Consuelo Arizmendi Espinosa, 94, of Houston died on Oct. 13, 2014, at the Courtyards Nursing Home in Houston. She was born on Jan. 22, 1920, in Eagle Pass to Maria Luisa Flores and Cruz Arizmendi Sr. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Enrique Espinosa Sr.; one son, Enrique Espinosa Jr.; one daughter, Irene Moreno; and one sister, Herlinda Arizmendi. She is survived by one brother, Cruz Arizmendi Jr. and wife, Ana Marie, of San Antonio; two daughters, Gloria Medina and husband, Louis, of Alvin and Diana Stoffel and husband, Steve, of Houston; many cousins, residents of Uvalde; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A rosary was recited on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at the South Houston Funeral Home. Graveside services were held Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the Houston National Veterans Cemetery.
Thomas “Sonny” Martin Preece, 84, of Leakey died on Oct. 19, 2014, in Uvalde. He was born on Sept. 2, 1930, in Leakey to Ethel McCoy Preece and Tom Preece. Preece was the oldest of five children. He married Emily Nichols in 1985. They were members of The Trinity (New) Fellowship Church. Preece was a lifelong resident of Leakey and worked for the Real County Courthouse with his friend Tom Boy Warren. He retired on Sept. 1, 1995, from the Real County Courthouse, on the same day as his youngest brother, Sam. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one brother, Coy D. Preece. He is survived by two brothers, Ellis J. Preece and Sam G. Preece of Leakey; one sister, Zelma J. Walsh of Leakey; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial services are pending.