Obituaries

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Mary Vermillion

Mary E. Vermillion, 88, of Lake Dallas died on March 5, 2015, at Sandy Lake Rehab and Nursing in Coppell. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Waresville Cemetery. She was born on Oct. 14, 1926, in Okemah, Oklahoma to Lillian Dotson Bethell and Jinks Bethell. She is survived by two sisters, Florence Hutcherson of Kerrville and Elizabeth Ann West of Lake Dallas. She was preceded in death by parents; and two brothers.

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Ouida ‘Jody’ Tacker

Ouida Jocille “Jody” Tacker, 70, of Utopia died on Feb. 28, 2015, at her residence.A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 1p.m. at the Living Waters Church in Utopia. Cremation is under the direction of the Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. She was born on Sept. 2, 1944, in Sugar Land to Alta Mae Barrett Spence and Edwin Louis Spence. She married Wayne Tacker in Houston on Sept. 14, 1963. She is survived by her husband of 51 years; one daughter, Ronda Lyn Tacker of Austin; two sons, Clint Edwin Tacker of Buna and George Dwayne Tacker of Deer Park; and three grandchildren.

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Mar

Dalene White

Dalene Boren White, 84, of Leakey died on Feb. 25, 2015, at her residence. She was born on Oct. 17, 1930, in Leakey to Lurlene Boren and Damon Boren. White was the first consultant and the first director for Mary Kay. She was a national director and the second person to drive a pink cadillac. She was also the first person to be Queen of Sales and Queen of Recruiting at the same time. She is survived by two daughters, Janet Hallum and husband, Jack, and Sherry Hawkins and husband, Jim; one son, Damon White and wife, Kristi; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins andfriends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe White; and two great-grandchildren, Areona Little andLance Little. Visitation was held on Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Chapel in Leakey. Funeral services were held on March 1 at 2 p.m. at the Leakey United Methodist Church with the Rev. Doug Smith officiating.Interment followed at the Leakey Floral Cemetery.

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Minnie Sherrer

Minnie Jaye (Davis) Sherrer joined her holy angels at the age of 87. Jaye, formerly of Camp ood, was born in Blackwell, Texas, and raised on migrant farms throughout central Texas. She graduated from Fox Tech High School in San Antonio and attended Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos. On July 8, 1956, she married Eugene Frederick Sherrer and they raised two daughters, traveling all over the world, always doing something new and exciting. Jaye worked for civil service for many years and together with her husband, owned and operated several businesses in San Antonio, LaCoste and Castroville. In 1968, Jaye attended the Indra Devi Yoga Institute and became one of the first Americans to teach yoga, which she continued to practice for the rest of her life. She enjoyed playing the guitar and singing and, as a senior citizen, taught yoga and line dancing. She loved to help other people and was famous for her home cooking and hospitality.

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04
Mar

Dr. Frank Moffett

Dr. Frank S. Moffett, 78, of Dilley died on Feb. 21, 2015, in Dilley. He was born on Aug. 12 1936, in Dilley to Theo Lane Moffett and Ted Moffett Sr. Dr. Moffett was a 1954 graduate of Dilley HighSchool. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-64, attaining the rank of captain. Upon leaving military service he enrolled at Texas A&I and in 1960 transferred to Texas A&M were he received a Bachelor of Science in animal science in 1963, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1964. He was in veterinary practice from 1964 to the present in South Texas, was active in youth rodeo and junior livestock events, serving as La Salle Junior Livestock Show veterinarian. During his distinguished career he found time to serve inmany state veterinary medicine associations and presented papers at conventions and conferences from Hawaii to Guadalajara Mexico. Dr.

