Obituaries

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.

Wed
06
May

Alberto Sandoval Jr.

Alberto Sandoval Jr., 57, of Uvalde died on April 29, 2015, in Uvalde. He was born on Oct. 9,  1957, in Carrizo Springs to Julia Sandoval and Alberto D. Sandoval. He married Elizabeth Moncada on March 18, 1988, in Crystal City. Sandoval taught U.S. History and coached football,  basketball and track for 33 years. Throughout those 33 years, he coached and taught in Crystal City, San Diego, Laredo, Hebbronville and Uvalde. He was athletic director in Crystal City and Hebbronville.

Wed
06
May

Josefina O. Salinas

Josefina Ortiz Salinas, 75, of Uvalde died on April 30, 2015, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Feb. 12, 1940, in Allende, Coahuila, Mexico to Maria Enriqueta (Valadez) Ortiz and Salvador Ortiz. She married Arturo Salinas in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico on Oct. 4, 1961.

Fri
01
May

Ramon P. Vasquez

Ramon P. Vasquez, 86, formerly of Uvalde, died on April 29, 2015, in Kerrville. He was born on Oct.
Fri
01
May

Josefina O. Salinas

Josefina Ortiz Salinas, 75, of Uvalde died on April 30,2015, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary.

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