Gilbert Leroy Williams, 94, of Uvalde died on Jan. 22, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Weston, Maine on June 24, 1920, to Leola Malone Williams and Floyd Williams. He is survived by three daughters, Janette Rose of Denver, Colorado; Elaine Muchow of Bastrop; and Lillian Sontag of Reston, Virginia; one brother, Foster Williams of Maine; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vickie Williams, and daughter, Anna Williams. A memorial service was held on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at 3 p.m. at Quail Springs Hall. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
George “Dick” HerndonGeorge Winston “Dick” Herndon was born February 6, 1928, in Uvalde County, Texas, and passed away Jan. 24, 2015, in Uvalde, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Russell and Mamie Mylinda Lacey Herndon; wife of 65 years, Marjorie Nell Bonner Herndon; brothers J.B., Elmer Bryan, William Louis Herndon; sister Cleo Elizabeth Herndon Winn; and daughter Sherrii Jo Herndon. Dick is survived by his brother Russell L.
Alicia De Hoyos Arizmendi, 89, formerly of Uvalde, died on Jan. 25, 2015, in San Antonio. A rosary will be recited today at 1 p.m. at the Rushing- Estes-Knowles Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born on Feb. 23, 1925, in Uvalde to Tomasa (Talavera) De Hoyos and Crispin De Hoyos. She married Gilbert Arizmendi in Uvalde on Oct. 31, 1949. She is survived by one son, Gil Arizmendi and wife, Lottie, of San Antonio; one sister, Genoveva Morales of Uvalde; one brother, Crispin De Hoyos of San Antonio; two grandchildren, Laura Kingsley and husband, Cary, and Gil C. Arizmendi and wife, Dora; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and two brothers, Rudy De Hoyos and Antonio De Hoyos. Pallbearers will be Gil D. Arizmendi, Gil C. Arizmendi, Cary Kingsley, Gil S.
Jimmie Lee Anderson, 92, of Asherton died on Jan. 23, 2015, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Crystal City. Interment will follow at Edgewood Cemetery in Crystal City. Private family visitation will be held at the family residence in Asherton. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
July 13, 1927 – January 18, 2015 Betty H. Woods went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Born July 13, 1927, in Navarro County to Maybeth Decherd Heaton and L. C. Heaton, she was preceded in death by her parents and siblings L. C., Jr., James Edgar, Billy Gage, and Kathleen. Betty wore many hats during her lifetime, among them Kleberg County Home Demonstration Agent; dietician for a nursing home; and educator in science,
history and home economics, having taught first grade through high school. She once said, “Each one who calls me his teacher has a right to expect that I know him, that I sense to some degree his inner need, and that I make an attempt to meet that need,” and for her dedication to her profession, she was awarded Teacher of the Year. Betty always believed in helping her fellow man: she volunteered at a Polio ward during the epidemic, worked
Michael Salazar, 29, of Uvalde died on Jan. 15, 2015, in San Antonio. He was born on Aug. 7, 1985, in Uvalde to Alma (Alejandro) Salazar andVincent Salazar Jr. He is survived by his parents; one brother, Vincent “Vinnie” Salazar III and wife, Melinda Alejandro, of Uvalde; maternal grandparents, Rodolfo and Alicia Alejandro of Uvalde; paternal grandmother, Consuelo Salazar of Uvalde; one niece, Layla Salazar of Uvalde; two nephews, Julian Salazar and Nicholas Salazar, both of Uvalde; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Vincent Salazar. A rosary was recited on Jan. 17 and Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Vincent “Vinnie” Salazar III, Julian Salazar, Johnny Salazar, Ezequiel Martinez, Luke Alejandro, Dylan Alejandro, Jaime Valle and Ismael Valle
Inez Lopez, 26, of La Pryor died on Jan. 18, 2015, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Templo Gethsemani in La Pryor. Interment will follow in La Pryor Cemetery. He was born on June 16, 1988, in Hereford to Eva (Longoria) Lopez andTirso D. Lopez. He married Alizza Cervantes on June 19, 2010, in La Pryor. He is survived by his wife of four years; parents; paternal grandmother, Francisca Del Toro Lopez of La Pryor; maternal grandfather, Juan P. Longoria of La Pryor; two sisters, Sandra Lopez of Hereford and Delia Perez of La Pryor; six brothers, Misael Longoria of Ft. Worth, Abel Longoria, Ruben Lopez, Lucas Lopez, all of La Pryor, Tirso Lopez Jr. of Killeen, and Frank Lopez of Uvalde; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Inez Lopez Sr.; and maternal grandmother, Hermelinda Longoria.
James Lawrence Jackson, 53, of La Pryor died on Jan. 16, 2015, in Hondo, following a battle with cancer. He was born on June 5, 1961, in Uvalde to Jesse Joyce Cook Jackson and Joseph Mark Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents. According to the family, Jackson was respected by his friends and coworkers. He had worked for Pearsall Livestock for almost 20 years.He is survived by one sister, Joy Jackson Garza and husband, Eulalio, of Knippa; and many cousins. A graveside service was held Monday at 9 a.m. at Sabinal Cemetery.
Pedro Ybarra Flores, 91, of Uvalde died on Jan. 17, 2015, in Uvalde. e was born on Feb. 23, 1923, in Uvalde to Aurelia (Ybarra) Flores and Bartolo Flores.He married Florinda Mirelez on May 1, 1950, in San Antonio.
According to the family, Flores was a well-known painter and wallpaper hanger along with his two brothers. He laterbranched off and started his own painting business; some of his work can be seen at Sacred Heart Catholic