Arminta Frances Rogers, 89, of Sabinal died on June 27, 2015, at her residence. Family visitation will be today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Sabinal with the Rev. Monty Benson officiating. She will be interred on July 7 at 11 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Rogers was born on July 11, 1925, in Medina, to Willie Maude (Mayfield) and Chester Clarence Allen. She married Lester D. Rogers in San Antonio on Oct. 3, 1943. He preceded her in death in 1995. She is survived by one daughter, Frances Jo Cave and husband, Kenneth, of Sabinal; one daughter-inlaw, Dianne G. Rogers of San Antonio; two sisters, Mona Seale of Medina and Linnie Beth Arquette of Utah; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and caretaker and special friend, Peggy Hickman.
T.J. Coleman, 82, formerly of Uvalde and Camp Wood, died June 25, 2015, at a long term care facility in Rome, New York. A memorial service will be held at the Leakey Floral Cemetery on July 18, 2015, at 10 a.m. with his son-in-law, the Rev. Jimmy Ryan officiating. He was born in Crystal City on Nov. 3, 1933, to Aileen (Dowlearn) and Van D. Coleman. He married Kayleen Fisher Coleman on July 19, 1950. He is survived by two brothers, Wayne Worrell and Cliff Worrell, both of Colorado; three children, Deborah Riley of Eldorado, Terry Joe Coleman of Loving, New Mexico and Shelly Ryan of Carlsbad, New Mexico; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous friends and family members. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years and his parents.
Elisia R. Vasquez, 71, of Batesville died on June 25, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home. Funeral mass will be held today at 3 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Batesville with interment to follow at Batesville Cemetery. She was born on Sept. 20, 1943, in Tyler to Margarita (Benavides) and Domingo Ramon. She is survived by one daughter, Amy Rios and husband, Esvardo, of Batesville; one son, Jesse Vasquez of Batesville; one sister, Virginia Prado of Uvalde; three brothers, Manuel Ramon of Wolforth, and Peter Paul Ramon and Genaro Ramon, both of Lubbock; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ventura Vasquez; one daughter, Corina Aguilar; four brothers, Jesse Ramon, Joe Ramon, Agapito Ramon, and Juan Ramon; one sister, Rosemary de los Santos; and one grandson, Leo Angel Rios.
Paul Torres, 85, formerly of the Uvalde area, died May 29, 2015, at the Sidney Health Center, Sidney, Montana. He was born on Jan. 25, 1930, in Crystal City to Erlinda (Estrada) and Rudolfo Torres. He married Amelia Mariscal in Eagle Pass on May 8, 1949. After several years traveling to the Sidney area as a migrant worker, he settled there. Torres worked as a farm hand for Julius Degn, and farmed in the Rau area. After over 10 years working in Sidney, he moved to Fairview, Montana. He worked for Holly Sugar, area farmers and his neighbors. He also did road construction and then worked for the Montana Migrant Council while owning and operating the City Café. According to his family, Paul was proud he obtained his GED at the age of 70. He was known to his family as Paublito.
Billie May Studer, 84, of Uvalde died on June 28, 2015, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held on July 6 at 10 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Arminta F. Rogers, 89, of Sabinal died on June 27, 2015, at her residence. Funeral services will be held on July 6, 2015, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Sabinal. Burial will be on July 7, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Oralia Ratliff, 94, of Uvalde died June 28, 2015, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She was born on Sept. 20, 1920, in Corsicana to Adela (Rivera) and Candelario Sanchez. She is survived by two daughters, Blanca Estella Juarez and husband, George, of Uvalde and Janie Adela Ratliff of San Antonio; one son, Fred Ratliff of Uvalde; one brother, Carlos Sanchez and wife, Maria, of Eagle Pass; three grandchildren, Ivan Jorge Juarez and Soraida Oralia Juarez, both of Uvalde, and John Luke Ratliff of San Antonio; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Ratliff Sr., and her parents. A rosary was held June 29, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial was held June 30, 2015, at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Xavier Juarez, Oscar Juarez, Kenneth Garrett, Ruben Nolasco, Charles Mendeke and John Luke Ratliff.
Lester Gayne Kiesling, 60, of Uvalde died on June 27, 2015, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Aug. 19, 1954, in San Angelo to Ida (Krieg) and Leon Edwin Kiesling. He married Elaine McLerran in Uvalde on Oct. 26, 1991. He is survived by his wife of 23 years; two sons, Travis Kiesling and Tyler Karl Kiesling, both of Uvalde; one sister, Louise Moerbe and husband, Walter of La Pryor; one brother, Lynn Kiesling and wife, Jean, of Eola; one sister-in-law, Bennie Lubke of San Angelo; two brothers-in-law, Craig McLerran of Dallas and Joe McLerran and wife, Debbie, of Comfort; mother-in-law, Farrice McLerran; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Larry Kiesling. Kiesling was a lifetime member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. According to the family, his lifelong passion was farming and agriculture. Funeral services were held yesterday at 10 a.m.
Milton R. Felts, 76, died June 24, 2015, at his residence outside Fredericksburg. He will be cremated, with arrangements under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held July 11 at 6 p.m. at O.A. Fisher Camp in Utopia, located 3 miles north of Utopia. He was born May 5, 1939, to Ellen (Porche) and Harvey “Pat” Felts in Sabinal. On Sept. 8, 1962, he married Vaneta Lowery in Crane. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Molly Gillespie and husband, Jason, of Portland; two grandchildren, Shelby and Mason Gillespie; and three brothers, Aldon Coward of Sabinal, Eldon Coward of Bandera, and Woodrow Wilson of California. Felts was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Glen Felts; and one brother, Gilbert Felts. Memorial contributions may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, G.P. Tennis C/O Molly Gillespie, 509 Pinehurst, Portland, TX 78374, or the charity of one’s choice.