Nazeer Rahaman, 64, of Uvalde died on Nov. 12, 2016, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 420 Ham Lane in Uvalde, followed by interment at Knippa Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Hume Cofer, 93, of Austin died on Nov. 13, 2016, in Austin. A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m at University United Methodist Church, 2409 Guadalupe, Austin, TX, 78705. Parking is available at Allright Parking at 25th and Guadalupe, across the street from the church, and will be complimentary for those attending the services. He was born on July 19, 1923, in Austin to George (Hume) and John D.
Nema Jean Brunnemann, 80, of Buda, formerly of Uvalde, died on Nov. 14, 2016, in Buda. A celebration of life service is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at 4 p.m. at the Harrell Funeral Home, located at 1715 Kirby Lane in Kyle. The Rev. Mark Porterfield will officiate. She was born on April 23, 1936, in Black Rock, Arkansas, to Ollie and Ernest Lawson. The family says Brunnemann attended First Methodist Church of Uvalde, and was a successful real estate broker in the Uvalde area for over 40 years. According to the family, she devoted her life to family and nurturing numerous animals; her mission in life was to take care of every animal she possibly could, which was what made her happy. The family says she will be remembered by many for her caring attitude and unconditional love. The family says she loved the outdoors and spending time around rivers in Uvalde, exploring and finding rocks and plants to place around the house. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Refugio Hernandez Ojeda, 75, of Uvalde died on Nov. 2, 2016, at his residence. He was born on March 31, 1941, in Mexico to Maria S. (Hernandez) and Facundo Ojeda. He is survived by one daughter, Rebecca Ojeda of Oregon; two sons, Rey Ojeda and wife, Jessica, of Uvalde, and Ricardo Ojeda and wife, Gabby, of Ohio; one sister, Hermelinda Leos of Mexico; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
Jewel Adel Morris, 77, of Orange Grove, formerly of Batesville, died on Nov. 8, 2016, in Mathis. A graveside service will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Edgewood-Woodlawn Cemetery in Batesville. She was born on June 17, 1939, in Batesville to Hattie Jewell (Waldrop) and Clarence Odel Harrod. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one daughter, Catherine Condry. She is survived by her husband, W. A. Morris of Orange Grove; two daughters, Laura McFatter and husband, David, of Orange Grove, and Carolyn C. Bomer of Sabinal; one stepdaughter, Sherie Anderson of Houston; two stepsons, Austin Morris and wife, Stephanie, and Jay Morris and wife, Monica, all of Houston; one brother, Clarence Lee Harrod and wife, Sylvia, of Carrizo Springs; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held yesterday at 2 p.m. at at Dobie Funeral Home Chapel in Mathis.
Elias Lucio, 85, of Uvalde died on Nov. 9, 2016, at his residence. He was born on May 4, 1931, in Gregory to Josefina (Rincon) and Felipe Lucio. He married Maria Castro on March 22, 1992, in Dallas. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, of Uvalde; one son, Harry Lucio; and one daughter, Sandra Lucio, both of Dallas; two stepsons, Enrique Hernandez and wife, Eva, and Ramon Castro, all of Uvalde; one stepdaughter, Rocio Hernandez and husband, Asael, of Uvalde; three brothers, Felipe Lucio of Elgin, Illinois, and Jesus Lucio and Juan Lucio, both of San Juan; two sisters, Cecilia Aviles of McGregor, and Francisca Uvalle of Pharr; nine grandchildren, Tabitha Lucio and husband, Juan, Marissa Lucio, Valerie Castro, Jennifer Castro, Ivan Hernandez, Max Hernandez, Nataly Hernandez, Yadirha Hernandez, and Aiden Hernandez; and four great-grandchildren, Victoria Treviño, Sophia Treviño, Nathan Hernandez, and Ariella Hernandez.
Judith Kavanaugh Badger died on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at her home in Bulverde. She was born on June 6, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Leo and Virginia Kavanaugh. She graduated from Longwood Academy of Our Lady in Chicago and soon thereafter married Chuck Badger, her devoted husband of 53 years. Judy and Chuck raised their three boys in Chicago; Dublin, California; Ogden, Utah; and Uvalde, Texas. While raising a family, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Psychology and Social Work from Weber State University in Ogden and a Master of Social Work from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Judy was an advocate for children. Her profession brought her much fulfillment and included positions as a child custody investigator and expert witness for many courts across Texas; assistant chief probation officer overseeing juvenile probation in Uvalde County; and Children’s Protective Services in Ogden.
Santiago Lopez Saiz Sr., 70, of Uvalde died on Nov. 6, 2016, at his residence. He was born on Feb. 11, 1946, in Uvalde to Rosa (Lopez) and Crispin Saiz. He married Lilia Rodriguez in 1998 in Uvalde. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, of Uvalde; mother, Rosa Anaya of Uvalde; two daughters, Nelda Ortiz and husband, Jesse, of San Antonio, and Thelma Saiz and husband, Richard Sotelo, of Uvalde; five sons, David Saiz, Santiago Saiz Jr. and wife, Kathy, Rosendo Saiz and wife, Pauline, Jaime Saiz, and Roland James Saiz and fiancée, Lizette Rodriguez, all of Uvalde; six sisters, Eva S. Torres of Sabinal, Janie S. Gonzales and husband, Juan, of Uvalde, Rosa Pacheco of San Antonio, Ruth Ann S. Wright and husband, Tony, of Temple, Susan Longoria Turman and husband, Robert, of DeRidder, Louisiana, and Ramona Saiz De La Rosa of Coleman; three brothers, Crispin Saiz Jr.
Belia Ruiz Romo, 81, of Uvalde died on Nov. 7, 2016, at Christus Sister Mary Hospice Center in San Antonio. A funeral mass will be held today at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was born on March 27, 1935, in Uvalde to Maria Jesusita (Mireles) and Antonio Barrera Ruiz. She married Reginaldo “Ray” Romo Jr. on June 7, 1960, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde. She is survived by her husband, of Uvalde; one daughter, Melba Ann Romo of Converse; one son, Ray Anthony Romo of San Antonio; three sisters, Antonia M. Stevens and husband, Ken, of Castroville, and Stella Garcia and husband, Alex, and Eva Galvan and husband, Dr. Robert Galvan, all of San Marcos; two grandchildren, Dr. Candace Romo, and Joseph Anthony Romo; two great-grandchildren, Violet Romo Varela, and Ty Romo Varela; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Reyes Ruiz; and one nephew, David Ruiz. A rosary was recited yesterday at 7 p.m.