Jean Anne Beckett Ballard, 79, of Uvalde died on Jan. 28, 2015, at Methodist Texsan Heart Hospital in San Antonio. She was born on June 14, 1935, in Eston, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Laura (Seal) Beckett and Thomas Beckett.She married Robert “Bob” Ballard on Oct. 8, 1961, in Madison, Wisconsin. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, a resident of Uvalde; one son, Patrick Ballard of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one brother, Garth Beckett of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; two granddaughters; and two greatgrandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Thomas Beckett and Joseph Beckett. Cremation under the direction of Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary
Demetria R. Contreras, 86, of Lubbock died on Jan. 26, 2015, in Lubbock. She was born on Aug. 13, 1928, in Knippa to Maria Rodriguez and Jose Rodriguez. She married Ramon Contreras on March 31, 1947, in Knippa. He died on Aug. 14, 2006. Contreras was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church and she was a Cursillista. According to the family, Contreras enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting and dancing. She is survived by four daughters, Ramona Alonzo and husband, Domingo, Juanita C. Medellin, Maria C. Martinez and Gloria C Dominguez and husband, Bobby, all of Lubbock; four sons, Ramon Contreras Jr. and wife, Rachelle, of Houston, Armando Contreras and wife, Josie, Juan Contreras and wife, Mary, and Christopher Contreras, all of Lubbock; eight siblings, Pete Rodriguez, Henry Martinez, Juanita Rodriguez, Lupe Gonzales, Aurora Burrola, Estella Soria, Jesse Martinez, Robert Martinez; 22 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Amancia Sanchez Garza, 87, of Uvalde, formerly of Eagle Pass, died on Jan. 28, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home. She is survived by one daughter, Carmen Graciela Rodriguez and husband, Joe, of Uvalde; four sons, Armando Garza Jr. of Austin, David Garza of Houston, Cesar Jesus Garza of San Diego, California and Jose Alfredo Garza of Austin; three sisters, Micaela Sanchez Velez of Austin, Antonia Sanchez of Eagle Pass and Maria Nieves Cardona of Albert Lea, Minnesota; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Armando Garza Sr.; and one son, Daniel Garza. Visitation was held on Jan. 30 from 2 to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. at the Yeager Barrera Funeral Home in Eagle Pass. Funeral services were held yesterday at noon at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Eagle Pass. Interment followed at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Cemetery in Eagle Pass.
Oct. 19, 1942 – Jan. 28, 2015 Fritz Henry Streib was born in Uvalde, Texas, to Fritz and Gilla Dee (Hoover) Streib on Oct. 19, 1942. He passed away in Uvalde, Texas, on Jan. 28, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Evelyn Streib Davenport. He is survived by his daughters and their families: Steve and Shawn Gray of Rio Frio, Texas, and their children, Jacy and Jake; Greg and Lisa Oden of Magnolia, Texas, and their children, Hayley and Erin. He is also survived by brothers, Willis Springfield and George Streib; and numerous nieces and nephews. Henry enjoyed an idyllic childhood, growing up in the Frio Canyon on the family ranch and often regaled his family with stories of the mischief and adventures he and his brothers experienced. He attended school in Leakey and Sabinal, graduating from Sabinal High School in 1961. He was a member of the Leakey Masonic Lodge AF & AM #622.
Rose Mary Brysch, 68, of Kingsville died on Jan. 27, 2015, in Kingsville. She was born on April 23, 1946, in Uvalde to Maria Ester Sanchez and Cosme Sanchez. Brysch was a retired certified nursing assistant. She is survived by her husband of 16 years, John M. Brysch of Kingsville; four sons, David Carrasco and wife, Martha, of San Antonio, Thomas Carrasco of Detroit, Michigan, James Carrasco of Detroit, Michigan, Manuel Carrasco of Detroit, Michigan and John Eric Brysch of San Antonio; four sisters, Olga Zamarripa of San Antonio, Gloria Leal of San Antonio, Janie Perez of San Antonio and Josie Sanchez of Pleasanton; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A cremation will follow with a memorial service to be held at a later date.
