Leta Perry Robinson, 99, of Leakey died on Nov. 4, 2016, in Uvalde. She was born on March 14, 1917, in Davilla to Georgia Mae (Johnson) and Lucius Elihu Moore. She married J.L. Perry on Oct. 24, 1937, in Anson. The couple had one daughter. The family says Robinson loved her family and will be deeply missed. Throughout her almost 100 years, Robinson saw many changes in this world. She continued to learn and change with the times, and in her 90s she learned how to use a computer and an iPad. The family say she was still using her iPad at the age of 99. Robinson worked for Calvert and Beasley Insurance for almost 25 years. During that time she married Chief F.W. Calvert, and the couple had been married a year when he died due to cancer. She moved to Winters at the age of 65, when she married Kirby Robinson.
Elias Lucio, 85, of Uvalde died on Nov. 9, 2016, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending with Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Irene Garcia Juarez, 70, of San Antonio entered into eternal rest at her San Antonio residence on Oct. 22, 2016, at 4:13 pm after a long battle with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She was born on June 30, 1946, in Karnes City to Maria Hinojosa and Timoteo Urrutia. She married Mario Juarez Sr. on May 9, 1998, in Uvalde. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leo Garcia; both parents; one sister, Christine Ochoa; and one son, Tony Garcia. She is survived by her second husband, Mario Juarez Sr.; one brother, Michael Urrutia (Michal); two sisters, Mary Flores (John), and Helen Hoffman (Richard); three sons, Chris Frias (Kelley), Tom Garcia (Tracy), Dan Garcia (Kristine); two stepdaughters, Yolanda Juarez (Rey), and Patricia Morales (Fernando); five stepsons, Mario Juarez (Maria), Richard Juarez (Alicia), Jesus Juarez (Veronica), Eric Limon (Domingo), and Albert Juarez; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Jim Bob Davenport, 71, of Leakey died on Nov. 5, 2016 in Kerrville. A memorial service will be held on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Leakey Church of Christ. He was born on Jan. 26, 1945, in San Diego, California to Evelyn (Streib) and Bobby John Davenport. He was a member of the Leakey Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Rita Davenport of Leakey: two daughters; Amanda Mueller of Chemnitz, Germany, and Amy Harris of Victoria; one sister, Lena Jo Davenport of Texas; and four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sunset International Bible Institute, Solar Players, 3723 34th St., Lubbock, TX, 79410, or Gospel Outreach to Ethiopia, Woodward Park Church of Christ, 7886 North Millbrook, Fresno, CA, 93720.
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Vieva “Odie” Cook, 92, of Eagle Pass died on Nov. 6, 2016, in Round Rock. A visitation will be held tomorrow from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Uvalde. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m, also at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Uvalde. A celebration of life gathering will immediately follow at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Family Center, 220 S. Getty St., Uvalde, TX, 78801. She was born on June 1, 1924, in Altus, Oklahoma to America (Trout) and Charles Price. The family says she was a strong, loving Christian woman who had a heart of gold. She was affectionately known as “Mom,” “Granny Girl” and “Odie” to her family and friends. According to the family, she was the catalyst for family gatherings, where her signature homemade rolls and chicken and dumplings always took center stage.
Barbara Jean Swonger, 85, of Abilene, formerly of Uvalde, died on Oct. 31, 2016, in Abilene. She was born on July 19, 1931, in Uvalde to Jennie (Smith) and Mac Pope. She was raised in Uvalde, and she graduated from Uvalde High School in 1948. She married Jay Swonger on April 26, 1951, in Uvalde. The family says she was a supportive and loving wife and mother; a faithful Christian; and a member of the St.
Paul Rivera, 85, of Uvalde died on Oct. 29, 2016, at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in San Antonio. A funeral mass will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by a memorial service and luncheon at the American legion Hall Post 479. Interment will be held on Nov. 14, 2016, at 11:15 a.m.
Juan “Johnny” Zavala, 85, of Uvalde died on Oct. 23, 2016, in Uvalde. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was born on June 12, 1931, in Crystal City to Rosa (Morales) and Jose Zavala. He married Maria E. Gomez on Aug. 18, 1959, in Crystal City. He served in the U.
Harvey Jack Scott Jr., 80, of Uvalde died on Nov. 1, 2016, in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Uvalde. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.