George Adolph Rab, 90, of Lakeway, formerly of Uvalde, died on May 24, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Flatonia on Sept. 25, 1924, to Anna Sandera Rab and Edmund Rab. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Thompson Rab of Lakeway; one son, Dr. Greg Rab and wife, Lisa, of Dallas; one daughter, Sherri Hastings and husband, Kirk, of Dripping Springs; one sister, Stella Ashley of
Ernesto Vara Robles, 79, of Uvalde died on May 22, 2015, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born on Nov. 20, 1935, in Uvalde to Felipa (Vara) Robles and Teodoro Robles. He married Rosa Martinez in San Antonio. He is survived by four daughters, Rosie Robles and husband, Norman Mariscal, Estella Hernandez and husband, Mark, and Monica Gonzales and husband, Adrian, all of Uvalde and Norma Robles of Tolar; two sons, Richard Robles and wife, Cynthia, and Ronald Robles, all of Uvalde; one sister, Maria Dominguez of San Antonio; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; one brother, Rafael Robles; and one sister, Modesta Alejandro. A rosary was recited on Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass was held yesterday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Donald William Jackman, 82, of Camp Wood died on May 18, 2015, at his residence. He was born May 26, 1932, in Dallas to Ruth Marion Jackman and Ronald William Jackman. He graduated from Graham High School before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry at Texas Tech University. He proudly served in the United States Navy for two years active duty and six years reserve. Jackman made his living at breaking colts, managing the largest ranch in Colorado – The Hartzell Ranch – training cutting horses, owning an auto parts store, was a real estate broker, and owned and ran an outfitting and guide business in the Bitterroot Wilderness area in Montana/Idaho. He also owned a bulldozing business, bought and sold right-of-way for pipeline, trained border collies until his death, ranched, imported and sold ostrich, emu, rhea and Boer goats. He imported the first Boer goats to the U.S. and started the Boer Goat Association.
Rosa De La Rosa, 76, of La Pryor died on May 25, 2015, at her residence. A rosary was read yesterday and will be recited again today and tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes- Knowles Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in La Pryor. Time is pending. Interment will follow in La Pryor Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Guadalupe Alvarado, 81, of Uvalde died on May 23, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home. A memorial service will be held today from 5 to 9 p.m. at Uvalde Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born on Aug. 22, 1933, in Sabinal to Andrea (Samarron) Gonzales and Guadalupe Gonzales. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Pedro Alvarado; and one son, Xavier Alvarado.
Dianne Elizabeth Craig was born in Uvalde, Texas, on July 22, 1944, the aughter of James Ellis Craig and Cecile Johnson Craig. She passed away in her home at Canyon Lake, Texas, surrounded by her family, on May 15, 2015. Dianne graduated from Uvalde High School in 1962. She played first chair cornet in the band, servedas cartoonist for the Coyote Times paper, received the DAR Good CitizenshipAward, was a member of the National Honor Society, and was honored as a National Merit Scholarship finalist. After graduation she attended Southwestern University and The University of Texas at Austin, completing an undergraduate degree in art and a master’s degree in journalism from UT. While there she worked as a teaching assistant in the UT art department, as a researcher or the Hogg Foundation, and as assistant editor of the “Social Science Quarterly” published by the University of Texas Press.
Jimmie Ray Ware Sr., 78, of Commerce died at his home on May 20, 2015. Ware was born in Mission, Texas on June 10, 1936, to Ida Belle Angermiller Ware and Beal Ray Ware. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion in Bonham. He was a retired rancher. He is survived by his wife, Karen;twin sister, Mary Alice Stephens and husband Sam formerly of Uvalde; two sons, Jimmie Ware Jr. (Cindy) of Greenville and Phillip Kennedy (Kimberley) of Commerce; five daughters, Karen Gaddy of Cumby, Michelle Strickland (Barry) of Clifton, Sharon Stailey (Duane) of Cumby, Pam Ferris (Darrell) of Lindale, Kristie McSparrin of Lindale; 20 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Faye are, and his parents. Visitation was held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Jones- Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce. Funeral services were held yesterday at 10:30 a.m. at Cross Trails Cowboy Church in Fairlie, with the Rev.
Natalia “Nel” Garcia, 53, of Uvalde died at her residence on May 20, 2015. Garcia was born on April 12, 1962 in Uvalde. She is survived by her mother, Bertha Aguirre Maldonado and husband Luis Maldonado of Greeley, Colorado; two daughters, Jan Angela Ibarra and husband, Juan, and Jessica Joyce Alejandro and companion, Amador Hernandez, all of Uvalde; son, Alfred Robles “AJ” Alejandro Jr. and Michelle of San Antonio; nine sisters, loria Garcia of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Veronica Flores and Rebecca Flores, both of Greeley, Colorado, Laura Flores, Elia Talavera, Beatrice Alvarez and Guadalupe Ybarra, all of Uvalde, Alma Lira and Patricia Aguirre Hernandez, both of San Antonio; two brothers, Victor Garcia of Sonora and Victor Aguirre of Carrizo Springs; nine grandchildren, Ramon De Moya, Jeremy Andrew Alejandro, Joseph Elijah Ibarra, Jacob Isaiah Ibarra, Jared Matthew Alejandro, Lorenzo Martin Castillo, Joshua Thomas Ibarra, Sergio Del Bosque and Tristan James Alejandro.