Obituaries

Wed
10
Jun

Henry A. Sanchez

Henry A. Sanchez, 81, of Uvalde died on June 5, 2015, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on Sept. 28, 1933, in San Antonio to Rosa (Algueseva) Cadena and Enrique Cadena. He married Carmen Torres in Uvalde on Jan. 27, 1952. He is survived by one daughter, Lolly Sanchez of Floresville; two sons, Henry Sanchez Jr. and wife, Josie, of Pleasanton and Frank Sanchez and wife, Pat, of Kenedy; three sisters, Susan Barrera, Deborah Brandt and Alice Gilley, all of San Antonio; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen T. Sanchez; one son, George Sanchez; and three sisters, Diane Escobedo, Elaine Pace and Sandra Keyland. A rosary was recited on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing- Estes-Knowles Chapel.   funeral Mass was held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at SacredHeart Catholic Church. Interment followed at Uvalde Catholic Cemetery.

Wed
10
Jun

Vivian Odgen

Vivian Odgen of Sabinal died on June 9, 2015, at Life Care Hospital in San Antonio. Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary.

Wed
10
Jun

Cecil E. Davis

Cecil Edward Davis passed away peacefully Friday, June 5, 2015, one week shy of his 61st weddinganniversary with Virginia Wood Davis. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Montell Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the family’s Montell residence. He was born on Feb. 17, 1931, in San Angelo to Catherine Cox Davis and Cecil Edward Davis. Soon afterward, they moved to San Blas, Mexico where the family ranched. Davis rode on a train by himself to Dallas to attend first grade. The family moved to Montell where he learned sheep and goat ranching and fence building. He graduated from Texas A&M College and served in the U.S. Army Field Artillery during the Korean War. Davis was a farmer, rancher, banker, real estate broker and appraiser, and entrepreneur. For many years he was the only VA appraiser in south Texas. He was known as “Honey Coot” to his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Sun
07
Jun

Manuela C. Rodriguez

Manuela C. Rodriguez, 88, of Uvalde died on June 2, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home. A vigil and rosary will be held today at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes- Knowles Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born on Dec. 23, 1926, in Uvalde to Francisca (Gomez) Castro and Francisco Castro. She married Vicente Rodriguez on July 6, 1942, in Uvalde. She is survived by one daughter, Rosa Maria Ybarra and husband, Ramon, of Hondo; three sons, Roberto C. Rodriguez and wife, Maria, Vicente Rodriguez Jr. and Armando C. Rodriguez and companion, Emma, all of Uvalde; 11 grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vicente Rodriguez Sr.; one daughter, Rachel Rodriguez; one great-great-grandson, Camden Jaie Sanchez. Pallbearers will be Ramon Ybarra Jr., Randy Ybarra, Vicente H. Rodriguez, James H.

Thu
04
Jun

Larry N. Bingham

Larry Numan Bingham, 75, of San Antonio, formerly of Uvalde, died on May 30, 2015, in San Antonio. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Aldine Cemetery in Reagan Wells. He was born on Jan. 20, 1940, in Uvalde to Althea Ola Bingham and David Gaston Bingham. According to the family, Bingham was a part-time cowboy, full-time storyteller and friend to many. He is survived by his first wife, Susan Bingham (1973- 1986); second wife, Linda Bingham (1994-present); six daughters, Jennifer Bingham, Teresa Seelye, Becky Bingham, Christine Jackson, Jessica Silva and Megan Bingham; six grandchildren, Tori, Casey, Allison, Ethan, Kendal and Brantley; five brothers, Roy Bingham, Mike Bingham, David Bingham, Weldon Bingham and Harold Bingham; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Colleen Frizzell. Pallbearers will be Justin Bingham, Shane Bingham, Danny Bingham, Jimmy Wollney, Mikie Jackson and David Frizzell.

