Alejandro C. Gonzales Jr., 86, of Uvalde died on July 12, 2015 in San Antonio. He was born on May 17, 1929 to Maria (Carbajal) and Alejandro Gonzales Sr. He married Ofelia Aviles on July 15, 1951, in Uvalde. She preceded him in death in 2008. He is survived by two sons, Alejandro Gonzales III and wife, Sandra, of Uvalde, and Alfredo Gonzales and wife, Sulema, of Castroville; three sisters, Rosa Flores of Eagle Pass, Hortencia De Leon of Uvalde, and Sulema Hidalgo of Monahans; two brothers, Reyes Gonzales of South Carolina and Jose Maria Gonzales of Odessa; five grandchildren, Leslie Ann Luna, Javier Gonzales, Matthew Gonzales, Patrick Gonzales, and Ana Alicia Gonzales; and two great-grandchildren, Xandria and Sebastian Perez. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother,
Ramon T. Cano Jr., 73, of Uvalde died on July 9, 2015 at Amistad Nursing Home. He was born on Oct. 24, 1941 in Kosciusko to Narcissa (Trevino) and Ramon Cano Sr. He married Mona Salazar in Uvalde on July 26, 1986. Cano is survived by his wife; two daughters, Lorrie Ann Benavides and husband, Oscar Jr., of Castroville, Kimberly ‘’Kimi’’ R. Gutierrez and husband, Robert, of Uvalde; three sons, Tony Cano and wife, Stella, of Boerne, Ramon R. Cano of Uvalde and John Anthony Palacios and wife, Sarah, of Dilley; three sisters, Eva Contreras and Linda Cardona, both of Uvalde, and Narcissa Flores of Wisconsin; one brother, Ramiro T. Cano of Kerrville; nine grandchildren, Kathy Duran, Debbie Lynn Benavides, Raymond Isiah Cano, Gabriel Cano, Chelsey Cano, IsabellaPalacios, Jayden Palacios, Kayley Gutierrez and
Lilia Olivares of Michigan, formerly of Sabinal, died in Michigan. Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Alma Lara, 55, of La Pryor died on July 9, 2015 in San Antonio. Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
JoAnn Heflin of West Texas, formerly of Uvalde, died June 26, 2015 in New Braunfels. She was born on July 29, 1922 in Ozona to Mabel and Emmett Young. She was raised on ranches near Sheffield and Dryden. According to the family, she loved horses, outdoors, all animals, swimming, dancing, and was her dad’s right hand man in all aspects of ranching. Heflin graduated high school in Iraan. According to the family, she often told stories about the Great Depression and the drought. She married Dub Heflin when she was 18 years old. He died when she was 30, leaving her with two small boys to raise. She later married Marvin Heflin and moved to San Angelo. Together they had Jo Gayle and Greg Heflin. She resided in San Angelo until 1997 when she moved to Uvalde. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands: and one son, Steve Heflin.
Jose R. ‘’Rudy’’ Guerrero, 79, of Uvalde died on July 8, 2015 in San Antonio. He was born on June 23, 1936 in San Antonio. He is survived by four daughters, Janet Treviño and husband, Amos III, of Floresville; Anna Maria Chavez and husband, Arturo, of Uvalde; Norma D. Flores and husband, Ruben, of Lubbock; Ruby L. Paden and husband, Brian, of Lake Worth; one brother, Inez C. Cruz of San Antonio; seven grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Guerrero was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Ramon and Vicenta Guerrero, and his biological mother Ancencion Cabello. A rosary was recited Thursday at 7 p.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Amos Trevino III, Michael Chavez, Raul Flores, John Otis Cruz, Samuel Samora, and Austin Paden.
Elpidio “Pio” Flores, 84, died July 8, 2015. He was born in Uvalde on March 4, 1931 to Esther (Perry) and Raymundo Flores. A rosary was recited yesterday at 7 p.m., and another rosary will be recited today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Burial Mass will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary (Maruca) Romo Flores; two daughters, Cynthia Jo Flores-Martinez and husband, Mike, and Sylvia Flores, all of San Antonio; three sons, Richard Flores and wife, Dolores, of Uvalde, George R. Flores and wife, Rachel, of Houston, Michael Flores and wife, Rosemary, of San Antonio; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Raymundo Flores of Alabama, Elias Flores of Amarillo, and Armando Flores of San Antonio; one sister, Delia lores Gonsalez of San Antonio; and many close friends and relatives.
Ramon Cano, 73, of Uvalde died July 9, 2015 at Amistad Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Billie May Studer, 84, of Uvalde died on June 28, 2015, at the Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. She was born on Nov. 30, 1930, in Uvalde to Frances (Thornburg) and Charles L. Johnson. She married Rodney Studer on July 31, 1948, in Uvalde. He preceded her in death in 2003. She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Studer and Terrie Swindall, both of Uvalde; one son, Bobby Studer and wife, Terry, of Uvalde; seven grandchildren, Robert Watson and wife, Siria, Taylor Watson Sr. and wife, Bethany, Reagan Dishman, Trey Pegues and wife, Lisa, Rhett Pegues and wife, Cindy, Stacy McMillian and husband, Mark, and Preston Studer; eight great-grandchildren, Rayleigh Watson, Taylor Watson Jr., Hayden Pegues, Whitlee Pegues, Campbell Pegues, Hatley Pegues, Brayson McMillian, and Rankin McMillian.
Arminta Frances Rogers, 89, of Sabinal died on June 27, 2015, at her residence. Family visitation will be today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Sabinal with the Rev. Monty Benson officiating. She will be interred on July 7 at 11 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Rogers was born on July 11, 1925, in Medina, to Willie Maude (Mayfield) and Chester Clarence Allen. She married Lester D. Rogers in San Antonio on Oct. 3, 1943. He preceded her in death in 1995. She is survived by one daughter, Frances Jo Cave and husband, Kenneth, of Sabinal; one daughter-inlaw, Dianne G. Rogers of San Antonio; two sisters, Mona Seale of Medina and Linnie Beth Arquette of Utah; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and caretaker and special friend, Peggy Hickman.