Kenneth Ray Hagan, 80, of Uvalde died on July 12, 2015, in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at noon at the Uvalde Country Club. He was born on Dec. 4, 1934, in Yoakum to Willie Mae (Kahanek) and Carl Otis Hagan. He is survived by two sons, Ryan Hagan and wife, Lara, of Seabrook, and Mike Hagan and wife, Mary, of Rico, Colorado; and three grandchildren, Noah, Lydia, and Ava Hagan. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kate Marmion Regional Cancer Medical Center, P.O. Box 900, Uvalde, TX 78802.
Deanna Marie Hebert-Tankersley, age 75, passed away peacefully in her home in San Antonio, Texas on July 17, 2015. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m., on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Porter Loring Mortuary North. Services will be held on Monday, July 27, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Porter Loring North Chapel. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. She was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and moved toPort Arthur, Texas at an early age. Deanna married her high school sweetheart, P.J. Hebert, and moved to Crystal City, a South Texas rural community, shortly after they were married. Deanna and P.J. moved to La Pryor in the early 1970s and raised four beautiful children: Denette, Ricky, Vicky and Terry. It was a big change from the city life in which they were accustomed. Deanna was known for her positive and upbeat attitude, and a smile always adorned her face. She befriended all who met her. Deanna had a big heart, infinite kindness and a benevolent spirit.
Mary H. Mills, 49, of Uvalde died on July 16, 2015, in San Antonio. She was born on March 10, 1966, in Dimmitt to Cruz (Galindo) and Martin Vara Maldonado. She married Oliver Bryan Mills in Uvalde on April 18, 1992. She is survived by her husband of 23 years; three daughters, Pearl Adriana Maldonado of Uvalde, Lupe Salazar and husband, Javier, of Leakey, and Jody Mills-Woolverton of Mabank; two sons, Christopher Bryan Mills and wife, Monique, of Lubbock, and James Mills of Athens; three sisters, Margarita Ibarra, Delia Perez, and Patricia Maldonado, all of California; four grandchildren, Payton Oliver Maldonado, Jasmine Mills, Destine Mills, and Christopher Mills Jr.; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services were held on July 19 at 3 p.m. at Baptist Temple Church with the Rev. Tony Gruben officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Gabriel Perez, 47, of Uvalde died on July 17, 2015, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Rodger “Ronnie” Lee Taylor, 75, of Corpus Christi died at his residence on Monday, July 20, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hill Country Church of Christ, located at 609 North Nueces Street in Camp Wood. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Susan Charlene Wehmeyer, 38, died on July 17, 2015, at the Hillcrest Hospital in Waco, surrounded by family and friends. She was born on Sept. 10, 1976, in Amarillo to Patty (Smart) and Charles Bishop. She graduated from Utopia High School in 1995 as salutatorian. During her high school career, she was active in sports and the University Interscholastic League. According to the family, she was a talented writer and creative artist, she loved working with children in need, and she was a very devoted wife and mother. She worked with Camp of the Hills in Marble Falls, Small Steps Nurturing Center in Houston, and counseled new mothers at Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas. She married Dr. Van Alan Wehmeyer on Dec. 18, 1999, in College Station. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in 1999 and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical
George F. Vaughn Jr., 91, of Brownwood died on July 12, 2015, at the Care Inc. Nursing Center in Brownwood. He was born on April 16, 1924, in East St. Louis, Illinois to Vera Mae (Byassee) and George F. Vaughn Sr. He married Laura Mae Crouell in Uvalde on June 16, 1943. Vaughn is survived by two daughters, Connie Jo Danley and husband, Bob, of Denton and Vicki Rae Vaughn of Brownwood; one sister, Frieda Marie Davis of Phoenix, Arizona; three grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; one brother, Donald G. Vaughn: and one sister, Shirley Mae Chambers. A graveside service was held yesterday at 11 a.m. at the Rio Frio cemetery.
Mary Mills, 49, of Uvalde died on July 16, 2015, at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio. Funeral services are pending with Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Elizabeth Gonzales, 88, of Uvalde died on July 16, 2015, at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in afuture edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Hector Gomez of Uvalde, died on July 12, 2015, in Birmingham, Alabama. He was born in Uvalde on April 24, 1969, to Alicia (Treviño) and Juan Gomez. He is survived by his parents; his wife, Angela Cordova; his children: Joevonni Gomez, Hector Gomez, Adrian Gomez, Candace Gomez and Jackie Gomez, all of Uvalde; three brothers, Guillermo Gomez and wife, Maria, and Juan Gomez, all of Uvalde, and Alejandro Gomez of Houston; five sisters: Maribel Treviño Gomez and husband, Richard, Juanita Reyna and husband, Crispin Jr., Alicia Arroyos and husband, Ruben, and Linda Gomez, all of Uvalde, and Gladys G. Mendoza and husband, Antonio, of San Antonio. He was preceded in death by one nephew: Christopher Davis; grandmother, Manuela Ramos; and one uncle, Hermilo Rangel. Visitation was held on Friday from noon until 9 p.m. with recitation of the rosary and a vigil service at 7 p.m. A Mass of Resurrection was held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.