Thu
04
Jun

Mary Coggins

Mary Elizabeth Tucker Coggins went to be with our Lord and precious loved ones that had gone on before her on May 30, 2015, of natural causes in Georgetown, Texas, at the age of 85. She was born on Dec. 14, 1929, in Crosby, Texas to Mary Ann and Arlie Ruben Tucker. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; and her older brother, Warren, who died in WWII. She graduated from high school in 1948 in Raymondville, Texas, attended Texas A&I in Kingsville, Texas, received her teaching degree at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, and went on to receive her master’s degree as a special education teacher at Incarnate Word College and Sul Ross University.

Thu
04
Jun

Joaquin ‘Juaka’ Garcia

Joaquin “Juaka” F. Garcia, 69, of Uvalde died on May 29, 2015, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. Visitation will be held tomorrow from noon to 9 p.m. at Uvalde Funeral Home with the recitation of the Holy rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde. He was born on March 18, 1946, in Uvalde to Francisca F. Garcia and Guadalupe Garcia. He is survived by two daughters, Beronica Garcia- Gonzales and husband, Joe, and Rosa Garcia, all of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; three grandchildren, Tony Gonzales, Brianna Gonzales and Joaquin Gonzales, all of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; four brothers, Ruben F. Garcia of Minnesota, Guadalupe “Pilo” F. Garcia and wife, Nelly, and Enrique “Nene” F. Garcia and wife, Conception, all of Uvalde and Valentine “Wewa” F. Garcia of Ft. Worth; two sisters, Juanita “Purro” G. Luna of Uvalde and Martina “Narre” G. Moreno of Austin; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Thu
04
Jun

Laurette Nix

Laurette Rich Nix, 102, of Uvalde died on June 1, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home. A graveside service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Hico Cemetery in Hico, Texas. She was born on June 20, 1912, on a farm in Erath County near Hico to Louella Blair Rich and John Edward Rich. Nix attended a country school until she finished the ninth grade, and she graduated from Carlton High School in 1931. She was baptized Nov. 7, 1931, and has been a very active member of the Church of Christ everywhere she has lived. She married Teddy Nix on Aug. 27, 1932. They had two daughters, Lellah and Nancy. They were married for 59 years. Early in their marriage, Nix and her husband lived in College Station, where he was a student and in north Texas, where he taught after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education. In 1941, her husband was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service and they lived several years in Alvord.

Thu
04
Jun

Rodolfo M. Tristan III

Rodolfo Munoz Tristan III, 35, of Sabinal died on June 1, 2015, in San Antonio. A rosary will be recited today at 7 p.m. at the Rushing- Estes-Knowles Chapel in Sabinal. A Mass of Christian burial will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sabinal. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Sabinal. Tristan was born on Feb. 14, 1980, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Viviana (Munoz) Tristan and Rodolfo Tristan Jr. He married Anita Gallegos on March 7, 2011, in Uvalde. He is survived by his wife, Anita Tristan of Sabinal; father, Rodolfo Tristan Jr.

Thu
04
Jun

Evangelina ‘Eva’ Castillo

Evangelina “Eva” Castillo, 65, formerly of La Pryor died on June 1, 2015, in San Antonio. A Mass of Christian burial will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in La Pryor. Interment will follow in La Pryor Cemetery. She was born on Feb. 15, 1950, in Villa Union, Coahuila, Mexico to Maria de Carmen (Cruz) Cerna and Demetrio Cerna. She is survived by her mother, Carmen Lopez of La Pryor; one daughter, Christina Castillo of Corpus Christi; four sons, Juan Manuel Castillo and wife, Theresa, of League City, Augustin Castillo of Dilley, Alberto Castillo and Christopher Castillo, both of La Pryor; four sisters, Ninfa Ledesma of La Pryor, Guadalupe “Lupe” Berrones of Homestead, Florida, Irma Carrasco of Austin and Rosalinda Lopez of Bastrop; five brothers, David Cerna of Salinas, California, Jesus Lopez, Roberto Lopez, Juan Pedro Lopez and Carlos Lopez, all of La Pryor; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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