Obituaries

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21
May

Pedro V. Peña Jr.

Pedro V. “La Pitocha” Peña Jr., 65, of Uvalde died on May 6, 2017, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Interment of ashes will take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, two daughters, 13 grandchildren, his mother, one sister, and one brother. A full obituary appeared in the May 11, 2017, edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

THE PRECEDING is a paid obituary.

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18
May

Margarita V. Ruiz

Margarita V. Ruiz, 85, of Batesville died on May 12, 2017, at her residence. She was born on Dec. 3, 1931, in Los Pajaros to Josefa (Torres) and Rodolfo Vasquez. Ruiz is survived by four daughters, Susana R. Vasquez of Batesville, Rosa Kuntz and husband Chris, of Manteca, California, and Elena R. Temores, and Enedina Cruz and husband, Emilio, all of Uvalde; three sons, Manuel Ruiz Jr. and wife, Michelle, of San Antonio, Carlos Ruiz of Batesville and Ruben Ruiz and wife, Maria, of Abilene; six sisters, Minerva Orozco and Gregoria Garcia, both of Chicago, Illinois, Hermelinda Jimenez of Kerrville, and Maria Jovita Negrete, Maria Antonia Garcia and Genoveva Cruz, all of Batesville; two brothers, Rodolfo Vasquez of Batesville and Armando Vasquez of Chicago; 27 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three greatgreat- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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18
May

Mary H. McFadin

Mary Helen McFadin of Uvalde passed away on May 13, 2017, at her residence at the age of 93. She was born on Nov. 10, 1923, in Knippa to Henry Adolf Cook and Anna Belle Wollschlaeger Cook. She married Archie Auld McFadin in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Jan. 27, 1945. She is survived by two sons, Archie McFadin Jr. and wife, Sarabeth, and Danny McFadin and wife, Jean, all of Uvalde; daughter, Mary Anna “Sweetie” McNair and husband, Donny, of Driscoll; six grandchildren, Stacy McFadin, Laurie McFadin, Keri Baker and husband, Bryan, Kathy Phillips and husband, Nathan, Jill Foster and husband, Chad, and Brad McNair; six great-grandchildren; and sister, May Belle “Cookie” Paradeaux and husband, Will, of Luling. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and three sisters, Clara Brooks, Louise Towery, and Anna Lee Cook. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Uvalde Cemetery. Pastor Will Paradeaux officiated.

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18
May

Lilly B. Garza

Lilly B. Garza, 81, of Uvalde died on May 15, 2017, in San Antonio. A service will be held today at 11 a.m. at La Primera Iglesia Bautista, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. A prayer service was held yesterday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes- Knowles Chapel. She was born on Aug. 17, 1935, in Ozona, to Angelina (Parada) and Chon Barron. She married Alejandro “Alex” A. Garza in June of 1958, in Uvalde. She is survived by four sons, Alex Garza Jr. and wife, Seong Ja, of Mount Vernon, Washington, Bobby Garza of Uvalde, Orlando Garza of San Antonio, Sergio Garza and wife, Kati, of San Antonio; one daughter, Sandy B. Garza of Schertz; six grandchildren, Alex Gene Garza Jr. and wife, Maria, and Dr.

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18
May

Pascuala A. Caballero

Pascuala Atayde Caballero, 87, of Batesville died on May 11, 2017, in San Antonio. She was born on May 17, 1929, in Municipio de Ocampo, Coahuila, Mexico to Dolores (Sanchez) and Juan Atayde. She married Gabriel Caballero in 1950 in Boquillas del Carmen, Coahuila, Mexico. She is survived by her husband of 67 years; and one daughter, Maria Caballero Garza, both of Batesville; four sons, Teodoso Caballero and Gabriel Caballero Jr., both of Batesville, Francisco Javier Caballero of Tlaxcala, Mexico, and Miguel Caballero of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico; one sister, Flora Athayde of Presidio; one brother, Lucio Manuel Athayde of Municipio de Ocampo, Coahuila, Mexico; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Caballero was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Maria del Refugio Caballero; and numerous brothers and sisters. A funeral mass was held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at St.

