Obituaries

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Gabriel Perez

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.

Wed
22
Jul

Rodger “Ronnie” Lee Taylor

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.

Wed
22
Jul

Susan Charlene Wehmeyer

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

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17
Jul

George F. Vaughn Jr.

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.

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17
Jul

Mary Mills

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.

Fri
17
Jul

Elizabeth Gonzales

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.

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17
Jul

Hector Gomez

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.

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17
Jul

Rodolfo “Rudy” Arredondo

Rodolfo ‘’Rudy’’ Arredondo, 56, of Uvalde died on July 15, 2015, at his residence. A rosary was recited on Friday and Saturday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born on Dec. 13, 1958, in Uvalde to Andrea (Rodriquez) and Juan Arredondo Sr. He is survived by his parents; three sisters, Lupe Robles and husband, Fendo, Dora Martinez and husband,  Joe, and Leticia Salinas and husband, Tito, all of Uvalde; two brothers, Francisco Arredondo and Julian Arredondo and wife, Lucy, all of Uvalde; and  numerous nieces and nephews. Arredondo was preceded in death by two brothers,  Francisco Arredondo and Juan Arredondo Jr.

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15
Jul

Alta Mae Rhines

Alta Mae Rhines, 91, of Boerne, died on July 10, 2015. She was born in Woodward to Ida Ophelia (Creel) and James Porter Ferguson on Feb. 23, 1924. She married Glenn Wilson Rhines on Sept. 7, 1946, in San Antonio. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton. After graduation she taught home economics in Rogers. She also taught sewing classes for the Singer Company. She taught at West Junior High School while her husband attended Baylor University in Waco. While serving as a pastor’s wife in Dutch Flat, California, she also worked with her husband piloting wide-loads across Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Upon moving back to Texas, she taught at Thunderbird Hills Elementary School and served as a librarian at John Glenn Elementary School and Lackland City Elementary School in San Antonio. Rhines also served as a pastor’s wife in Tarpley.
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15
Jul

Lilia A. “Lily” Olivares

Lilia A. ‘’Lily’’ Olivares, 84, of Linwood, Michigan, died on July 7, 2015 in Flint, Michigan. She was born on Nov. 28, 1930 in Uvalde to Victoria (Serrato) and Francisco Arredondo. She married Melquiades M. Olivares Sr. on March 14, 1953 in Uvalde. She is survived by one daughter, Guadalupe O. Vasquez and husband, Richard, of Flint, Michigan; three sons, Dr. Melquiades Olivares Jr. of Las Vegas, New Mexico, Dr. Gilberto Olivares, and wife, Carol, of Kalamazoo, Michigan and retired Sgt. Jesse James Olivares of Knippa; one sister, Consuelo Cazares of Chicago, Illinois; three brothers, Arnulfo Arredondo, Juan Arredondo and Antonio Arredondo, all of Uvalde; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Olivares was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three sisters, Benita Gonzales, Teresa Ruiz and Genoveva Lopez; and one brother, Julian Arredondo. A rosary was recited on July 12 and July 13 at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal.

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