Trapper Ray Ansley, 35, of Uvalde died on March 30, 2016, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held on April 23, 2016, at 3 p.m. at The Church in the Valley in Leakey. The Rev. Ray Miller will officiate. He was born on Aug. .19, 1980, in Uvalde to Gail (Chatterton) and Thomas .Ray Ansley. He was a lifelong resident of Uvalde. He is survived by his mother, of Uvalde; three brothers, Duane Galan and wife, Carol, Sandy Ansley and wife, Faye, and Ryan Galan, all of Uvalde; four sisters, Cindy Galan Scheel and husband, Steve, of Katy, Marsha Ansley Betts and husband, Paul, of Carrizo Springs, Nancy Ansley Hardwick of Cedar Hill, and Tomme Ansley Adams of Cedar Hill; and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Balinda Ansley Stoffel.
Donald D. Munderback Sr., 68, of Uvalde died on April 8, 2016, in San Antonio. A family visitation will be held today at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be held tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. He was born on April 2, 1948, in San Antonio to Gladiola (Bracken) and Donald B. Munderback. He married Anna E. Eliot on March 18, 1989, in San Antonio. He was in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1988 and served two tours in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, of Uvalde; one daughter, Jodi Munderback of Colorado Springs, Colorado; three sons, Frank Munderback of Del Rio, David Munderback of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Donald Munderback Jr. of Uvalde; and five grandchildren, Samantha Munderback, and Frank Munderback Jr., both of Del Rio, and Chanceine Munderback, Prudence Munderback and Titan Munderback, all of Colorado Springs.
Paulino Melchor, 65, of Laredo died on April 9, 2016, at his residence. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born on Oct. 10, 1950, in Ocampo, Coahuila, Mexico to Rosa (Licon) and Tomas Melchor. He married Maria Patricia Romero in Piedras Negras, Mexico on Nov. 3, 1972. He is survived by his wife of 43 years; father, of Uvalde; one daughter, Lilia Elvira Garcia and husband, Juan, of Uvalde; two sons, Jorge Alberto Melchor and wife, Consuelo, and Juan Pablo Melchor and companion, Maria Mirando, all of Uvalde; three sisters, Alma Leticia Perez and Juanita Villa, both of Uvalde, and Oralia Rodriguez of Jacksonville; four brothers, Jesus Melchor and Miguel Melchor, both of Uvalde, and Jose Ignacio Melchor and Tomas Melchor, both of Piedras Negras, Mexico; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Clar Virginia Taylor Langford of Uvalde, better known as “Mammy,” became one of our heavenly treasures on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at the age of 99. Mammy was a devoted Christian who exemplified love, kindness, and service to others. There are no words to describe the love she had for her family and how much she will be missed. Clar was born on Aug. 26, 1916, to Upson and Mary Lockhart Taylor. She was a graduate of Uvalde High School. On July 20, 1935, she married her husband of 64 years, Howard M. Langford. They continued to make Uvalde their home and raised three children: Howard T., Clarisie, and Patsie. Clar was employed by and retired from First State Bank of Uvalde. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ. Clar was preceded in death by her parents, Upson and Mary Taylor; her loving husband, Howard M. Langford; a beloved son, Howard Taylor Langford; two brothers, Kenneth Taylor and William Taylor; and two grandchildren, Jack Harrell and Becki Wiebush.
Janet Wofford Ingram, a descendant of early cattleman and Indian fighter Ross Kennedy, was born to William Mitchell and Margery Peters Wofford on Nov. 30, 1914, in the small southwest Texas town of Sabinal in Uvalde County. She died in Austin on March 29, 2016. She was 101 years old. Janet and her sister, Isabel, started school in Sabinal but moved to Austin with their widowed mother who had taken a teaching job there. In 1931, Janet graduated from Austin High School and worked her way through the University of Texas, graduating in 1937 with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and a minor in zoology. In Eagle Pass, where she taught English to preschoolers, she met her future husband, Temple Byrn Ingram of Terrell, Texas, a civil engineer working on an irrigation project known to this day as “the Ditch.” They spent many an evening dining and dancing at the Cafe Moderno across the river in Piedras Negras, Mexico, but did not immediately marry.
Teodoro C. De Leon, 71, of Uvalde died on April 5, 2016, at his residence. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Barksdale. He was born on Sept. 26, 1944, in Camp Wood to Rafaela (Carbajal) and Guadalupe De Leon. He is survived by his partner, Andrea Sanchez of Uvalde; four daughters, Angela Velasquez and husband, Inez, of Uvalde, Denise Gonzalez and husband, Antonio, of La Pryor, Marisol De Leon, and Michelle L. De Leon, both of Uvalde; two sons, Teddy De Leon and wife, Carol, of Knippa and June Lara and wife, Elena, of Uvalde; six sisters, Amada Diaz of Uvalde, Lupe Falcon of Camp Wood, Paula Monsivais of Uvalde, and Maria Aguero and husband, Manuel, Yolanda Aguero and husband, Leondro, and Gloria Hernandez and husband, Leonard, all of Camp Wood; four brothers, Guadalupe De Leon Jr.
Tommy R. Silva Jr., 69, of Uvalde died on April 10, 2016, at his residence. Services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Raymundo Perez Jr., 60, of Uvalde died on April 12, 2016, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Rosa B. Gonzalez, 82, of Uvalde died on April 8, 2016, in Junction. She was born on March 7, 1934, in Uvalde to Felis (Flores) and Tomas Buantello She married Robert Gonzalez on Aug. 19, 1956, in Uvalde. Gonzalez is survived by her husband of 59 years; three daughters, Anna Dennis and husband, John, of Junction, Rose Mary Hargis and husband, John, of Schertz and Rebecca Ann Parish and husband, John, of Pflugerville; one brother, Julian Buantello of Uvalde; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, Rosendo F. Buantello, Tomas F. Buantello Jr., Armando F. Buantello, Elpidio F. Buantello, and Jose F. Buantello. A rosary was recited on Sunday and Monday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass was held on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
Darryl “Bill” Earwood, 74, of Kerrville died on April 7, 2016, at his residence. He was born on Dec. 1, 1941, in Houston to Louna (Ivy) and Darryl R. Earwood. The family says he was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin, and uncle to his immediate family. He was also a brother in arms, having served in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. During his six-year enlistment the family says he met his match; a medic named Joyce Frakey. His grandparents, Eliza Jane (Beard) and Henry Jefferson Ivy of Utopia, lit the oil lamp in their one room cabin for his studies when he was only 6 years old. The family says he was known for masterful one-liners, and as a fair golfer, and he was a gentle man of great selfexpectations. His greatest pride came not from his vocations but his role as father, grandfather, and loving husband. Earwood was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville and an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Uvalde.