Robbie Jay Munson McDonald, 93, of Galveston, formerly of Uvalde, died on Jan. 27, 2014. She was born July 30, 1920, in Lavaca County to Ioma Archer Munson and Mack Munson. The family said McDonald was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Olivia Johanson and husband, James, of Burnet, Donna McElroy of Houston and Renee Templer of Galveston; two sons, O.H. McDonald of Las Vegas, Nev. and Robbin McDonald of Austin; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Wilma Dean Kelly; and two brothers, Clifford Munson and Gilbert Evans. Funeral services were held on Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home in Yoakum with the Rev. Bert Bagley officiating. Interment followed in Pilot Grove Cemetery. THIELE-COOPER FUNERAL HOME OF YOAKUM, WWW.THIELECOOPER.COM
Marivel “Mari” P. Rios, 42, of Batesville died on Feb. 13, 2014, in Edmond, Okla. She was born on Jan. 20, 1972, in Crystal City to Genoveva Padilla Rios and Tiburcio Rios. She is survived by two sisters, Amada Frayre and Olivia Aguirre, both of Batesville; two brothers, Tiburcio Rios Jr. and wife, Maria J., and Federico Rios Sr. and wife, Martha, all of Batesville; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. A prayer service was held on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. Funeral services were held on Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. Interment followed in Batesville Cemetery. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
Maria Rubio, 67, of Uvalde died on Feb. 14, 2014, in Uvalde. She was born on Nov. 24, 1946, in La Pryor to Francisca Ortiz Perez and Genaro Perez. She married Leocadio Rubio Sr. in Uvalde on March 3, 1971. She is survived by her husband of 42 years; one daughter, Marisa Rubio of Uvalde; one son, Leocadio Rubio Jr. and wife, Nati, of Uvalde; three sisters, Eva Moreno and Celia Ortiz, both of La Pryor and Diana Ramos of Fort Morgan, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Lupe Casares; and three brothers, Elias Perez, Genaro Perez Jr. and Arturo Perez. A rosary was recited on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. Funeral Mass was held yesterday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed in La Pryor Cemetery. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
Ella Brown, 88, of Uvalde died on Feb. 14, 2014, at Amistad Nursing Home. A prayer service will be held today at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
Connie V. Tafolla, 91, of Uvalde died on Feb. 14, 2014, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. She was born on May 27, 1922. For funeral service information, the family requests friends contact Bobby Tafolla at 830-333-4370; or David Tafolla with Simplicity Funeral Chapels of San Antonio at 210-476-0115. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.