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04
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Ida Knetsch

Ida Orene Bostic Knetsch age 90 of Elgin, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Orene was born March 17, 1924 in Yoakum, Texas to Gordon L. and Susie Middleton Bostic.Orene was one of nine children, the only girl inthe midst of seven boys until her little sister Lolaarrived in 1938. She attended school through eleventh grade in Fashing,Texas. She married Edwin C Knetsch, Sr. on Nov. 8, 1941 inFashing, Texas. In 1947, she and Ed moved to La Pryor, Texas, wherethey raised all seven of their children. She was homemaker- in-charge for a large family but Orene also was an avid gardener who loved to crochet, knit, read, and fish. In retirement, Orene and Ed spent several years traveling in a travel trailer visiting Texas parks and their kids and fishing on the coast. They settled in Uvalde with their youngest son and family and lived there until 2010 when they moved to Elgin to live with their oldest daughter.

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David Garison Jr.

David S. Garison Jr., 87, of Zapata, formerly of La Pryor, died on Feb. 25, 2015, in Laredo. He was born on July 27, 1927, in Palacios to Anna B. Bridgeforth Garison and David S. Garison Sr. He married Nancy Lucille Robinson in Uvalde in 1950. He is survived by his wife of 64 years; three daughters,Patricia Ann Roberts of Lockhart, Gale Braune of Zapata and Mary Sue Garison of Corpus Christi; one brother, Jack W. Garison of San Antonio; three grandchildren, Darrel Roberts and David Roberts, both of Lockhart and Destiny Andrews of Buda; and 10 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters,Mary Leon Howard and Elma Rose Grizzle. Graveside services were held Monday at 10 a.m. in La Pryor Cemetery with Paul Stephens officiating

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Juan “Kizz” Benito Camacho

Juan “Kizz” Benito Camacho, 44, of Uvalde died on Feb. 23, 2015, in Huntsville. He was born on March 17, 1970, in Weslaco to Guadalupe  (Torres) Camacho and Juan Benito Camacho Sr. He is survived by his parents; wife, Noami Luna of Uvalde; grandmother, Damiana Camacho of McAllen; two daughters, Corina Marie Camacho and Tanisha Rodriguez, both of Uvalde; five sons, Juan Benito Camacho III, Ricky Camacho, both of Houston, Matthew Benito Camacho, Noel Jonah Camacho and Jerimiah James Camacho, all of Uvalde; four sisters, Sulema Camacho, Elsa Denise Camacho, Juana Brown and Laura Camacho, all of Uvalde; five brothers, David
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Alejandro Chapa Sr

Alejandro Chapa Sr., 83, of La Pryor died on Feb. 24, 2015, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born on Oct. 14, 1931, in La Pryor to Aurora (Flores) Chapa and Indalecio Chapa. He married Christine McHazlett in Eagle Pass on Jan. 6, 1958. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, a resident of La Pryor; one daughter, Elizabeth Chapa-Vera and husband, Arnold, of Atascosa; one son, Alejandro Chapa Jr. and wife, Rosa, of Crystal City; two sisters, Lucinda Medellin and Olga Reynolds, both of Lubbock; and five grandchildren, Kevin Chapa Vera, Alejandro Chapa III, Chelsea Ann Chapa, Christa Lynn Chapa and Noah Ezekiel Chapa. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Pedro Chapa and Gilberto Chapa; and three sisters, Aurora Sepeda, Lydia Hass and Emilia Covarrubia. A rosary was recited on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel.
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Eleno S. Quijano

Eleno S. Quijano, 95, of La Pryor died on Feb. 25, 2015, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A rosary was read on Friday, yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes- Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in La Pryor. Interment will follow in La Pryor cemetery. He was born on March 19, 1919, in Gillisburg, Illinois to Refugia (Santos) Quijano and Jose Quijano.
He is survived by four daughters, Margarita Salazar and husband, Apolinar, Elvira Darlene Alejandro and husband, Gustavo, Francisca Tellez and husband, Anatolio, and Maria De Lourdes Lara and husband, Juan, all of La Pryor; two sons, Joel Quijano and wife, Francisca, and Jesus Quijano and wife, Rosa, all of La Pryor; one brother, Manuel Quijano of Uvalde; 47 grandchildren; 147 great-grandchildren; 94 great-great-grandchildren; 

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