Billie Marie Stockton, 72, of Bandera died on June 25, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in Ft. McKavett She was born on Jan. 27, 1942, in Ft. McKavett to Marie Stockton and Bill Stockton. Stockton went to school in Uvalde. Her parents managed Live Oak Lake and RV park for many years. Her brother, John, continued in the business until this year. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Sam Stockton. She is survived by one son, Cody Burns of Bandera; one daughter, Shawn Morrison and husband, Randy, of Bandera; two granddaughters, Mattie Morrison and Maci Morrison; and one brother, John Stockton and wife, Sue, of Goldwaithe. According to the family, Stockton loved her dogs, her granddaughters, and dancing. The family requests memorials be made to the Bandera Fire Department, 503 Main St., Bandera, TX 78003; or Bandera United Methodist Church, 1103 Cedar St., Bandera, TX 78003.
Ricky Nevarez, 37, of La Pryor died on June 26, 2014, at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston. A rosary was read yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A Mass will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in La Pryor. Interment will follow in La Pryor Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Minerva O. Diaz, 55, of Sabinal died on June 24, 2014, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. She was born on Dec. 28, 1958, in Eagle Pass to Olivia Ortegon Diaz and Eulalio Diaz. She is survived by two sons, Martin Corey Villasana and wife, Carrie, and Robert Villasana Jr. and wife, Marie, all of Sabinal; one sister, Armandina Medina of Palmer; one brother, Lalo Diaz of Uvalde; and seven grandchildren, Fabian G. Villasana, Kadin Paiva, Trevor Paiva, Karysma Mitchell, Kadin Villasana, Gracie Villasana and Kole Villasana. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Jovita Chavez, Olivia Landeros and Maria Silvas; and and three brothers, Santos Diaz, Humberto Diaz and Rolando Diaz. A memorial service was held yesterday at 11 a.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel in Uvalde.
Minerva O. Diaz, 55, of Sabinal died on June 24, 2014, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
Rebecca Chapa Gonzales, 81, of Uvalde died on June 16, 2014, at Amistad Nursing Home. She was born on Jan. 2, 1933, in Uvalde to Maria Paula Cardona Chapa and Reynaldo Chapa. She is survived by five sisters, Noemi Mejia, Refugia “Cuca” Hernandez, Rachel Juarez and husband, Luis Jr., and Olivia Rodriguez, all of Uvalde and Eva Ramos of California; and four brothers, Reynaldo Chapa Jr. and wife, Sylvia, Daniel Chapa and wife, Josephina, Eugenio Chapa Sr. and Adam Chapa Sr. and wife, Irma, all of Uvalde. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Daniel Chapa and Samuel Chapa. A prayer service was held Friday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A funeral service was held yesterday at 10 a.m. at Templo Cristiano Church. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Aviles Jr., Jared Riso, Jesse Rodriguez III, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Levi Juarez and Aaron Caleb Chapa. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
Jesse “Pat” Carvel LaMascus, 81, died on June 15, 2014, in Houston. He was born on July 18, 1932. LaMascus was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Alaska and worked for Phillips Petroleum for over 25 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Colleen LaMascus; and one son, Jay Kelly LaMascus. He is survived by one son, Douglas Scott LaMascus and wife, Theresa Wendy; one brother, Kenneth Ray LaMascus; three nephews, Steven LaMascus and wife, Candace, David LaMascus and wife, Becky, and Randy LaMascus and wife, Marsha, all of Uvalde; one niece, Lisa LaMascus; and numerous great-nephews and nieces. A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date. KATY FUNERAL HOME OF KATY