Raul E. Alejandro passed away peacefully on Nov. 15, 2016, at his home in Salem, Oregon. Raul was born in Sabinal to Juan and Maria Alejandro on March 11, 1917. As a young man his parents sent Raul to school in Mexico where he learned both languages (English, Spanish). His love for books and maps is evident in the collection he left behind. Raul married Josephina Contreras; they spent 52 years together and went on to have four sons and five daughters. Most of Raul’s adult life, he spent under the hood of a car. Mechanics was a fascination for him. For example, a Chevy motor in a Ford wagon. Raul was preceded in death by his wife, Josephina; sons, Juan, Raul Jr., and Dodo. He is survived by son Albert Alejandro (Pasco); daughters, Ramona Finley (Richland), Amelia Alejandro (Pasco), Lupe Gutierrez (Salem), Margie Corrando (Yakima), Dora Alejandro (Salem); 31 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. Those we love can never be more than a thought away.
Santos Paula ‘’Paulita’’ Treviño, 93, of Uvalde died on Nov. 14, 2016, at her residence. A rosary was recited Saturday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was born on Nov. 1, 1923, in Rhineland to Maria (Sanchez) and Pablo Hernandez. She married Donaciano Trevino on March 9, 1946, in Bexar County. She is survived by three daughters, Leonar De la Rosa and husband, Isidro, of Uvalde, Esdula T. Reyes of Brackettville, and Mary Olivarez and husband, John, of Shallowater; two sons, Guadalupe Treviño and wife, Estella, of Shallowater, and Donaciano Treviño Jr. and wife, Juanita Sanchez, of Uvalde; two brothers, Guillermo Hernandez and wife, Anita, and Santiago Hernandez and wife, Lina, all of Tucson, Arizona; one daughter-in-law, Arminda Treviño of Uvalde; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Richard Earl Shurley entered into God’s presence on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his wife, children, and family. He was the husband of Judith Ann Shurley. They shared over 20 wonderful years together. He was a father to five daughters and five sons-in-law, and grandfather to three grandchildren, who were all blessed by his love, wisdom, and guidance. Richard was born the eldest of two children in Uvalde on Nov. 3, 1946, to Walter Thomas Shurley and Muryle LaVerne Shurley. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from Texas A&M Kingsville and Master of Science degree from Texas A&I Corpus Christi. He was a professor of automotive mechanics at Del Mar College for over 40 years. Richard was an entrepreneur, mentor, teacher, expert marksmen, archer, gunsmith, craftsman, and fisherman – and more than anything, he was a man of great faith. Richard was also a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.
Noel Eugene Scott, 82, of Uvalde died on Nov. 14, 2016, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A visitation will be held today at 3 p.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, followed by interment at 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Del Rio. He was born on Oct. 21, 1934, in Winfield, Kansas, to Margaret (Waldroupe) and Robert Scott. He married Janet Russell in 1977 in Bixby, Oklahoma. He served in the U.S. Army for over 27 years, and the family says he was ranked Master Sergeant-E8 (MSG-E8) when he retired on June 1, 1979. He is survived by his wife of more than 39 years, of Uvalde; two sisters, Norma Troubough of Burden, Kansas, and Nova Buell and husband, Robert, of Willis; one son, Steven Scott of St.
Nazeer Rahaman, 64, of Uvalde died on Nov. 12, 2016, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born on Aug. 18, 1952, in Trinidad to Zobida (Mohammed) and Latiff Rahaman. He married Chantalle Gergeres on Dec. 29, 1982, in New York. Rahaman is survived by his wife, of Uvalde; four daughters, Malaia Rahaman of Uvalde, Christine Rahaman-Scott and husband, Justin, of San Antonio, Yasmine Abdul- Rahaman and husband, Khalil, of Los Angeles, California, and Leslie Rahaman of Brooklyn, New York; two sons, Justin Rahaman of San Antonio, and Andrew Rahaman and wife, Caroline, of Corpus Christi; one daughter-inlaw, Jessica Rahaman of New York; one brother, Ashmead Rahaman of Uvalde; four sisters, Rezika Rahaman and Fazia Rahaman, both of Queens, New York, Saddia Rahaman of Connecticut, and Shariza Rahaman of New York; five grandchildren, Nya Scott, Naima Abdul-Rahaman, Ella Rahaman, Jacob Rahaman, and Skylar Rahaman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Romana P. Olvera, 89, of Uvalde died on Nov. 13, 2016, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Feb. 28, 1927, in Carrizo Springs to Isabel (Perez) and Marcial Olvera. She is survived by two daughters, Lucy Kovacs and husband, J.C., of Sun City, Arizona, and Patty Stafford and husband, Randy, of Nederland; two sons, Homer Ledesma of Uvalde, and Librado Ledesma of Carrizo Springs; two sisters, Angie Rodriguez of Hoffman, Illinois, and Elida Martinez of Cornelius, Oregon; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; and five sisters. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary.
Odilia Flores Cruz, 67, of Houston, formerly of Uvalde, died on Nov. 16, 2016, in Houston. A rosary will be recited today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary. A vigil will be held tomorrow at 7 p.m., also at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. She was born on Jan. 21, 1949, in Uvalde to Petra (Alvarado) and Santos Flores Jr. She is survived by three daughters, Lisa A.
Laura Jean Foster Welch, 60, of Uvalde died on Nov. 11, 2016, at her residence. A viewing will be held today from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rushing-Estes Knowles Mortuary. A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary followed at 2 p.m. by interment at Vance Cemetery. She was born on Oct. 16, 1956, in Bossier City, Louisiana to Wanda Jean (Smith) and Robert Harrison Foster. She married Fred Welch on Oct. 27, 1981, in Houston. She is survived by her husband, of Uvalde; one daughter, Jennifer Mosqueda and husband, John, of Uvalde; three sons, Daniel Jones and wife, Amber, of Lake Jackson, Freddy Welch Jr.
Alberto Vega, 84, of Alpine died on Nov. 9, 2016, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born on Oct. 3, 1932, in Terlingua to Luciana (Granado) and Thomas Vega. The family says Vega was a veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Lupe Vega of Alpine; two daughters, Rose Bryant and husband, Pete, of Midland, and Cynthia Holley and husband, Butch, of Uvalde; one son, Henry Vega and wife, Clara, of Alpine; one sister, Herminia Covarrubias and husband, Joe, of Alpine; five brothers, Thomas Vega and wife, Teresa, Romulo Vega, Palemon Vega and wife, Felicita, and Jose Luis Vega and wife, Barbara, all of Alpine, and Chuy Vega of Grand Falls; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Corina Muniz. A memorial service is planned at a later date in Alpine.
Santos Treviño, 93, of Uvalde died on Nov. 14, 2016, at her residence. A rosary will be recited on Saturday and again on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.