Eva R. Zamarripa of Uvalde, 93, died on Jan. 12, 2017, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Dec. 23, 1923, in Helena to Angela (Bermea) and Alfonzo Rabago. She is survived by one son, Raymundo Ruiz and wife, Emma, of Uvalde; three grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Zamarripa was preceded in death by her husband, Pedro Zamarripa. A vigil was held on Friday, at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary. A graveside service was held on Saturday, at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Jose A. Perez, 83, of Uvalde died on Jan. 17, 2017, at his residence. Services are pending with Rushing Estes Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Otela Marie Davis Patterson, better known as Tela or Mur, was born on Oct. 21, 1917, in Gonzales to Joe Davis and Otela (Lockhart) Davis. She passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Kerrville, at the age of 99. The family moved to Uvalde when she was 10 years old. She graduated from Uvalde High School, and then from Tyler Commercial College. After graduation, she went to work in Uvalde, where she began dating Jack Hamilton Patterson. They were married on June 22, 1937. Together, they moved to Rio Frio, and she and Jack began ranching. Tela was involved in all aspects of the operation, stopping just long enough to give birth to three children. Daughter Allyne was the first-born. She married Dole Crider and had one son, Mark, and one granddaughter, Madison. Madison is married to Joseph Failla. Mark later married Cenisa, adding Houston and Kaitlynn to the family. Her second daughter, Rena Joe, had two daughters, Lindsay and Lanie. Lindsay is the mother of Luke and Sarah.
Glenn H. McCarthy Jr., 78, of Houston died on Jan. 12, 2017, in Houston. McCarthy was born on Aug. 12, 1938, in Houston, to Faustine Lee and Glenn H. McCarthy. His father was an oil wildcatter and hotelier. McCarthy received a Bachelor of business administration degree from Sam Houston State University in 1962, and a Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law in 1967. He began his law practice that year, working first in general law, then specializing in real estate and oil and gas law. The family says he was a great pilot; flying was very important to him. His love for flying started as a boy, playing in the plane his father purchased from a dear family friend, Howard Hughes Jr. McCarthy would frequently fly his family to and from their ranch near Uvalde. His career in the oil and gas industry began before he finished high school. In 1959, he became president of McCarthy Oil and Gas Corporation.
Jared “Jerry” Randolph Gildart, 82, of Camp Wood died on Dec. 26, 2016, in San Antonio. He was born on Sept. 3, 1934, in Barksdale to Ivie (Howerton) and Fred Gildart. After graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force where he spent the next 20 years as a sentry dog handler, finishing up as an instructor. After his military retirement the family moved to Camp Wood. He operated the Gulf Station in Barksdale and then the station in Camp Wood; he then built the Canyon Auto Parts store and remained there until retirement. The family says he will be remembered for his sense of humor and love of his fellow man; he treated everyone with respect regardless of their station in life. He became a Christian and helped local widows by supplying them with deer meat and firewood. He started a youth organization behind the auto parts store where kids could gather and play pool, watch cable TV and hold dances free of charge.
Gloria Urrutia, 57, of Uvalde died on Jan. 3, 2017, in San Antonio. She was born on Dec. 28, 1959, in Lubbock to Amelia (Jacques) and Ramon Gonzales. She married Carlos Urrutia on Nov. 22, 1997, in Del Rio. She is survived by her husband of 19 years, of Del Rio; two daughters, Lynn Vasquez and partner, Joe Ledesma, of Louisiana, and Janette Vasquez and partner, Santiago Perez, of Uvalde; two sons, Jamaine Lewis and Isaiah Lewis, both of Baytown; five sisters, Rosalinda Gonzales and partner, Ruben Reyes, of Sabinal, Mary Lou Valdez and husband, Paul, of California, Sonia Arteaga and husband, Leo, of Odessa, Angelina Gonzales and partner, Raymond Williams, of San Antonio, and Marisa Alaniz and husband, Krist, of Uvalde; five brothers, Manuel Jacques of Plainview, Freddie Gonzales and wife, Rosie, Ramon Gonzales Jr.
Estela H. Mendoza, 56, of Uvalde died on Jan. 6, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She was born on Feb. 14, 1960, in Leakey to Paulina Ramirez and Tomas Hernandez. She is survived by her husband, Abraham Mendoza of Uvalde; two daughters, Christela Mendoza and fiancé, Joshua Clark, of San Antonio, and Sara Hernandez of Uvalde; four sisters, Lucy Gallegos and husband, Jerry, Polly Flores and husband, Manuel, Leticia Hernandez Cobarrubia, and Gloria Cazares and husband, Jacinto, all of Uvalde; two brothers, Tomas Hernandez II and wife, Belen, of Uvalde, and David Hernandez and wife, Angel, of Hondo; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Abraham Mendoza Jr.; and two brothers, Daniel Hernandez and Luis Martin Hernandez. A funeral mass was held on Monday at 4 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
David Eugene (Mac) McIntosh, age 85, of Lafayette, Indiana, passed away at 5:28 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at IU Health Arnett Hospital Lafayette. Born on Feb. 11, 1931, in Utopia, he was the son of the late William E. McIntosh and Anna Louise (Barton) McIntosh. He graduated from Utopia High School. He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. He married Norma Jean Wilson on Oct. 9, 1952, in Ambia, Indiana, and she survives him. Mac retired after 37 years from Fairfield as head of maintenance and safety. He was a member of Voiture 40 & 8, American Legion Post #11, and was a Lafayette City Council member from 1980 to 1991. He loved his Texas roots. He was an avid fisherman in Texas for 26 years, and in Minnesota for over 20 years. He enjoyed woodworking and lapidary. Mac had a great sense of humor, always an advocate for the underdog, and never met a stranger. He said what he meant and meant what he said.
Wanda B. “Nee Nee” McClure, 67, of Knippa died on Jan. 4, 2017, in Harper. She was born on May 21, 1949, in Crystal City to Ruby Alice (Dennis) and Steve Jefferson Stanley. She married John McClure on May 23, 1979, in Uvalde. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, of Knippa; one daughter, Deborah Lindley and husband, Lamar, of Fredericksburg; one son, Bryan Herman and wife, Michelle, of Murrieta, California; one stepson, Joe McClure; and one stepdaughter, Melissa Tucker, both of San Antonio; one brother, Steve “Bill” Stanley and wife, Joyce, of Charlotte; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. McClure was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Vivian Mae Ayers and Billie Joe Stanley. A funeral service was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, followed by interment at Knippa Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lamar Lindley, Justin Lindley, Joe McClure, Jeremiah Perkins, Hunter Herman, and Larry Capuchin.
Dr. Rosemarie Rivera Garza passed away peacefully at her Uvalde home on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, after a long and fiercely-fought battle with cancer. She was 61. Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde. Rose will be laid to rest tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson. From her birth in the Philippines on Feb. 13, 1955, to the day of her death in Uvalde, she brought laughter, joy, and a love of life to everyone she knew. Rose was born in San Teodoro, on the Filipino island of Mindoro, and grew up in Manila. She graduated as a registered nurse in 1976 and immigrated to the United States in 1978. In 1981, she married Dr. R. Steve Garza; they moved to Uvalde with their two daughters, Kim and Lindsay, seven years later. She was devoted to her family, including her siblings and the extended Rivera and Garza clans, and loved gathering with them for holidays and vacations, all with lots of picture-taking.