Elise Gay Kirchoff, 70, of Uvalde died on Dec. 12, 2016, at her residence. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Nueces Canyon Lodge in Uvalde, which is 35 miles north of Uvalde off of Highway 55.. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Rosa Gonzalez Flores, 91, of Uvalde died on Dec. 13, 2016, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Uvalde Cemetery. She was born on Nov. 9, 1925, in Montell to Maria (Carbajal) and Alejandro M. Gonzalez. She married John Harris Flores on Feb. 13, 1946, in Camp Wood.
Doug Bradham, 68, of Uvalde died on Dec. 12, 2016, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Ruben Flores Sr., 74, of Dayton, Oregon, died on Dec. 7, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. A rosary will be recited tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Macy & Son Funeral Directors in Oregon. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at noon at St. James Catholic Church, located at 1145 N.E. 1st St. in McMinnville, Oregon, followed by a reception. He was born on Aug.
Trenton Davis, 31, of Hondo, formerly of Knippa, died on Dec. 8, 2016, in Val Verde County. Funeral arrangements are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
After a lengthy illness, Louise Ida Cook “Cookie” Towery died peacefully in Austin on Dec. 1, 2016, surrounded by family. She was 88 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Roland Kenneth (Ken) Towery. Louise Ida Cook was born on Sept. 13, 1928, at her home in Knippa to Henry A. Cook and Anna Belle Wollschlaeger Cook. She was the second youngest girl in a family of four other sisters: Clara Cook Brucks, Helen Cook McFadin, of Uvalde, Anna Lee Cook, and the youngest, Mabel Cook Paradeaux, of Luling. All the girls helped their mother and father work the family’s drylands farm. A 1946 graduate of Knippa High School, Louise went to work immediately at the county agricultural office in Uvalde. She soon met and fell in love with Roland Kenneth Towery and they were married in Houston on May 4, 1947.
Mary Thompson Rab, 84, of Lakeway, formerly of Uvalde, died on Nov. 28, 2016, at her residence. She was born on Nov. 8, 1932, in Crystal City to Naomi (Hesser) and Leon Thompson. She is survived by one son, Dr.
Irma Ramos Perez, 80, of Uvalde died on Dec. 4, 2016, at Northeast Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. A rosary was recited yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born on July 7, 1936, in Uvalde to Carmen (Gonzales) and Leobardo Ramos. She married Ramon Martinez Perez in Uvalde in April of 1953. She is survived by two daughters, Carmen P. Alvarado of San Antonio, and Martha ‘’Marty’’ Salazar and husband, Robert, of Uvalde; one son, Rogelio Perez and wife, Pat, of Uvalde; one sister, Elsa Quiroga of Uvalde; one brother, Leobardo Ramos of San Antonio; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Ramon Perez Jr.; one son-in-law, David Alvarado; one brother, Nicascio Ramos; and one sister, Estella Barragan.