Obituaries

Fri
10
Jul

Alma Lara

Alma Lara, 55, of La Pryor died on July 9, 2015 in San Antonio. Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Fri
10
Jul

JoAnn Heflin

JoAnn Heflin of West Texas, formerly of Uvalde, died June 26, 2015 in New Braunfels. She was born on July 29, 1922 in Ozona to Mabel and Emmett Young. She was raised on ranches near Sheffield and Dryden. According to the family, she loved horses, outdoors, all animals, swimming, dancing, and was her dad’s right hand man in all aspects of ranching. Heflin graduated high school in Iraan. According to the family, she often told stories about the Great Depression and the drought. She married Dub Heflin when she was 18 years old. He died when she was 30, leaving her with two small boys to raise. She later married Marvin Heflin and moved to San Angelo. Together they had Jo Gayle and Greg Heflin. She resided in San Angelo until 1997 when she moved to Uvalde. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands: and one son, Steve Heflin.

Fri
10
Jul

Jose R. “Rudy” Guerrero

Jose R. ‘’Rudy’’ Guerrero, 79, of Uvalde died on July 8, 2015 in San Antonio. He was born on June 23, 1936 in San Antonio. He is survived by four daughters, Janet Treviño and husband, Amos III, of Floresville; Anna Maria Chavez and husband, Arturo, of Uvalde; Norma D. Flores and husband, Ruben, of Lubbock; Ruby L. Paden and husband, Brian, of Lake Worth; one brother, Inez C. Cruz of San Antonio; seven grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Guerrero was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Ramon and Vicenta Guerrero, and his biological mother Ancencion Cabello. A rosary was recited Thursday at 7 p.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Amos Trevino III, Michael Chavez, Raul Flores, John Otis Cruz, Samuel Samora, and Austin Paden.

Fri
10
Jul

Elpidio “Pio” Flores

Elpidio “Pio” Flores, 84, died July 8, 2015. He was born in Uvalde on March 4, 1931 to Esther (Perry) and Raymundo Flores. A rosary was recited yesterday at 7 p.m., and another rosary will be recited today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Burial Mass will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary (Maruca) Romo Flores; two daughters, Cynthia Jo Flores-Martinez and husband, Mike, and Sylvia Flores, all of San Antonio; three sons, Richard Flores and wife, Dolores, of Uvalde, George R. Flores and wife, Rachel, of Houston, Michael Flores and wife, Rosemary, of San Antonio; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Raymundo Flores of Alabama, Elias Flores of Amarillo, and Armando Flores of San Antonio; one sister, Delia  lores Gonsalez of San Antonio; and many close friends and relatives.

Fri
10
Jul

Ramon Cano

Ramon Cano, 73, of Uvalde died July 9, 2015 at Amistad Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Fri
03
Jul

Billie May Studer

Billie May Studer, 84, of Uvalde died on June 28, 2015, at the Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. She was born on Nov. 30, 1930, in Uvalde to Frances (Thornburg) and Charles L. Johnson. She married Rodney Studer on July 31, 1948, in Uvalde. He preceded her in death in 2003. She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Studer and Terrie Swindall, both of Uvalde; one son, Bobby Studer and wife, Terry, of Uvalde; seven grandchildren, Robert Watson and wife, Siria, Taylor Watson Sr. and wife, Bethany, Reagan Dishman, Trey Pegues and wife, Lisa, Rhett Pegues and wife, Cindy, Stacy McMillian and husband, Mark, and Preston Studer; eight great-grandchildren, Rayleigh Watson, Taylor Watson Jr., Hayden Pegues, Whitlee Pegues, Campbell Pegues, Hatley Pegues, Brayson McMillian, and Rankin McMillian.

Fri
03
Jul

Arminta Frances Rogers

Arminta Frances Rogers, 89, of Sabinal died on June 27, 2015, at her residence. Family visitation will be today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Sabinal with the Rev. Monty Benson officiating. She will be interred on July 7 at 11 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Rogers was born on July 11, 1925, in Medina, to Willie Maude (Mayfield) and Chester Clarence Allen. She married Lester D. Rogers in San Antonio on Oct. 3, 1943. He preceded her in death in 1995. She is survived by one daughter, Frances Jo Cave and husband, Kenneth, of Sabinal; one daughter-inlaw, Dianne G. Rogers of San Antonio; two sisters, Mona Seale of Medina and Linnie Beth Arquette of Utah; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and caretaker and special friend, Peggy Hickman.

Fri
03
Jul

T.J. Coleman

T.J. Coleman, 82, formerly of Uvalde and Camp Wood, died June 25, 2015, at a long term care facility in Rome, New York. A memorial service will be held at the Leakey Floral Cemetery on July 18, 2015, at 10 a.m. with his son-in-law, the Rev. Jimmy Ryan officiating. He was born in Crystal City on Nov. 3, 1933, to Aileen (Dowlearn) and Van D. Coleman. He married Kayleen Fisher Coleman on July 19, 1950. He is survived by two brothers, Wayne Worrell and Cliff Worrell, both of Colorado; three children, Deborah Riley of Eldorado, Terry Joe Coleman of Loving, New Mexico and Shelly Ryan of Carlsbad, New Mexico; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous friends and family members. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years and his parents.   

Wed
01
Jul

Elisia R. Vasquez

Elisia R. Vasquez, 71, of Batesville died on June 25, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home. Funeral mass will be held today at 3 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Batesville with interment to follow at Batesville Cemetery. She was born on Sept. 20, 1943, in Tyler to Margarita (Benavides) and Domingo Ramon. She is survived by one daughter, Amy Rios and husband, Esvardo, of Batesville; one son, Jesse Vasquez of Batesville; one sister, Virginia Prado of Uvalde; three brothers, Manuel Ramon of Wolforth, and Peter Paul Ramon and Genaro Ramon, both of Lubbock; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ventura Vasquez; one daughter, Corina Aguilar; four brothers, Jesse Ramon, Joe Ramon, Agapito Ramon, and Juan Ramon; one sister, Rosemary de los Santos; and one grandson, Leo Angel Rios.  

Wed
01
Jul

Paul Torres

Paul Torres, 85, formerly of the Uvalde area, died May 29, 2015, at the Sidney Health Center, Sidney, Montana. He was born on Jan. 25, 1930, in Crystal City to Erlinda (Estrada) and Rudolfo Torres. He married Amelia Mariscal in Eagle Pass on May 8, 1949. After several years traveling to the Sidney area as a migrant worker, he settled there. Torres worked as a farm hand for Julius Degn, and farmed in the Rau area. After over 10 years working in Sidney, he moved to Fairview, Montana. He worked for Holly Sugar, area farmers and his neighbors. He also did road construction and then worked for the Montana Migrant Council while owning and operating the City Café. According to his family, Paul was proud he obtained his GED at the age of 70. He was known to his family as Paublito.

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