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Laurette Nix

Laurette Rich Nix, 102, of Uvalde died on June 1, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home. A graveside service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Hico Cemetery in Hico, Texas. She was born on June 20, 1912, on a farm in Erath County near Hico to Louella Blair Rich and John Edward Rich. Nix attended a country school until she finished the ninth grade, and she graduated from Carlton High School in 1931. She was baptized Nov. 7, 1931, and has been a very active member of the Church of Christ everywhere she has lived. She married Teddy Nix on Aug. 27, 1932. They had two daughters, Lellah and Nancy. They were married for 59 years. Early in their marriage, Nix and her husband lived in College Station, where he was a student and in north Texas, where he taught after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education. In 1941, her husband was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service and they lived several years in Alvord.

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Rodolfo M. Tristan III

Rodolfo Munoz Tristan III, 35, of Sabinal died on June 1, 2015, in San Antonio. A rosary will be recited today at 7 p.m. at the Rushing- Estes-Knowles Chapel in Sabinal. A Mass of Christian burial will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sabinal. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Sabinal. Tristan was born on Feb. 14, 1980, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Viviana (Munoz) Tristan and Rodolfo Tristan Jr. He married Anita Gallegos on March 7, 2011, in Uvalde. He is survived by his wife, Anita Tristan of Sabinal; father, Rodolfo Tristan Jr.

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Evangelina ‘Eva’ Castillo

Evangelina “Eva” Castillo, 65, formerly of La Pryor died on June 1, 2015, in San Antonio. A Mass of Christian burial will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in La Pryor. Interment will follow in La Pryor Cemetery. She was born on Feb. 15, 1950, in Villa Union, Coahuila, Mexico to Maria de Carmen (Cruz) Cerna and Demetrio Cerna. She is survived by her mother, Carmen Lopez of La Pryor; one daughter, Christina Castillo of Corpus Christi; four sons, Juan Manuel Castillo and wife, Theresa, of League City, Augustin Castillo of Dilley, Alberto Castillo and Christopher Castillo, both of La Pryor; four sisters, Ninfa Ledesma of La Pryor, Guadalupe “Lupe” Berrones of Homestead, Florida, Irma Carrasco of Austin and Rosalinda Lopez of Bastrop; five brothers, David Cerna of Salinas, California, Jesus Lopez, Roberto Lopez, Juan Pedro Lopez and Carlos Lopez, all of La Pryor; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Diana B. Villanueva

Diana Bermea Villanueva, 63, of La Pryor died on June 2, 2015, in Houston. She was born in La Pryor on March 14, 1952, to Josefina (Garza) Bermea and Jose Bermea. Visitation will be held today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Uvalde Funeral Home with the recitation of the Holy rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in La Pryor. Interment will follow at La Pryor Cemetery. She is survived by three sons, Javier Bermea of Corpus Christi, Jose Bermea and Mark Bermea and wife, Stephanie, all of Houston; two daughters, Marisela Villanueva and Roxanne Villanueva, both of Houston; and five sisters, Bertha Sanchez of Eagle Pass, Rosario Mosqueda and husband, Ramon, of San Antonio, Yolanda Delgado and husband, Victor, Viola Jimenez and Leticia Perez and husband, Onesimo, all of La Pryor. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Gloria B. Enriquez.

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Rosa De La Rosa

Rosa De La Rosa, 76, of La Pryor died on May 25, 2015, at her residence. She was born on Aug. 30, 1938, in Musquiz, Coahuila, Mexico to Juanita (Hernandez) Lira and Rito Lira. She married Jesus De La Rosa on Feb.
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Ernest Martin Dornbusch

Ernest Martin Dornbusch, 84, a lifelong resident of Knippa, died on May 22, 2015, in Corpus Christi. He was born on June 9, 1930, in Sabinal to Elizabeth Dornbusch and Gerhard Dornbusch. 
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William Mack “Billy” Lawton

William Mack “Billy” Lawton, III, 65, a longtime resident of Katy, passedaway Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Katy. Billy was born on July 30, 1949 in Uvalde, Texas to William Mack Jr.
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George Adolph Rab

George Adolph Rab, 90, of Lakeway, formerly of Uvalde, died on May 24, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Flatonia on Sept. 25, 1924, to Anna Sandera Rab and Edmund Rab. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Thompson Rab of Lakeway; one son, Dr. Greg Rab and wife, Lisa, of Dallas; one daughter, Sherri Hastings and husband, Kirk, of Dripping Springs; one sister, Stella Ashley of
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Ernesto V. Robles

Ernesto Vara Robles, 79, of Uvalde died on May 22, 2015, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born on Nov. 20, 1935, in Uvalde to Felipa (Vara) Robles and Teodoro Robles. He married Rosa Martinez in San Antonio. He is survived by four daughters, Rosie Robles and husband, Norman Mariscal, Estella Hernandez and husband, Mark, and Monica Gonzales and husband, Adrian, all of Uvalde and Norma Robles of Tolar; two sons, Richard Robles and wife, Cynthia, and Ronald Robles, all of Uvalde; one sister, Maria Dominguez of San Antonio; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; one brother, Rafael Robles; and one sister, Modesta Alejandro. A rosary was recited on Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass was held yesterday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery.

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Donald W. Jackman

Donald William Jackman, 82, of Camp Wood died on May 18, 2015, at his residence. He was born May 26, 1932, in Dallas to Ruth Marion Jackman and Ronald William Jackman. He graduated from Graham High School before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry at Texas Tech University. He proudly served in the United States Navy for two years active duty and six years reserve. Jackman made his living at breaking colts, managing the largest ranch in Colorado – The Hartzell Ranch – training cutting horses, owning an auto parts store, was a real estate broker, and owned and ran an outfitting and guide business in the Bitterroot Wilderness area in Montana/Idaho. He also owned a bulldozing business, bought and sold right-of-way for pipeline, trained border collies until his death, ranched, imported and sold ostrich, emu, rhea and Boer goats. He imported the first Boer goats to the U.S. and started the Boer Goat Association.

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