Obituaries

Wed
20
May

Violanda Guerrero

Violanda Guerrero, 41, of Uvalde died on May  15, 2015, at her residence. She was born on March 18, 1974, in Uvalde to Purificacion (Morales) Guerrero and Francisco Guerrero. She is survived by hermother, a resident of Uvalde; one son, Francisco Adrian Morales of Uvalde; three sisters, San Juana Medina, Griselda Vara and husband, Miguel, and Soledad Ramirez and husband, Raul Luna, all of Uvalde; three brothers, Natividad Guerrero and wife, Maria, of Vanderpool, Francisco Guerrero Jr. and wife, Jesusita, of Brackettville and Ruben Guerrero of Uvalde; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father. A rosary was recited on Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass was held Monday at 10 a.m. at SacredHeart Catholic Church.  Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery.Pallbearers were Miguel Vara, Jose Medina, Robert Guerrero, Natividad Guerrero, Jr., Ruben Guerrero, Francisco Guerrero and Natividad Guerrero.   

Wed
20
May

Donald ‘Don’ Jackman

Donald William “Don” Jackman, 82, of Camp Wood died on May 18, 2015, at his residence. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Camp Wood with the Rev. JR Rollison officiating. He was born in Dallas on May 26, 1932, to Ruth Marion Jackman and Ronald William Jackman. A complete obituary will appear in a future editionof the Uvalde Leader-News. Nelson Funeral Home of Camp Wood, www.nelsonfuneralhomes.net  

Fri
15
May

Francisco C. Roman

Francisco C. Roman, 91, of Uvalde died on May 12, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home. was born on Aug. 23, 1923, in Uvalde to Rosa (Cruz) Roman and Serafin Roman. He married Maria Ortiz in La Pryor on March 15, 1944.  He is survived by two daughters, Carmen amarripa and husband, Tony, and Rosie Roman of Uvalde; five sons, Arturo Roman and wife, Lourdes, of Uvalde, Frank Roman and wife, Jolanda, Carlos Roman nd wife, Mary, and Oscar Roman and wife, Rosa, all of Odessa and Jimmy Roman and wife, Bertha, of Uvalde; one sister, Santos Martinez of Uvalde; one brother, Emilio Roman of Kerrville; 20 grandchildren; 22 greatgrandchildren;  and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; one son, Jesse Roman; one grandson, Frank Roman III; three brothers, Serafin “Tino” C. Roman, Heraclio C. Roman   nd George C. Roman; and one sister, Herlinda Salazar.  A rosary was recited on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel.

Wed
13
May

Betty Blomberg

Betty Jane Burgin Blomberg, 86, passed away on May 1, 2015 at her Serenity Garden home in Texas. She was the sister of the late Charles Burgin and Albert E. Burgin Jr. Betty was born on Nov. 23, 1928 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was the daughter of Albert E. Burgin and Hazel Freeman. She graduated from Paschal High School and attended and graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a degree in art. She worked briefly as a teacher in Japan, teaching English to elementary school students  n the 1950s. When she moved to San Francisco in the 1960s, she became an interior designer and was an active member of ASID, American Society of Interior Designers and later started her own interior design business of which she was president. Betty was a devoted attendee and contributor to the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet. She was a lover of fine art and contributed tothe Legion of Honor Art Museum and the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

Wed
13
May

Anita V. Gonzales

Anita V. Gonzales, 92, of Uvalde died on May 12,  2015, at her residence. A vigil service will be  held today at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel.  A Mass of Christian  burial will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic  Church. Interment will follow in Uvalde Catholic Cemetery.  She was born on Jan. 13, 1923, in Uvalde to Natalia (Avila) Valverde and Manuel Valverde. She is survived by two daughters, Elma Negrete and Esdula Gomez, both of Uvalde; one son, Armando Gonzales of San Antonio; 10 grandchildren; 20 greatgrandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and  numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter,Elma Gonzales; one brother, Celestino Valverde; and one granddaughter, Patty Gonzales. A rosary was recited yesterday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Johnny Gonzales, Robert Negrete, Rick Ballesteros, Mario Gutierrez, Felipe Negrete and  Jonathan Camacho.

Wed
13
May

Francisco C. Roman

Francisco C. Roman, 91, of Uvalde died on May 12, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home.  A rosary will be recited today and tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel.  A funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Fri
08
May

Elvera Krivan Willey

Elvera Lenora Krivan Willey, longtime resident of Uvalde, Texas, passed away peacefully at her home on April 24, 2015. She was born Sept.
Fri
08
May

Estelle Jacklin

Estelle Jacklin, 81, of Reagan Wells died on May 7, 2015, in Sabinal. She was born on March 6, 1934, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada to Genevieve (Liteplo) Kuz and James Henry Kuz. She married Conrad Jacklin in Lexington, Kentucky on Dec.
Wed
06
May

Ruth Ann Morgan Yanelli

June 6, 1943 – May 4, 2015 Ruth Ann Morgan Yanelli, 71, of Uvalde, formerly of Del Rio and San Antonio, died peacefully in her sleep on May 4, 2015, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Ann was born June 6, 1943, in Johnson City, Tenn., to Ruth Street and Ray Morgan. She married Albert M. Yanelli III, who preceded her in death in 2002, on Oct. 13, 1964.  She was a career educator, earning her master’s degree in education and teaching English and language arts in San Felipe-Del Rio CISD, Uvalde CISD, Edgewood ISD, San Antonio ISD, Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Fla., the Gabriel Tafolla Charter School and most recently, Carrizo Springs CISD. She was never happier than when she was teaching, spending time with family, (and her pets). She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Wed
06
May

Sara Probasco Twilligear

November 27, 1936 – April 26, 2015 Sara was born in Dallas, Texas. She resided in several places in Texas and Louisiana before settling with her family in Jackson, Mississippi. It was in Jackson that she met and married her high school sweetheart, Charley Fletcher Mills. Sara graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in interior design. Sara owned and managed several small business, including a catering business called Special Arrangements and a chain of Mexican restaurants under the Pedro’s brand. Sara was active in the Jackson Children’s Theater,  both on-stage as an actress and behind thescenes, where she took  part in directing and decorating the sets. In 1979, Sara married  George Donald Probasco nd moved to Lubbock,Texas. It was here that she began her hobby of making beautiful stained glass artwork. In 1985, she and Don moved to Uvalde, Texas and opened a locksmith store called A-1 Lock and Key.

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