Jimmie Lee Barker Anderson, age 92, of Asherton died on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Jimmie Lee was born near Emory, Texas, on Sept. 20, 1922, to James Roy Barker and Margaret Elizabeth Hipp Barker. Jimmie Lee moved to Zavala County with her parents and brother Dale in 1924, traveling by train to the Winter Garden, along with the family’s household goods and livestock. Roy Barker became a successful spinach farmer, and the family helped establish the congregation of the Church of Christ in Crystal City, which met in the Methodist building on Sunday afternoons until a building was obtained. Jimmie Lee, Dale, and sisters Elizabeth and Patricia received their elementary and secondary schooling in Crystal City. Jimmie Lee’s high school business teacher Epsie Belle Thompson inspired her to attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in business.
Eva Mae Treviño Espinoza, 79, of Uvalde died on Feb. 4, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home in Uvalde. A rosary was read Friday and yesterday at 8 p.m. and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes- Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born on Sept. 8, 1935, in Uvalde to Teresa (Fernandez) Treviño and Amos Trevino Sr. She married Zoilo C. Espinoza Jr. in Uvalde on Sept. 12, 1965. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, a resident of Uvalde; one daughter, Cynthia E. Salinas and husband, Ralph Jr., of Uvalde; three sisters, Estella T. Cassiano and Sulema T. Hernandez, both of San Antonio and Emma T. Alvarado of Uvalde; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Amos Treviño Jr. Pallbearers will be Homer Hernandez, Salvador Alvarado Jr., Salvador Alvarado III, Steve Moreno, Frank Flores and Mark Herrera.
Fausto A. Flores, 81, of Uvalde died on Feb. 4, 2015, at University Hospital in San Antonio. A rosary was read Friday and yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes- Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born on Nov. 28, 1933, in Uvalde to Margarita (Aguero) Flores and Fausto Flores. He married Josefina Lira in Uvalde. He is survived by three daughters, Odilia Rodriguez and husband, Armando, Rosemary Flores and husband, Alberto, all of Uvalde and Senovia Cuellar and husband, Roland, of San Antonio; five sons, Fausto Flores III and wife, Criselda, of Pearland, Daniel Flores and wife, Ida, of Alice, Israel Flores and wife, Maria, of Missouri City, Alejandro “Alex” Flores and Joe Flores and wife, Diana, all of Uvalde; one brother, Alfredo Flores of Houston; 25 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Daria Saucedo, 86, of Uvalde died on Feb. 3, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home. She was born on Jan. 31, 1929, to Candelaria (Diaz) Guerrero and Natividad Guerrero in Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico. She married Antonio B. Saucedo on Oct. 6, 1953, in Sabinas, Coahuila, Mexico. She is survived by one son, Juan Saucedo and wife, Dora, of Uvalde; two grandchildren, Tiffany Nicole Saucedo and Joshlynn Jeanette Saucedo, both of Uvalde; three brothers, Manuel Guerrero, Silverio Guerrero and Antonio Guerrero, all of Uvalde; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents;three sisters, Guadalupe Zavala, Natividad Reyna and Soledad Guerrero; and one brother, Francisco Guerrero. A rosary was recited Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing- Estes-Knowles Chapel. Interment will follow at Panteon de San Fernando in Sabinas, Coahuila, Mexico.
Grady Douglas Roberds, 54, of Sabinal died Feb. 2, 2015, at his residence. He was born on April 4, 1960, in Lavaca, Arkansas, to Ida Luease (Harris) Roberds and Walter Roberds. He married Debbie Brasheares in Charleston, Arkansas, on Dec. 31, 1995. He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Heather Flores and husband, Roland, Amber Roberds, and Jacklyn Roberds, all of Sabinal; five sisters, Dorothy Sisk of Sabinal, Carol Law and Phyllis Roberds of Charleston, Arkansas, Betty Atcison of Cold Pepper, Virginia, and Tonya Thompson of Livingston, Texas; one brother, Justin Parker of Barling, Arkansas; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Larry Roberds. A graveside service was held Feb. 4, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Sabinal Cemetery. Pallbearers were Sean Shelby, JD Sisk, Olin Moore, Roland Flores, Willis Reed and Debbie Roberds.
Jean Anne Beckett Ballard, 79, of Uvalde died on Jan. 28, 2015, at Methodist Texsan Heart Hospital in San Antonio. She was born on June 14, 1935, in Eston, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Laura (Seal) Beckett and Thomas Beckett.She married Robert “Bob” Ballard on Oct. 8, 1961, in Madison, Wisconsin. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, a resident of Uvalde; one son, Patrick Ballard of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one brother, Garth Beckett of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; two granddaughters; and two greatgrandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Thomas Beckett and Joseph Beckett. Cremation under the direction of Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary
Demetria R. Contreras, 86, of Lubbock died on Jan. 26, 2015, in Lubbock. She was born on Aug. 13, 1928, in Knippa to Maria Rodriguez and Jose Rodriguez. She married Ramon Contreras on March 31, 1947, in Knippa. He died on Aug. 14, 2006. Contreras was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church and she was a Cursillista. According to the family, Contreras enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting and dancing. She is survived by four daughters, Ramona Alonzo and husband, Domingo, Juanita C. Medellin, Maria C. Martinez and Gloria C Dominguez and husband, Bobby, all of Lubbock; four sons, Ramon Contreras Jr. and wife, Rachelle, of Houston, Armando Contreras and wife, Josie, Juan Contreras and wife, Mary, and Christopher Contreras, all of Lubbock; eight siblings, Pete Rodriguez, Henry Martinez, Juanita Rodriguez, Lupe Gonzales, Aurora Burrola, Estella Soria, Jesse Martinez, Robert Martinez; 22 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.