Ramon Ortegon Jr., 81, of La Pryor died on Aug. 5, 2014, at Amistad Nursing Home in Uvalde. A funeral Mass will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in La Pryor. Interment will follow in La Pryor Cemetery. He was born on Oct. 19, 1932, in La Pryor to Refugia Valdez Ortegon and Ramon Ortegon. He married Olga Perez on July 14, 1956, in La Pryor. He is survived by his wife of 58 years; one daughter, Olga Gonzalez of La Pryor; four sons, John Ortegon, Carlos Ortegon, Jesse Ortegon and Joe Ortegon, all of La Pryor; one sister, Refugia McKay of La Pryor; 18 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Ana Maria Castillo; and three sisters, Guadalupe Enriquez, Alicia Perez and Maria De Rosa Vasquez. A rosary was recited on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
Natalia Villasana Tristan, 88, of Sabinal died on Aug. 5, 2014, at the Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. A rosary will be recited today and tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel in Sabinal. Procession will depart the funeral home on Saturday at 9:45 a.m to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
Roman G. Garza Sr., 77, of Uvalde died on July 30, 2014, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born on Jan. 1, 1937, to Francisca Gomez Garza and Manuel Garza. He is survived by one daughter, Maria De Lourdes Treviño of San Antonio; one son, Roman Garza Jr. and companion, Minga Madrigal, of Uvalde; four sisters, Leonor Pruneda and Paula Resendez, both of San Antonio, Maria Gomez of Sabinal and Juana Rendon of Uvalde; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Juanita Orozco Garza; and two sisters, Simon Olivarez and Guadalupe Vasquez. A rosary was recited on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass was held Friday at 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
Cruzita G. Rodriguez, 70, of San Angelo died on July 28, 2014, at Baptist Retirement Center in San Angelo. She was born on May 3, 1944, in Villa Union, Coahuila, Mexico, to Rosa Garcia Gomez and Cruz Gomez. She is survived by four daughters, Sandra Solis and Lorena Santos and husband, Julio, all of Uvalde, Lucy Coward and husband, Willie, of San Angelo and Maricruz Ramos and husband, Jesus, of Copperas Cove; and nine grandchildren. Visitation was held Wednesday from 3 to 9 p.m. with the recitation of the Holy rosary at 7 p.m. at Uvalde Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Cremation followed the service, and inurnment of the cremains will take place at a later date. UVALDE FUNERAL HOME, WWW.UVALDEFUNERALHOME.COM
Arturo O. Rodriquez Jr., 45, of Uvalde died on July 27, 2014, at North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born on March 14, 1969, in Port Washington, Wisconsin to Natalia Ruiz Rodriquez and Arturo O. Rodriquez Sr. He is survived by his father, a resident of Uvalde; one son, Zachary Angelo Xavier Rodriquez of Uvalde; one sister, Eloisa Rodriquez Medina of Uvalde; and one nephew, Antonio Isidoro Medina. He was preceded in death by his mother; one brother, Arturo Rodriquez; maternal grandparents, Guasimodo Ruiz and Consuelo Ruiz; and paternal grandmother, Eloisa Ortiz Zuniga.