor; her loving husband, Howard M. Langford; a beloved son, Howard Taylor Langford; two brothers, Kenneth Taylor and William Taylor; and two grandchildren, Jack Harrell and Becki Wiebush.
Janet Wofford Ingram, a descendant of early cattleman and Indian fighter Ross Kennedy, was born to William Mitchell and Margery Peters Wofford on Nov. 30, 1914, in the small southwest Texas town of Sabinal in Uvalde County. She died in Austin on March 29, 2016. She was 101 years old. Janet and her sister, Isabel, started school in Sabinal but moved to Austin with their widowed mother who had taken a teaching job there. In 1931, Janet graduated from Austin High School and worked her way through the University of Texas, graduating in 1937 with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and a minor in zoology. In Eagle Pass, where she taught English to preschoolers, she met her future husband, Temple Byrn Ingram of Terrell, Texas, a civil engineer working on an irrigation project known to this day as “the Ditch.” They spent many an evening dining and dancing at the Cafe Moderno across the river in Piedras Negras, Mexico, but did not immediately marry.
Teodoro C. De Leon, 71, of Uvalde died on April 5, 2016, at his residence. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Barksdale. He was born on Sept. 26, 1944, in Camp Wood to Rafaela (Carbajal) and Guadalupe De Leon. He is survived by his partner, Andrea Sanchez of Uvalde; four daughters, Angela Velasquez and husband, Inez, of Uvalde, Denise Gonzalez and husband, Antonio, of La Pryor, Marisol De Leon, and Michelle L. De Leon, both of Uvalde; two sons, Teddy De Leon and wife, Carol, of Knippa and June Lara and wife, Elena, of Uvalde; six sisters, Amada Diaz of Uvalde, Lupe Falcon of Camp Wood, Paula Monsivais of Uvalde, and Maria Aguero and husband, Manuel, Yolanda Aguero and husband, Leondro, and Gloria Hernandez and husband, Leonard, all of Camp Wood; four brothers, Guadalupe De Leon Jr.
Tommy R. Silva Jr., 69, of Uvalde died on April 10, 2016, at his residence. Services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.