Clarence Albert Dearing Jr., age 74, of Kingsbury, Texas, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Clarence was born in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 16, 1940, to Clarence Albert Dearing Sr. and Clara Dearing. He was raised in Prairie Lea, Texas. On Sept. 10, 1960, he married his loving wife of 54 years, Betty Ann (Pinter) Dearing. Together, they had four children. Clarence proudly served in the U.S. Navy. For several years, he was the general manager of the Uvalde Holiday Inn/Quality Inn where he was active with the Chamber of Commerce. Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; fatherin- law, Henry C. Pinter; and grandson, Zachary Dearing. Clarence is survived by his wife, Betty Dearing, formerly of Uvalde; children, Mike and Mary Dearing, Debbie and Frankie Daleo, Cathy and Mark Lane and Patsy Grimm; mother-in-law, Annie Pinter; brother, Charles and Sally Dearing; sister, Elaine Irish.
Kenneth Randolph Fick, 40, of Leakey died on April 18, 2015, in Leakey. He was born on May 15, 1974, in Houston to Murzie Elizabeth Murray Fick and Randolph “Randy” Fick. He married Robin Dawn Holt on March 13, 1995, in Houston. He is survived by his wife, a resident of Leakey; one son, Kenneth Fick Jr. of Leakey; two daughters, Dixie Fick and Daisy Fick, both of Leakey; two sisters, Lanise Quinn and Wanda Cadwallader and husband, Lewis; one brother, Michael Fick and wife, Angie; stepmother, Margie Fick of Pearland; two stepsisters, Christina Hatfield and husband, Darrell, and Carolyn Gomez; one stepbrother, Kenneth Gomez; 10 nieces and nephews; and numerous step-nieces and step-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Lee “Bubba” Martin Fick; and one stepbrother, John Victor Gomez. Funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Chapel in Leakey with Mark Spaniel officiating.
Theresa Marie Collins Gerrish of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died on April 7, 2015, at her residence, just two weeks shy of her 91st birthday. She was born April 17, 1924, in Williamsburg, Kansas to Rose Helen Collins and Leo Francis Collins. According to the family, Gerrish lived a long, full, and active life defined by her strong Christian faith, her love of life and others, her servant’s heart, and her cherished roles as wife, mother and grandmother. She was educated as a nurse at St. Joseph’s College in Kansas City, practicing nursing as a ministry for many years. Gerrish was a founding member at Glory Christian Fellowship in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Jim Gerrish; seven brothers; one sister; and 10 infant children she lost at birth.
Ann Marlene Hopperstead Noakes, 77, of Sinton died on April 13, 2015, in Sinton, following a long illness. She was born on June 29, 1937, in Princeton, Minnesota to Rose Amelia Hilken Hopperstead and Ingvald Johanne Hopperstead. Noakes was raised in Minnesota until age 8 when her family relocated to Sabinal during World War II. She graduated from Sabinal High School and was a twirler for the Sabinal Yellowjackets Band. After her marriage, Noakes lived for 50 plus years in Sinton as a housewife and mother. She was widowed in 1992 and – after her father’s death in the same year – was a caregiver for her mother until she died many years later. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Edmond Noakes III: parents; two brothers, Fredrick Alan Hopperstead and Conrad Orville Hopperstead; and one sister, Joan Bonita Clayton.
Cynthia Jan Ingram Wardlaw of Uvalde, born June 17, 1943, passed away April 19, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Opal and Flavil Ingram; her first husband, Ralph H. Harris III; her second husband, Louis J Wardlaw II; grandson, Ralph H. Harris IV; and granddaughter, Rebecca Gwin Vink. She was born in Del Rio, Texas, and spent her early childhood in Crystal City, Texas. She grew up withthree siblings whom she adored, Kay Shelton of Boerne, Texas, Mike Ingram of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Rick Ingram of Medina, Texas. She graduated from Uvalde High School in 1961.She married Ralph Harris III on June, 10, 1962. She and Ralph had three children: Randy Harris of Magnolia, Texas, Cindy Harris of Sabinal, Texas, and Marcy Kay Harris of Houston. After the death of her first husband, she married Louis J. Wardlaw on May 30, 1972. She and Louis had one son, Sutton W. Wardlaw of Uvalde, Texas.
Dorothy Lou Isbell, 93, of Uvalde passed away on April 17, 2015 at Amistad Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Uvalde with burial to follow in Uvalde Cemetery. Rev. Tim Fahrenthold will officiate. She was born on March 9, 1922 in San Angelo to John Luther Gurley and Ella Bailey Gurley. She married James Wilbur Isbell on April 2, 1941 in Mertzon. He preceded her in death in 2002.
Isabel A. Puente, 105, of Sabinal died on April 15, 2015 at her residence. A rosary was held yesterday at 7 p.m. and will be held again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sabinal with burial to follow at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery. She was born on August 13, 1909 in Utopia to Juanita (Barboza) and Demetrio and Amaya. She married Juan Puente on August 12, 1933 in Utopia. She is survived by two daughters, Alicia Robinson of St. Charles, Illinois and Maria Holmes of Sabinal; two sons, Jesus Puente and wife Frances of Uvalde and Jose Puente and wife Janice of San Antonio; one sister, Dominga Benitez of Livermore, California; one brother, Jose Amaya of Sabinal; eighteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, twelve great-great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Henry Allan Edwards Sr. of Camp Wood died on April 10, 2015, at Kindred Hospital in San Antonio. He was born in Salem, Illinois on Sept. 2, 1937, to Margie Brimberry Edwards and Thomas Allon Edwards. He is survived by his wife, Alvis Ann Stillwell Edwards of Camp Wood; two sons, Henry Allan Edwards Jr. of Evansville, Indiana and Thomas A.