Obituaries

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Milburn R. Vernor

Milburn Ray Vernor, 86, of Camp Wood, died on June 11, 2017, in Camp Wood. A service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Camp Wood. Carroll Vernor Jr. will officiate and interment will immediately follow at the Camp Wood cemetery. Vernor was born on Dec. 29, 1930, in Camp Wood to Gladys Winifred (Hubble) and Clarence Ross Vernor. The family says Vernor worked odd jobs as a boy; he had a strong work ethic that served him well throughout his life. He served in the U.S. Army, and then became self-employed. According to the family, he often joked that he always thought he wanted to be the boss until he found out that he would be the first one there and the last to leave. The family says his strongest asset was confidence in his own abilities, coupled with a willingness to work long hours; he was always seeking out ways to be more efficient, and he was a generous man who would help others anonymously when possible.

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15
Jun

Raul Vasquez

Raul Vasquez, 71, of Uvalde died on June 6, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on July 29, 1945, in Uvalde to Carmen (Maldonado) and Martin Vasquez. He married Aurelia Lira on Jan. 9, 1965, in Uvalde. He was preceded in death by his parents. Vasquez is survived by his wife; and one son, Raul Vasquez Jr., both of Uvalde; three daughters, JoAnn Segovia and husband, Joe, and Julissa Vasquez Cisneros and husband, Steve, all of San Antonio, and Larissa Jo Flores and husband, Daniel, of Uvalde; five grandsons, Joseph Emanuel Segovia, John William Segovia, Ryan Steven Cisneros, Eugene Chapa III and Matthew R. Vasquez-Ortiz; four granddaughters, Amanda Rae Chapa, Cassandra Rae Cisneros, Mia Jade Flores, and Mariah Analisa Flores: and one great-grandson, Blake Andrew Porras. An interment of ashes will take place at a later date.

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15
Jun

Gladden C. McAnelly Jr.

Gladden Clyde “Rusty” McAnelly Jr., 95, of Pearsall died on June 11, 2017, in Devine. A funeral service will be held today at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Pearsall, with interment to follow at the Yancey Cemetery. He was born on March 11, 1922, in Yancey to Hallie Laura (Nixon) and Gladden Clyde McAnelly Sr. He was a member of Frio Lodge #399 AF & AM and the First Baptist Church of Pearsall, as well as a retired and honorary deacon. The family says he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved farming and ranching. McAnelly retired after 24 years as city superintendent of Pearsall. After retirement, he worked pumping and gauging oil wells, until he was 90 years old. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Briscoe McAnelly; parents; three brothers, J.W. McAnelly, C.W. McAnelly and John E. McAnelly; and two sisters, Dora Mae Faseler and Hallie Lorine McAnelly.

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15
Jun

Carlos A. Garcia

Carlos Antonio ‘’Bubba’’ Garcia Jr., 12, of Uvalde died on June 10, 2017, at his residence. Arrangements are pending with Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Thu
15
Jun

Gloria E. Arizmendi

Gloria Erlinda Arizmendi, 81, of Uvalde died on June 12, 2017, 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 Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Arizmendi was born on March 21, 1936, in Blewett to Maclovia (Mirelez) and Palemon Martinez. She worked for 36 years with the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. She taught C.C.D. classes for 15 years at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She volunteered at numerous facilities, such as the Uvalde Food Pantry, St. Henry De Oso Family Project, Sacred Heart Catholic Church (as a money counter) and Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was also a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 479.

Sun
11
Jun

Tom V. Haby Jr.

Tom Vance Haby Jr., 84, of Brackettville died on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at his residence. Graveside services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Uvalde Cemetery. He was born on Sept. 19, 1932, in Uvalde to Sarah (Crump) and Tom Vance Haby. Haby attended school in Uvalde and graduated from Uvalde High School in 1950. He was a member of the 1949 Uvalde High School Coyote football team, where he made and maintained lifelong friendships. After serving in the U.S. Army in Korea, he attended and graduated from Texas Tech University. Haby married Mary Lee Kolinek on June 26, 1959, in Uvalde and the couple celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 2009. Both taught school in Knippa, La Pryor and Terlingua. Later, he managed ranches for Hayden Haby and “Happy” Shahan. He is survived by one son, Guy “Chip” Haby and wife, Kasey Hall Haby, of Atascosa; and two grandchildren, Tillman Vance and Sarah Dean.

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11
Jun

Michael D. Fuentes

Michael David Fuentes, 39, of Uvalde died on May 12, 2017, in San Antonio. He was born on Sept. 15, 1977, in Del Rio to Delma Fuentes and Joe Oliver. He is survived by two sisters, Augustina Fuentes and husband, Steve McBurrey, of San Antonio, and Angie Duron and husband, Miguel, of Hawarden, Iowa; one brother, Juan Mendoza and wife, Maribel, of Knippa; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. A rosary was recited on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary

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11
Jun

Matilde N. Diaz

Matilde N. Diaz, 97, of Uvalde died on June 6, 2017, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Sept. 15, 1919, in Uvalde to Dorothy (Canales) and Severo Nevarez. She married Antonio E. Diaz on Sept. 1 1940, in Uvalde. She is survived by two sons, Antonio Diaz and wife, Pita, and Joe Diaz and wife, Maggie, all of Uvalde; one brother, Henry C. Nevarez of California; five grandchildren, Rene Aguilera, Martha Barrnett and husband, Barry, Albert Diaz and companion, Arturo Rodriguez, Andy Diaz, and Wineberto ‘’Bimbie’’ Diaz and wife, Moraey; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Diaz was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Dorothy Martinez; four brothers, Severo C. Nevarez, Leo Nevarez, Paco Nevarez and Luis Nevarez; and two sisters, Ann Everett and Susie Nevarez A rosary was recited on Wednesday and again on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass was held on Friday at 10 a.m.

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11
Jun

Dagoberto Correa

Dagoberto Correa, 51, of Batesville died on June 7, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Rushing Estes Knowles Mortuary, with interment to follow at Batesville Cemetery. He was born on Oct. 9, 1965, to Maria Elia Ramos and Rojelio Correa. He married Maribel Cazares on April 14, 1984, in Batesville. Correa served as the Justice of Peace for Pct. 1 Judge in Zavala County since 2003; he was a municipal judge in Crystal City from May 27, 2011, to Aug. 17, 2012; and he was a board member of the Middle Rio Grande Development Council. He spent many years on the Community Council of South Central Texas and worked closely with the Avance headstart program. He is survived by his wife of 33 years; mother; one daughter, Geniva Correa; two sons, Dagoberto Correa Jr.

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11
Jun

Edmundo R. Arizmendi

Edmundo Rene Arizmendi, 80, of Uvalde died on June 7, 2017, at his residence. A rosary will be recited 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. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born on Feb. 12, 1937, in Knippa to Antonia (Talavera) and Dolores Escobedo Arizmendi. He married Maria Gallardo on Jan. 13, 1979, in Uvalde. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, of Uvalde; two daughters, Naida Arizmendi of Uvalde, and Leticia Arizmendi of Kenedy; one son, Larry Arizmendi of Grass Valley, California; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Rene Arizmendi and Michael Arizmendi; one daughter, Jacklyn Arizmendi; five sisters, Carmelita Arizmendi, Grace Thompson, Adela Silva, Guadalupe Mansanarez, Emma Cortez; and two brothers, Enrique Arizmendi and Alfredo Arizmendi.

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