Alicia De Hoyos Arizmendi, 89, formerly of Uvalde, died on Jan. 25, 2015, in San Antonio. 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, 1948. 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 three brothers, Rudy De Hoyos, Jose J. De Hoyos and Antonio De Hoyos. A rosary was recited on Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Rushing- Estes-Knowles Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial was held on Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gil D. Arizmendi, Gil C. Arizmendi, Cary Kingsley, Gil S.
Jaime Torres Ruiz, 50, of Uvalde died on Jan. 28, 2015, in Ft. Worth. He was born on Nov. 28, 1964, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico to Esperanza (Torres) Ruiz and Juan C. Ruiz Sr. He is survived by his mother, a resident of Uvalde; one daughter, Blanca Ruiz of Houston; two sons, Ricardo Ruiz of Uvalde and Jaime Ruiz Jr. of Houston; six sisters, Ana Maria Echeverria of Ft. Worth, Yolanda Ruiz and Bertha Alicia Ruiz Cisneros, both of Houston, Maria Felicitas De Luna and Ester Ruiz, both of Uvalde and Esperanza Hereida of Plainview; two brothers, Juan Ruiz Jr. of Eagle Pass and Javier Ruiz of Uvalde; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. A rosary was recited on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Rushing- Estes-Knowles Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial was held on Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Raymond Odell Hodges, 85, of Sabinal died Jan. 27 at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Arkansas to Neener Newby Hodges and Thomas Jefferson Hodges. In California in 1954, he married Allene Juanita Lingo, who preceded him in death a few years later, shortly after the birth of their daughter. He was also preceded in death by his firstborn, Raymond Odell Hodges Jr., who died in 1993. He enjoyed fishing, watching television, growing a vegetable garden, and telling stories with friends. He is survived by one daughter, Rosemarie Hodges of Sabinal; one son, Lyndell Hodges and wife, Sabina, of Livingston, California; and three granddaughters, Meghann D. Garcia of Uvalde; Jessica L. Hodges of Vancouver, British Columbia; and Janina R. Hodges of Little Rock, Arkansas.
(Retired UT Pharmacist) November 26th, 1934 – January 22nd, 2015 Moises Barrientos Peña, 80, of Austin, Texas (formerly of Crystal City, TX) passed away on Jan. 22, 2015. Moises is preceded in death by his wife, Maria Inez Lozano Peña; his parents, Gilbert M. and Victoria Barrientos Cruz; and brother, Frank F.B. Cruz. He is survived by his sister, Teresa C. Kypuros, and brother, Gilbert B. Cruz Jr; children, Martha Peña Weiss (Walter Collin), Moises Peña Jr. (Nancy), Michael Anthony Peña (Elizabeth); grandchildren, Megan Marie Weiss, Madison Renee Weiss, Venessa Ann Peña Rendon, David Michael Peña, Bianca Jannell Peña, and Michael Anthony Peña Jr.; great-grandchildren, Justyn Izaiah Rendon, Isaac Rendon and Evan Jacob Rendon. Visitation will be held at Castle Ridge Mortuary in Crystal City, TX on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on January 31st, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10 a.m.
On Jan. 26, 2015, the Lord called Charles Stewart Hughes Jr. home. He passed quietly at his home in Concan, Texas surrounded by his beloved wife and children. Charles was born in Kerrville, TX on June 24, 1953, to Charles Hughes and Barbara Smith. He was married to his true soul mate for over 25 years, Susie Hughes. After graduating from Tivy High School, Charles found his place serving our country in the US Army. Charles had countless amazing stories from his time in the service that he would generously share with his children and grandchildren, leaving them mesmerized and proud every time. After his time in the service, Charles worked for the US Postal Service for over 30 years, happily retiring at the age of 55 from the Uvalde US Post Office. One would often catch him sipping the sweetest tea you could imagine and peacefully taking in all the beauty of nature that most of us barely notice. That was the magic of Charles.