Roland Kenneth “Ken” Towery, 93, formerly of Uvalde, died on May 4, 2016, in Austin. He was born on Jan. 25, 1923, in Monroe County, Mississippi to Lonie Belle (Cowart) and Wiley Azof Towery. The family moved to Texas in 1924, and Towery grew up on a farm in South Texas. Entering the U.S. Army on his 18th birthday, he served during World War II in defense of the Philippines, where he was captured in 1942 at the fall of Corregidor and interned as a prisoner of war in China for three and one-half years. Among other decorations, he holds the Purple Heart and Presidential Unit Citation with two Oak Leaf Clusters. Towery entered Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde in 1946, as the first student enrolled in the history of that school, which was being opened on what had been an old U.S. Army Air Field. He lived on campus and could conveniently walk the 3 miles into town. While a student at SWTJC, he met Louise Cook, of Knippa, Texas. They married on May 4, 1947, in Houston.
Rosa M. Ballesteros, 78, of Knippa died on April 3, 2016, at the Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She was born on Aug. 27, 1937, in Uvalde to Maria De Jesus (Reyes) and Romulo Moreno. She married Samuel Ballesteros in Uvalde on Feb.
Calvin Odell Vossler, 90, of Leakey died on May 1, 2016, at his home in Leakey. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the St. Raymond Catholic Church in Leakey. A viewing will be held one hour before the service at St. Raymond Catholic Church.
Emma Louise Dean, 77, of Camp Wood died on April 30, 2016, at her home. A viewing will be held tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Chapel of Camp Wood. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Nueces Canyon Church of Christ of Camp Wood. Bill Holloway will officiate. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. She was born on Jan.
Richard Cardenas, 66, of Hondo died on April 23, 2016, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. A rosary was recited yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A mass of Christian burial will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m.
Rosa M. Ballesteros, 78, of Knippa died on April 3, 2016, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Florentina M. Perez, 72, of Uvalde died on April 26, 2016, at the Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Uvalde. A rosary will be recited today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A mass of Christian burial will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. Perez was born on Oct. 16, 1943, to Celestina (Lopez) and Bernardo Martinez. She married Joaquin Perez III in Uvalde on Sept.
Frederick Justin McIntosh, 87, of Sabinal died on April 22, 2016, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Sept. 8, 1928, in Columbus to Louise (Barton) and William E. McIntosh. He married Ethel Marie Bills on Dec. 20, 1952, in Dublin.