Clar Virginia Taylor Langford of Uvalde, better known as “Mammy,” became one of our heavenly treasures on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at the age of 99. Mammy was a devoted Christian who exemplified love, kindness, and service to others. There are no words to describe the love she had for her family and how much she will be missed. Clar was born on Aug. 26, 1916, to Upson and Mary Lockhart Taylor. She was a graduate of Uvalde High School. On July 20, 1935, she married her husband of 64 years, Howard M. Langford. They continued to make Uvalde their home and raised three children: Howard T., Clarisie, and Patsie. Clar was employed by and retired from First State Bank of Uvalde. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ. Clar was preceded in death by her parents, Upson and Mary Taylor; her loving husband, Howard M. Langford; a beloved son, Howard Taylor Langford; two brothers, Kenneth Taylor and William Taylor; and two grandchildren, Jack Harrell and Becki Wiebush.
Janet Wofford Ingram, a descendant of early cattleman and Indian fighter Ross Kennedy, was born to William Mitchell and Margery Peters Wofford on Nov. 30, 1914, in the small southwest Texas town of Sabinal in Uvalde County. She died in Austin on March 29, 2016. She was 101 years old. Janet and her sister, Isabel, started school in Sabinal but moved to Austin with their widowed mother who had taken a teaching job there. In 1931, Janet graduated from Austin High School and worked her way through the University of Texas, graduating in 1937 with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and a minor in zoology. In Eagle Pass, where she taught English to preschoolers, she met her future husband, Temple Byrn Ingram of Terrell, Texas, a civil engineer working on an irrigation project known to this day as “the Ditch.” They spent many an evening dining and dancing at the Cafe Moderno across the river in Piedras Negras, Mexico, but did not immediately marry.
Teodoro C. De Leon, 71, of Uvalde died on April 5, 2016, at his residence. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Barksdale. He was born on Sept. 26, 1944, in Camp Wood to Rafaela (Carbajal) and Guadalupe De Leon. He is survived by his partner, Andrea Sanchez of Uvalde; four daughters, Angela Velasquez and husband, Inez, of Uvalde, Denise Gonzalez and husband, Antonio, of La Pryor, Marisol De Leon, and Michelle L. De Leon, both of Uvalde; two sons, Teddy De Leon and wife, Carol, of Knippa and June Lara and wife, Elena, of Uvalde; six sisters, Amada Diaz of Uvalde, Lupe Falcon of Camp Wood, Paula Monsivais of Uvalde, and Maria Aguero and husband, Manuel, Yolanda Aguero and husband, Leondro, and Gloria Hernandez and husband, Leonard, all of Camp Wood; four brothers, Guadalupe De Leon Jr.
Tommy R. Silva Jr., 69, of Uvalde died on April 10, 2016, at his residence. Services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Raymundo Perez Jr., 60, of Uvalde died on April 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.
Rosa B. Gonzalez, 82, of Uvalde died on April 8, 2016, in Junction. She was born on March 7, 1934, in Uvalde to Felis (Flores) and Tomas Buantello She married Robert Gonzalez on Aug. 19, 1956, in Uvalde. Gonzalez is survived by her husband of 59 years; three daughters, Anna Dennis and husband, John, of Junction, Rose Mary Hargis and husband, John, of Schertz and Rebecca Ann Parish and husband, John, of Pflugerville; one brother, Julian Buantello of Uvalde; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, Rosendo F. Buantello, Tomas F. Buantello Jr., Armando F. Buantello, Elpidio F. Buantello, and Jose F. Buantello. A rosary was recited on Sunday and Monday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass was held on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
Darryl “Bill” Earwood, 74, of Kerrville died on April 7, 2016, at his residence. He was born on Dec. 1, 1941, in Houston to Louna (Ivy) and Darryl R. Earwood. The family says he was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin, and uncle to his immediate family. He was also a brother in arms, having served in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. During his six-year enlistment the family says he met his match; a medic named Joyce Frakey. His grandparents, Eliza Jane (Beard) and Henry Jefferson Ivy of Utopia, lit the oil lamp in their one room cabin for his studies when he was only 6 years old. The family says he was known for masterful one-liners, and as a fair golfer, and he was a gentle man of great selfexpectations. His greatest pride came not from his vocations but his role as father, grandfather, and loving husband. Earwood was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville and an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Uvalde.
Juanita C. Castillo, 69, of La Pryor died on April 12, 2016, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. 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 St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in La Pryor. Interment will be at La Pryor Cemetery. She was born on March 10, 1947, in La Mesa to Guadalupe (Rodriguez) and Juan Conde. She married Mariano Castillo in Waco on July 6, 1982. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, of La Pryor; two daughters, Dalia Alvarado and husband, Richard, and Cristina Victorino and husband, Enrique, all of La Pryor; one son, Shaun Villanueva and wife, Melody, of Uvalde; two sisters, Antonia Castro and Sylvia Tenorio, both of La Pryor; four brothers, Ramiro Trevino of Crystal City, and Alfredo Ortega, Patricio Granado and Martin Trevino, all of La Pryor; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
William Ward “Billy” Sansom of Uvalde was born on Dec. 28, 1955, to Ira T. and Grace (Ward) Sansom. On March 23, 2016, Billy lost his battle with Hepatitis C and joined his daddy in heaven. He is survived by his mother Grace; brothers Ira Jr.
Nancy Lucille Garison, 86, of Zapata, formerly of La Pryor, died on April 5, 2016, at Falcon Lake Nursing Home in Zapata. She was born on March 12, 1930, in Franklin to Willie Lee (Parker) Robinson and John Raymond Robinson. She married David S. Garison Jr.