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14
May

Dan M. Chant

Dan Mercer Chant, Jan. 17, 1922 – March 25, 2017. After several years of health problems, Dan Mercer Chant, a long-time resident of Uvalde, Texas, most recently of Bandera, Texas, passed away at 95 years of age on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Dan was born in Mountainair, New Mexico, on Jan. 17, 1922, but the family soon moved back to Uvalde. He was preceded in death by many of his loved ones: parents, Joseph Walker Chant and Julia Mae Terrell Chant, also long-time residents of Uvalde; first wife, Mary Jane, and his second wife, Marjorie Ada Grantland Chant. Dan’s brother Walter died at the battle of Iwo Jima in the South Pacific during World War II. Dan is survived by his step-daughter, Geneise Leonie Alterman and her husband, Kevin Whisenhunt, of Barksdale, Texas; his nephew, Col. Joe Tyra, Ret., and wife, Janet, of Bandera, Texas, and numerous family members. Dan was a kind and generous soul who loved his cats, and his family – he will be missed.

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14
May

Dixon L. Traylor Jr.

Dixon Lee “Dick” Traylor Jr. died on April 9, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 11, 1936, to Dixon Lee Traylor and Stella Rigby Traylor. He was a rancher, a gentleman and a Methodist. Dick graduated from Uvalde High School with the class of 1954. He is survived by his wife, Sue Traylor; daughter, Tina Coffey (Les); son, Dixon Lee Traylor III (Tres); grandchildren, Jacob Dixon Traylor, Travis Claiborne Traylor, Kelsey Elizabeth Adams (Tyler), Garrett Traylor Watkins (Victoria), and Wyatt Baker Watkins; one great-grandson, Tate Adams; and special family friends, Karen Webb and Dennis Wotipka. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Patricia Lynn Brady. A celebration of life was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, at the Point Comfort United Methodist Church with Pastor Danielle Knapp officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Point Comfort United Methodist Church, P.O.

Thu
11
May

Pedro V. Peña Jr.

Pedro V. “La Pitocha” Peña Jr., 65, of Uvalde died on May 6, 2017, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was born on Dec. 21, 1951, in Sabinal to Guadalupe (Villasana) and Aurelio Fernandez. He married Angelita A. Aguilar on Dec. 21, 1979, in Uvalde. He worked as a sheepshearer. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, of Uvalde; two daughters, Gabby Ayala and husband, Robert, of Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, and Christina Peña of San Antonio; three grandchildren; his mother, of Uvalde; one sister, Marisol Fernandez of San Antonio; and one brother, Juan Manuel Peña of Missouri. A visitation was held yesterday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Uvalde Funeral Home, and a rosary was recited. Pallbearers will be Estevan Vasquez, Estevan Vasquez III, Richard Aguilar, Richardo Aguilar Jr., Kristian Aguilar and Benito Trinidad.

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11
May

Gertrude L. Meyer

Gertrude Louise (Balzen) Meyer, 91, of Knippa died on May 8, 2017, in Uvalde. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary, followed by interment at Knippa Cemetery. A reception will follow at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Knippa. She was born on Aug. 20, 1925, in Knippa to Amalia ‘’Molly’’ (Cook) and Robert B.H. Balzen. She married Gilbert Meyer on April 25, 1948, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Knippa. She is survived by her beloved sister, Marian Trees, of Portland; one daughter, Dorothy Schawe and husband, Lee, of Knippa; three sons, Richard Meyer and wife, Faye, of Austin, Kenneth Meyer of Sabinal, and James Meyer of Brenham; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; and in 1998, her husband; and one great-grandson. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Raymond Schawe, Preston Meyer, Patrick Meyer, Neal Meyer, Nathan Meyer, Daniel Schawe and Landon Meyer.

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11
May

Jeremih Flores

Jeremih Flores, 2 months old, of Uvalde died on May 6, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 6, 2017, in Uvalde to Herlinda Arellano and Richard Flores. He is survived by his parents, of Uvalde; maternal grandparents, Maria Guadalupe Davila of Uvalde and Juan Arellano of Acuña, Mexico; paternal grandparents, Sulema and Robert Flores; maternal great-grandmother, Manuela Guzman; paternal great-grandmother, Esperanza Olvedo; one sister, Kameren Flores; and one brother, Richard Flores Jr., all of Uvalde; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Eoudulia Davila, and paternal great-grandfather, Adan Olvedo. A rosary was recited on on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A graveside service was held yesterday at 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery.

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