Obituaries

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Petra Luna

Petra Luna, 72, of Batesville died on June 20, 2017, at her residence. She was born on Nov. 20, 1944, in Batesville to Concepcion (Rodriguez) and Juvencio Luna. She is survived by three daughters, Bertha Galindo and Elizabeth Gomez, both of Houston, and Nelda Cuellar and husband, Ramon, of Freeport; two sons, Jorge Alberto Villarreal and wife, Elizabeth, and Armando Villarreal, all of Batesville; one sister, Consancion L. Garza; and two brothers, Desidoro Luna and Juvencio Luna, Jr., all of Batesville; 22 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jorge Villarreal; one daughter, Lorraine Villarreal; parents; two brothers, Jose Luna and Alberto Luna; and one sister, Felicita Hernandez. A rosary was recited on Thursday and again on Friday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.

RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM

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25
Jun

Pauline Kelling

Pauline Kelling, 85, of Knippa died on June 23, 2017, in San Antonio. A service is planned for today at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Knippa, with interment to follow at Knippa Cemetery. Arrangements are with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

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25
Jun

Laura A. Jones

Laura Ann Winkelmann Jones, 34, of Uvalde, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 1, 1982, in Brenham to Darrell and Jo Ann Winkelmann. Laura was baptized Feb. 6, 1983, by Pastor Herb Palmer at Christ Lutheran Church of Brenham and was also confirmed there. Laura was a 2001 graduate of Brenham High School, where she was an active member of Washington County 4-H throughout her life. She went on to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University. On Aug. 28, 2010, she was united in marriage to Ryon Jones at Christ Lutheran Church in Brenham. Laura was a very loving and devoted mother to her two children Ely and Sadie. She had an immense dedication to her job and students at Knippa ISD and gave wholeheartedly to her family, friends and students. Laura was preceded in death by her mother, Jo Ann Winkelmann; grandparents, William Michaelis, Sidonia Michaelis, Fred A.

Thu
22
Jun

Ricardo Luna

Ricardo Luna, 44, of Batesville died on June 15, 2017, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 18, 1972, in Uvalde to Ernestina (Rios) and Cirildo Luna. He is survived by his mother, of Batesville; one daughter, Yadira Luna of Uvalde; one son, Marcos Luna and wife, Yesenia Cano, of Uvalde; three sisters, Anna Bellia Maldonado and Dora Cantu, both of Odessa, and Norma Campbell and husband, Corey, of Batesville; two brothers, Cirildo Luna Jr. and wife, Thelma, of Odessa, and Jose Gerardo Luna and wife, Ebony, of San Antonio; one grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. A rosary was recited on Saturday and again on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A graveside service was held on Monday at 4 p.m. at Batesville Cemetery.

RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM

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22
Jun

Petra Luna

Petra Luna, 72, of Batesville died on June 20, 2017, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Thu
22
Jun

Hortencia G. De Leon

Hortencia Gonzalez De Leon of Uvalde passed away on June 15, 2017, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 90. She was born on Nov. 4, 1926, in Camp Wood to Alejandro and Maria (Carbajal) Gonzalez. She married Alonzo De Leon on June 21, 1955, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico. She is survived by her sister, Sulema Hidalgo of Monahans; brothers, Reyes Gonzales of South Carolina and Jose Gonzalez of Odessa; and numerous nieces, nephews, greatnieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters, Rosa Flores and Fernanda Hoffman; and brothers, Alejandro C. Gonzales, and Rodolfo Gonzalez. A rosary was recited on Sunday and again on Monday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass was held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Javier A. Gonzalez, Patrick B. Gonzales, Matthew Gonzales, Eli Bravo, Jason Flores and Jordan Flores.

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22
Jun

Vida A. Alvarez

Vida Aguero Alvarez, 61, of Tomball, formerly of Camp Wood, died on June 18, 2017, in Tomball. Hurricane activity may cause inclement weather in this area, which may affect services. The funeral home may be contacted at 281-351-7233 to confirm service arrangements. A visitation will be held, and a rosary will be recited, today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Klein Funeral Chapel in Tomball. A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Klein Funeral Chapel in Tomball, followed by interment at Klein Memorial Park. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Sun
18
Jun

Ricardo Luna

Ricardo Luna, 44, of Batesville died on June 15, 2017, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Sun
18
Jun

Carlos A. Garcia Jr.

Carlos Antonio ‘’Bubba’’ Garcia Jr. of Uvalde passed away on June 10, 2017, at his residence at the age of 12. A visitation was held yesterday, and a visitation will be held today from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. 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 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born on Aug. 27, 2004, in Uvalde. He is survived by his father, Carlos Ruiz Garcia of Uvalde; paternal grandparents, Ruben and Cynthia Garcia; paternal great grandparents, Ascension and Maria Ruiz; sister, Sophie Ann Garcia; brothers, Estevan Garcia and Xavier Garcia; uncles, Ruben G. Garcia Jr., Jon Ruiz Garcia, and Jacob Garcia; and aunts, Irma Garcia and Ashley Salinas, all of Uvalde; and numerous great aunts, uncles, and cousins. He enjoyed playing tennis for Uvalde CISD and loved playing with his cousins.

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18
Jun

Hortencia G. De Leon

Hortencia Gonzalez De Leon, 90, of Uvalde died on June 15, 2017, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. A rosary will be recited today and again tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born on Nov. 4, 1926, in Camp Wood to Maria (Carbajal) and Alejandro Gonzalez. She married Alonzo De Leon on June 21, 1955, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico. She is survived by one sister, Sulema Hidalgo of Monahans; two brothers, Reyes Gonzales of South Carolina, and Jose Gonzalez of Odessa; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and greatnephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sisters, Rosa Flores and Fernanda Hoffman; and two brothers, Alejandro C. Gonzales, and Rodolfo Gonzalez.

RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM

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