Colleen M. Bownds, 84, of San Antonio, formerly of Utopia, died on Dec. 13, 2013, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. She was born on Feb. 24, 1929, in La Vernia to Ruby Stahl Pierdolla and Fred Pierdolla Sr. She is survived by one son, Ron Bownds and wife, Judy, of Utopia; one sister, Wanda Mae Von Minden of La Vernia; one brother, Fred Pierdolla Jr. and wife, Cherry, of La Vernia; daughter-in-law, Marion Bownds of San Antonio; four grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Bownds; and one son, Kirk Bownds. A memorial service was held yesterday at 11 a.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel in Sabinal. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
Manuel R. Vasquez, 65, of Uvalde died on Dec. 19, 2013, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 27, 1948, in Musquiz, Coahuila, Mexico to Julia Lozano Vasquez and Felix Vasquez. He is survived by two sons, Manuel A. Vasquez and Robert Vasquez, both of Uvalde; two sisters, Nelda Garcia of Houston and Maria Luisa Montes of Uvalde; four grandchildren, Briana Vasquez, Robert Vasquez, Kiara Vasquez and Toby Vasquez; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Manuel Montes. A vigil will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass was held yesterday at 1:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
Rosemary Reavis Patton, 75, of Roberta, Ga., died on Dec. 2, 2013, in Macon, Ga. She was born on Aug. 7, 1938, in Utopia to Ola Mae Reavis and Ira K. Reavis. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Henry Allen Patton of Roberta, Ga.; five sons, Allen Brice Patton of Many, La., Stephen Paul Patton of Urbana, Ohio, Philip Andrew Patton of Macon, Ga., Samuel Joseph Patton of Fort Valley, Ga. and Caleb Joshua Patton of Byron, Ga.; four daughters, Sharon Rose Lubben of Riverside, Rebekah Ruth Fleming of Gordon, Ga., Elisabeth Anna Mitchell of Stamps, Ark., and Sarah Lois Bennett of Mershon, Ga.; five brothers, Ben Reavis, Henry Reavis and Ray Reavis, all of San Antonio, Edward Reavis of Wasilla, Alaska, and Daniel Reavis of Macon, Ga; four sisters, Allie Goff of Utopia, Ida Stoneking of Elk City, Idaho, Nora Dodge of Utopia and Becky Reavis of San Antonio; 24 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Colleen Bownds, 84, of San Antonio, formerly of Utopia, died on Dec. 13, 2013, in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel in Sabinal. Interment will follow at Jones Cemetery in Utopia. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.