Irma Koehler, 102, of La Pryor died on June 16, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home in Uvalde. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News
Vivian Yvonne Ogden, 74, of Sabinal died on June 9, 2015, in San Antonio. She was born on March 21, 1941, in Robstown to Vivian Wallace Thomas and T.Y. Thomas. She married Ralph Ogden in Sabinal on May 15, 1973. He preceded her in death in 2007. She is survived by five daughters, Tana Villasanaof Sabinal, Terry Goss of Houston, Tracy Havner of Thornton, Trudy Mahan of Sabinal and Tammy Brown of Houston; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Along with her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents. Graveside services were held Friday at 10 a.m. at Sabinal Cemetery with the Rev. Monty Benson officiating. The family requests memorials be made to the American Lung Association, 8207 Callaghan Rd., Suite 140, San Antonio, TX 78230
Nov. 30, 1935 – May 28, 2015 Roy F. Canales, dedicated family man, accomplished teacher, nativeTexan, sports enthusiast, voracious reader, artist, storyteller and humorist died at his home in Houston, Texas on Thursday, May 28, 2015, following a battle with cancer. Born and raised in Uvalde, Texas, he was 79 years old. Roy was a man with a big spirit and heart. To this day, he is revered in his hometown as one of the great lefthanders in Uvalde Coyote High School history. He continued his passion by playing baseball through college. Roy attended the University of Texas in Austin and graduated from Southwest Texas State in 1958. He continued his studies achieving a master’s degree in biology from Texas Tech University 1968. His love for coaching and teaching led him to complete a distinguished career as an educator spanning more than 30 years. He retired from the Pasadena, Texas school system in 1990.
Richard Gregg Edwards a loving husband, father and grandfather, age 68, of San Antonio peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. He was born July 9, 1946, in Uvalde to Jack and Rachel Aldine (Hodges) Edwards. ichard is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Bill Edwards and Jack Edwards. He is survived by his wife, Heather Procter Edwards; his children, Saundra Jane Edwards and her husband, Charles Crouch and two sons, Preston Edwards and Bryan Edwards and his wife, Jessie; grandchildren, Elijah, Hayden, Olivia, Caden and Owen Edwards; and future grandchild, “Baby Crouch;” his brothers’ children, including Patricia and Rachel; and Saundra’s mother, Barbara Edwards. Richard was the consummate professional, earning accolades from employers and colleagues. He was referred to as a dear friend, mentor and coach and was a successful account executive with Philips Healthcare for 29 years.
Rhoda Marie Ware, 87, of Kerrville died on June 8, 2015, in Kerrville. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Waresville Cemetery in Utopia with Paul Stephens officiating. She was born on March 29, 1928, in Utopia to Lillie Mae Smallwood and J.B. Smallwood. She married Billy Ray Ware Sr. on Dec. 7, 1946, in Uvalde County. Ware graduated from Utopia High School and worked as a bookkeeper at Fidelity Title Company for 24 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star as well as various card and domino clubs around town. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billy Ray Ware Sr.; one son, Beal Monroe Ware; and six siblings.
Henry A. Sanchez, 81, of Uvalde died on June 5, 2015, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on Sept. 28, 1933, in San Antonio to Rosa (Algueseva) Cadena and Enrique Cadena. He married Carmen Torres in Uvalde on Jan. 27, 1952. He is survived by one daughter, Lolly Sanchez of Floresville; two sons, Henry Sanchez Jr. and wife, Josie, of Pleasanton and Frank Sanchez and wife, Pat, of Kenedy; three sisters, Susan Barrera, Deborah Brandt and Alice Gilley, all of San Antonio; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen T. Sanchez; one son, George Sanchez; and three sisters, Diane Escobedo, Elaine Pace and Sandra Keyland. A rosary was recited on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing- Estes-Knowles Chapel. funeral Mass was held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at SacredHeart Catholic Church. Interment followed at Uvalde Catholic Cemetery.
Cecil Edward Davis passed away peacefully Friday, June 5, 2015, one week shy of his 61st weddinganniversary with Virginia Wood Davis. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Montell Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the family’s Montell residence. He was born on Feb. 17, 1931, in San Angelo to Catherine Cox Davis and Cecil Edward Davis. Soon afterward, they moved to San Blas, Mexico where the family ranched. Davis rode on a train by himself to Dallas to attend first grade. The family moved to Montell where he learned sheep and goat ranching and fence building. He graduated from Texas A&M College and served in the U.S. Army Field Artillery during the Korean War. Davis was a farmer, rancher, banker, real estate broker and appraiser, and entrepreneur. For many years he was the only VA appraiser in south Texas. He was known as “Honey Coot” to his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Manuela C. Rodriguez, 88, of Uvalde died on June 2, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home. A vigil and rosary 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 Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born on Dec. 23, 1926, in Uvalde to Francisca (Gomez) Castro and Francisco Castro. She married Vicente Rodriguez on July 6, 1942, in Uvalde. She is survived by one daughter, Rosa Maria Ybarra and husband, Ramon, of Hondo; three sons, Roberto C. Rodriguez and wife, Maria, Vicente Rodriguez Jr. and Armando C. Rodriguez and companion, Emma, all of Uvalde; 11 grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vicente Rodriguez Sr.; one daughter, Rachel Rodriguez; one great-great-grandson, Camden Jaie Sanchez. Pallbearers will be Ramon Ybarra Jr., Randy Ybarra, Vicente H. Rodriguez, James H.