Arthur Wade Donaghe was born Feb. 20, 1962, and he died Feb. 22, 2015. Services will be held March 16 at Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX at 12 p.m. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. at Ft. Sam Cemetery. He is survived by wife, Arlene; mother, Sue (O.F.) Bolting; twin brother, Wayne (Carolyn) Donaghe; daughter, Jessica Lewis; son, Chris (Jenny) Donaghe; uncle, Arthur (Amy) Donaghe; numerous cousins. Memorials may be sent to Utopia Methodist Church.
Amanda Velasquez-Kelley, 31, of San Antonio died on March 1, 2015, at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio. A viewing will be held tomorrow from 1 to 4 p.m. with the recitation of the Holy rosary at 2 p.m. at Caring Funeral Home in San Antonio. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in San Antonio. Interment will follow at San Jose Burial Park in San Antonio. She was born on July 3, 1983, in Midland. Velasquez-Kelley attended Sacred Heart School along with a sibling while they were living in Uvalde. She is survived by her husband, Danny Kelley of San Antonio; one son, Giovanni Velasquez of San Antonio; two daughters, Dannie Raye and Serenah Kelley, both of San Antonio; parents, Carolina Rodriguez-Martinez of San Antonio and Robert A. Velasquez of Uvalde; three brothers, Robert Christopher Velasquez, Alan Joel Velasquez and Ricardo Maldonado Jr., all of San Antonio; two sisters, Jessica Velasquez Pate and husband, Thomas E.
Mary E. Vermillion, 88, of Lake Dallas died on March 5, 2015, at Sandy Lake Rehab and Nursing in Coppell. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Waresville Cemetery. She was born on Oct. 14, 1926, in Okemah, Oklahoma to Lillian Dotson Bethell and Jinks Bethell. She is survived by two sisters, Florence Hutcherson of Kerrville and Elizabeth Ann West of Lake Dallas. She was preceded in death by parents; and two brothers.
Ouida Jocille “Jody” Tacker, 70, of Utopia died on Feb. 28, 2015, at her residence.A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 1p.m. at the Living Waters Church in Utopia. Cremation is under the direction of the Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. She was born on Sept. 2, 1944, in Sugar Land to Alta Mae Barrett Spence and Edwin Louis Spence. She married Wayne Tacker in Houston on Sept. 14, 1963. She is survived by her husband of 51 years; one daughter, Ronda Lyn Tacker of Austin; two sons, Clint Edwin Tacker of Buna and George Dwayne Tacker of Deer Park; and three grandchildren.
Dalene Boren White, 84, of Leakey died on Feb. 25, 2015, at her residence. She was born on Oct. 17, 1930, in Leakey to Lurlene Boren and Damon Boren. White was the first consultant and the first director for Mary Kay. She was a national director and the second person to drive a pink cadillac. She was also the first person to be Queen of Sales and Queen of Recruiting at the same time. She is survived by two daughters, Janet Hallum and husband, Jack, and Sherry Hawkins and husband, Jim; one son, Damon White and wife, Kristi; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins andfriends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe White; and two great-grandchildren, Areona Little andLance Little. Visitation was held on Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Chapel in Leakey. Funeral services were held on March 1 at 2 p.m. at the Leakey United Methodist Church with the Rev. Doug Smith officiating.Interment followed at the Leakey Floral Cemetery.
Minnie Jaye (Davis) Sherrer joined her holy angels at the age of 87. Jaye, formerly of Camp ood, was born in Blackwell, Texas, and raised on migrant farms throughout central Texas. She graduated from Fox Tech High School in San Antonio and attended Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos. On July 8, 1956, she married Eugene Frederick Sherrer and they raised two daughters, traveling all over the world, always doing something new and exciting. Jaye worked for civil service for many years and together with her husband, owned and operated several businesses in San Antonio, LaCoste and Castroville. In 1968, Jaye attended the Indra Devi Yoga Institute and became one of the first Americans to teach yoga, which she continued to practice for the rest of her life. She enjoyed playing the guitar and singing and, as a senior citizen, taught yoga and line dancing. She loved to help other people and was famous for her home cooking and hospitality.
Dr. Frank S. Moffett, 78, of Dilley died on Feb. 21, 2015, in Dilley. He was born on Aug. 12 1936, in Dilley to Theo Lane Moffett and Ted Moffett Sr. Dr. Moffett was a 1954 graduate of Dilley HighSchool. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-64, attaining the rank of captain. Upon leaving military service he enrolled at Texas A&I and in 1960 transferred to Texas A&M were he received a Bachelor of Science in animal science in 1963, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1964. He was in veterinary practice from 1964 to the present in South Texas, was active in youth rodeo and junior livestock events, serving as La Salle Junior Livestock Show veterinarian. During his distinguished career he found time to serve inmany state veterinary medicine associations and presented papers at conventions and conferences from Hawaii to Guadalajara Mexico. Dr.
Ida Orene Bostic Knetsch age 90 of Elgin, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Orene was born March 17, 1924 in Yoakum, Texas to Gordon L. and Susie Middleton Bostic.Orene was one of nine children, the only girl inthe midst of seven boys until her little sister Lolaarrived in 1938. She attended school through eleventh grade in Fashing,Texas. She married Edwin C Knetsch, Sr. on Nov. 8, 1941 inFashing, Texas. In 1947, she and Ed moved to La Pryor, Texas, wherethey raised all seven of their children. She was homemaker- in-charge for a large family but Orene also was an avid gardener who loved to crochet, knit, read, and fish. In retirement, Orene and Ed spent several years traveling in a travel trailer visiting Texas parks and their kids and fishing on the coast. They settled in Uvalde with their youngest son and family and lived there until 2010 when they moved to Elgin to live with their oldest daughter.
David S. Garison Jr., 87, of Zapata, formerly of La Pryor, died on Feb. 25, 2015, in Laredo. He was born on July 27, 1927, in Palacios to Anna B. Bridgeforth Garison and David S. Garison Sr. He married Nancy Lucille Robinson in Uvalde in 1950. He is survived by his wife of 64 years; three daughters,Patricia Ann Roberts of Lockhart, Gale Braune of Zapata and Mary Sue Garison of Corpus Christi; one brother, Jack W. Garison of San Antonio; three grandchildren, Darrel Roberts and David Roberts, both of Lockhart and Destiny Andrews of Buda; and 10 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters,Mary Leon Howard and Elma Rose Grizzle. Graveside services were held Monday at 10 a.m. in La Pryor Cemetery with Paul Stephens officiating