Barrett C. Blick, 35, died Jan. 2, 2015, in San Antonio. He was born Oct. 5, 1979, in Lansing, Michigan to Cheryl Ward Blick and David Blick. Blick was a youth pastor and active in missionary work in the Rio Grande Valley, where he met his wife, Lissette. According to the family, Blick had a tremendous gift to light up a room with his “larger than life” personality. His drive and desire to serve the local church and reaching out to the young people was a beautiful gift he gave to his community. He later joined the Army and their first child was born in Germany. After returning to the United States, he applied and was accepted to the U.S. Border Patrol where he served out of the office in Uvalde. Blick served as Chaplain in the Border Patrol and was known for his compassion and always wanting to help others. He was a devoted member of Westover Hills Assembly of God.
Beatrice Shirlee Clinch, 95, formerly of Uvalde, died on Nov. 25, 2014. She was born on May 23, 1919, in Detroit, Michigan to Helen Townsend Siegenthaler and Edward Siegenthaler. She attended nurse’s training in Kirksville, Missouri where she met her future husband, Arthur Huston Clinch. Following their marriage, they moved to Kansas City, Missouri where “Doc Clinch” earned his medical degree. After his death, she moved to Arizona, living in Sun Lakes and Phoenix. According to the family, Clinch loved being a nurse, but she was first and foremost a dedicated, loving mother. She made sacrifices for her children as she prepared them for their future. She is survived by two daughters, Carol Clinch, and Sharon Heineman and husband John Berkebile; one son, Charles Clinch and wife, Marianne; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; four siblings, Thelma Arnold, Barbara Abbott, Edward Siegenthaler Jr.
Addie Jane Clayton Chaney, 89, of Utopia died on Dec. 29, 2014, in Abilene. She was born on Feb. 6, 1925, in Vanderpool to Lola and Abner Wilson Clayton. Chaney moved to San Antonio after her graduation from Utopia High School in 1942. She got a job as a messenger at Ft. Sam Houston.In 1946, she met Jack Burl Chaney of La Vernia, who had just returned from serving in World War II. They were married on Nov. 1 of that same
year. They raised five children in the home built for them by her husband, outside of San Antonio on 33 acres. According to the family, they took camping trips to the beautiful Sabinal River, where Chaney had spent much
William Hynson, 94, of Barksdale died on Dec. 29, 2014, in Houston. Funeral services willbe held today at 3 p.m. atFirst Baptist Church in Vance. He was born on March 4, 1920, in Comanche, Oklahoma to Ollie Hortman
and Pearl Hynson. Hynson served two tours of duty in the service.First in the Army, then later in the Air Force, where he participated in 53 flight missions as a B-17 tail-gunner with the 301st Bomb Group. Upon his second discharge in 1943, he married his bride of 69 years, Wanda Beatrice Cox, in Camp Wood. He worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 31 years and retired to Vance in 1984. He is survived by five children, Linda Simon of Houston, Virginia Hynson of Spring, Darrell Hynson of Houston, Lois Dewey of Houston and Dennis Hynson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife
Cayetano C. “Tano” Flores, 79, of Del Rio, formerly of Uvalde, died on Dec. 12, 2014, in Del Rio. He was born on May 24, 1935, in Uvalde to Francisca Cortinas Flores and Jose Maria Flores. He is survived by two daughters, Linda Molina and husband, Chris, of Del Rio and Gloria F. Martinez and husband, Joel, of San Antonio; two sons, Ruben G. Flores and wife, Pam, of Longview and Armando G. Flores and wife, Elizabeth Castillo, of Austin; three sisters, Maria Cisneros of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ester Villarreal of Wisconsin and Lupe Camacho of Houston; three brothers, Placido Flores of Uvalde, Manuel Flores and Jose Maria “Pepe” Flores, both of San Antonio; 16 grandchildren; 28 greatgrandchildren; one greatgreat-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Leonor Gomez Flores; one grandson, Conrad Flores; and two brothers, Jose Flores and Luis Flores. A memorial service was held yesterday at 10 a.m.
Maria S. Guerrero, 74, of Uvalde died on Dec. 19, 2014, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 17, 1940, in Sabinas Coahuila, Mexico to Mercedes Beltran Saucedo and Epifanio Saucedo. She married Manuel Diaz Guerrero in Mexico on Aug. 23, 1962. She is survived by two daughters, Mayela Moreno and husband, Martin, of Rocksprings and Ycela Benavides and husband, Jose Luis, of Uvalde; two sons, Jerry Guerrero and wife, Michelle, of New Braunfels and Manuel Guerrero Jr. of Uvalde; one sister, Victoria S. Retiz of Sabinas Coahulia, Mexico; one brother, Juan Saucedo of Uvalde; and six grandchildren, Lane, Logan, Bracken and Mason Guerrero, Jose Luis Benavides Jr. and Karli Jo Benavides; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. A rosary was recited on Dec. 20 and Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass was held on Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Moraima R. “Dora” Esparza, 63, of Uvalde died on Dec. 22, 2014, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. She was born on May 28, 1951, in Allende, Coahuila, Mexico to Guadalupe Ibarra Rodriguez and German Rodriguez. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Rodriguez and husband, Jesus Jr., of Uvalde; two sons, Fortunato Esparza III and wife, Maribel, of Winters and Jesus Esparza and wife, Claudia, of Uvalde; two sisters, Angelica Navarette of San Antonio and Elva Salais of Allende, Coahuila, Mexico; one brother, German Rodriguez Jr. of Allende, Coahuila, Mexico; 10 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fortunato Esparza; and parents. A rosary was recited on Friday at 8:30 a.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Glenis Lonella Colwell Pannell, 85, of Barksdale died on Dec. 22, 2014, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She was born on Nov. 30, 1929, in Hackberry to Hattie Pope Colwell and Robert Colwell. Pannell had many accomplishments in her life. She was an award-winning poet and short story author. The family said Pannell loved quilting, sewing, singing, gardening and cooking for her family or anyone who came hungry. She instilled her faith and love of the Lord in her children and grandchildren. She is survived by eight children, Meranda Bouvier, Rebecca Mentch and husband, Darrel, John Pannell and wife, Robbie, Debara Clayton and husband, Roy, Ida Pannell Luce and husband, Chad, Roberta Peters and husband, Nathan, Merna Pannell, and Joanne Adair and husband, Doug; two sisters, Clovis Colwell and Janice Edwards; 28 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.