Jerome John Gold, 84, died Aug. 18, 2015, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 22, 1930, in Fredericksburg to Alma (Knopp) and Guenther Theodore Gold. Visitation will take place today from 4 to 6 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Funeral services will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Rushing-Estes- Knowles with chaplain Bill Ruff officiating. A reception will follow at the mortuary’s reception hall. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery. Gold served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for Coca Cola for 30 years, bookkeeping and managing the Uvalde plant. He was a member of the Lions Club and American Legion for many years. According to the family, Gold had a great love for the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends and family – especially his grandchildren. The family said he was a most loving person who enjoyed visiting with and getting to know people.
Juana B. Aguero, 67, of La Pryor died on Aug. 17, 2015, at the Christus Sister Mary Hospice Center in San Antonio. She was born on Oct. 21, 1947, in Cloete, Coahuila, Mexico to Ofelia (Zapata) and Meliton Barrera. She is survived by her sons, Eduardo Aguero and Ricardo Aguero, both of La Pryor; two sisters, Diana B. Tarin and Hilda B. Lopez, both of Mexico; four brothers, Armando Barrera of La Pryor, Adrian Barrera and Balde Barrera, both of Mexico, and Roland Barrera of Rockdale; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Aguero; one brother, Ricardo Barrera; and one sister, Blanca Margarita Barrera Zapata. A rosary was recited on Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass was held Friday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed at La Pryor Cemetery.
Freddie Faith “Fred” Bonnet, 83, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Uvalde, died on Aug. 15, 2015, at the Villagio Nursing Home in Kerrville. Visitation will be held tomorrow from 6-9 p.m. at Schaetter Funeral Home in Fredericksburg.
Esperanza ‘’Hopie’’ R. Hernandez, 70, of Uvalde died on Aug. 17, 2015, in Uvalde. She was born on Dec. 27, 1944, in Spofford to Julia (Bill) and Daniel Reyna. She married Miguel P. Hernandez on Jan. 11, 1965, in Uvalde. She is survived by three sons, Miguel “Mike” Hernandez Jr.
Juana B. Aguero, 67, of La Pryor died on Aug. 17, 2015, at the Sister Mary Hospice Center in San Antonio. A rosary was recited on Wednesday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde.
Josefina Verjan, 49, of Crystal City died on Aug. 10, 2015, in D’Hanis. She was born on March 8, 1966, in Los Angeles, California to Margarita (Macias) and Alberto Estrada. She is survived by her parents; one daughter, Vanessa Verjan of Uvalde; one son, Sebastian Cervantes; one sister, Edubina Garcia; one brother, Roberto Delgado; one niece, Norma Garcia, all of Crystal City; and one nephew, Enrique Garcia of Austin. A prayer service was held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Funeral services were held on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Templo Cristiano officiated by the Rev. Eddie de la Rosa. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Robert Clarence “Bob” Ryland, 72, formerly of Uvalde, died on July 31, 2015, in Elgin. A memorial service will be held on Aug. 22 at 4 p.m. at Calvary EpiscopalChurch, 603 Spring St., Bastrop, Texas, 78602. He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Louise Ryland of Elgin; two sons, Robert Cyrus Ryland and Jesse Tannehill Ryland, both of Elgin; five grandchildren, Martha Zo, Henry Levon Ryland, and Octavus Faulk Lawhorn, all of Elgin, and Jade Ryland and Hunter Ryland, both of Lockhart; two sisters, Frances Lowie Speer of Brookshire and Jean Foster of San Angelo; and two brothers, James H. Ryland of Corpus Christi and Jeff W. Ryland of San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Tannehill, and one brother, John D. Ryland. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Farmers Market Coalition at http://farmersmarketcoalition.