Geneva Sue Beavers, 101, of Uvalde died on July 24, 2015, at the Uvalde Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Feb. 16, 1914, in what was then known as the Leona Ditch community, located south of Uvalde on Old Pearsall Road, to Josie (Mayberry)
Eunyce T. Johnson, 100, of Uvalde died on July 27, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary, with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev.
Laura Matilda Oppelt died on July 23, 2015, in Castroville. She was born on July 25, 1926, about 10 miles south of Castroville on the Oppelt family farm to Maude (Newman) and William Joseph Oppelt.In 1945, she was salutatorian of her class at Devine High School. After high school she worked at the San Antonio branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. She later transferred to the Federal Reserve Bank
Gabriel Cruz Perez of Uvalde died on July 17, 2015, in San Antonio at the age of 47. A rosary was recited yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at HillcrestCemetery. Perez was born on June 14, 1968, in Uvalde to Frances (Cruz) and GabrielPerez. He married Dora Elia Flores in Florida on April 21, 1994. He is survived by his wife; parents; three sons, Gabriel Perez IV, Joseph Perez and Alec Perez, all of Uvalde; one sister, JenniferPerez and husband, Celestino Quintana Jr. of Gardendale; one niece, Angelica Rodriguez of Gardendale; two aunts, Mary Elsie Cruz of Uvalde and Maria Cruz of Loves Park, Illinois; four uncles, Mario H. Cruz and Enrique Perez, both of Uvalde, Andres Perez of Sabinal, and Johnny Perez of Morgan, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Manuela and Gabriel Perez and Santiago and Guadalupe Cruz.
Luis Martin Hernandez, 53, of Uvalde died on July 22, 2015, at the Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born on Sept. 1, 1961, in Leakey to Paulina (Ramirez) and TomasHernandez. He is survived by one daughter, Stephanie Westerfield and husband, Brad, of San Antonio; one son, Ruben Hernandez of California; five sisters, Lucy Gallegosand husband, Jerry, Estela Mendoza and husband, Abraham, Polly Flores andhusband, Manuel, Leticia Covarrubia and husband, Eddie, and Gloria Cazares and husband, Jacinto, all of Uvalde; two brothers, Tomas R. Hernandez and wife, Belen, of Uvalde and David Hernandez and wife, Angel, of Hondo; numerous nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts, including Rosa Zamarripa of Uvalde. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Daniel Hernandez. A rosary was recited on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A graveside service was held yesterday at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Joseph “Joe” D. DeTevis, 85, formerly of Uvalde, died on May 28, 2015, in Shoreline, Washington. A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 21, 2015, at Covenant United Methodist Church,located at 8510 Wyoming Blvd N. E., in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Services will be held at 3 p.m. followed by interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery, located at 501 N. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe, New Mexico. DeTevis was born on Aug. 28, 1929, in Las Vegas, New Mexico to Emilia (Alires) and Antonio DeTevis Sr. After high school he joined the Army in 1951, during the Korean War. He was promoted to sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve and was honorably discharged in 1956. He graduated in 1955 from New Mexico Highlands University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He later received his master’s degree in art education from Northern Arizona University in 1974. In his younger years he worked at KFUN as a radio announcer in his home town of Las Vegas.
Peggy Wood, 64, of Uvalde died on July 23, 2015, at her residence. A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Uvalde. The Rev. Tim Fahrenthold will officiate. She was born on July 30, 1950, in San Antonio to Irene (McDonald) and Jack Young. She is survived by one daughter, Carol Kirkham and husband, Eddie, of Uvalde; one son, Wesley Wood and wife, Raina, of California; three grandchildren; three brothers, Douglas Young and wife, Mary, of Gonzales, Kyle Young of San Antonio and Allen Young of Austin. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Billy Wood; and her stepmother, Linda Young.
Rodger “Ronnie” Lee Taylor, 75, formerly of the Uvalde area, died on July 20, 2015, at his residence in Corpus Christi.Rodger was born on April 29, 1940, in San Antonio. He graduated from Uvalde High School in 1958 and enlisted in the United States Air Force upon graduation. After serving in the Air Force, he made Texas his home and eventually moved to Corpus Christi. While in Corpus, he successfully owned and operated R. Taylor Concrete Construction Inc. for more than 30 years. He is preceded in death by his parents; grandmother, Buelah Tucker; one brother, Charles Tucker; and one sister, Sandra Culver.