Obituaries

Thu
09
Mar

Maria D. Ramirez

Maria De Jesus Ramirez, 90, of Uvalde died on March 6, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She was born on Jan. 6, 1927, in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico, to Porfiria (Perez) and Andres Ramirez. She married Margarito Ramirez on Dec. 22, 1946, in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico. She is survived by one daughter, Juana Alicia Elizondo and husband, Ernesto; three sons, Miguel Luna Ramirez and wife, Maria, and Gerardo Luna, all of Uvalde, and Manuel Luna and wife, Alma Rosa, of Nava, Coahuila, Mexico; two brothers, Felipe Ramirez and wife, Belia, and Francisco Ramirez and wife, Rita, all of Nava, Coahuila, Mexico; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one brother, Pedro Ramirez. A rosary was recited on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass was held yesterday at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Thu
09
Mar

Cindy H. Honaker

Cindy Heatly Honaker, 63, of Huntsville, formerly of Uvalde, died on March 5, 2017, in San Marcos. A visitation will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at the Pennington Funeral Home, located at 323 N. Comanche St. in San Marcos. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Thu
09
Mar

Dewey S. Carlisle

Dewey Saunders Carlisle, 87, of San Antonio, formerly of Uvalde, died on March 3, 2017, in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Uvalde. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Dr. John Barnes medical expense fund, c/o First Baptist Church of Uvalde, 220 N. High Street, Uvalde, TX, 78801, 830-278-6283. Please indicate that your donation is intended for Dr. Barnes. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Thu
02
Mar

Enedina C. Perez

Enedina Chapa Perez, 93, of Uvalde died on Feb. 23, 2017, at her residence. She was born on June 26, 1923, in Uvalde to Antonia (Villarreal) and Serapio Galvan Chapa. She is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Besares and husband, Roger; one sister, Evangelina Chapa; and one brother, LeeRoy Chapa Sr., all of Uvalde; three grandchildren, Clara Villa, Marco Besares, and Isabella Besares; one brother-in-law, Leandro Musquiz of Uvalde; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Adolfo Perez; two sisters, Diamantina Musquiz and Ermandina Carmona; two sisters-in-law, Mercedes Chapa and Mary Alice Chapa; and one brother-in-law, Jose Carmona. A prayer service was held on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Rushing Estes Knowles Mortuary. A funeral service was held on Monday at 3 p.m. at Templo Cristiano, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. Eddie De La Rosa officiated.

Thu
02
Mar

Esta Pennington

Esta Pennington, 72, of Sabinal died on Feb. 23, 2017, at Hondo Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Jan. 1, 1945, in Sabinal to Sally (Jenkins) and Jasper Massey. She married Eugene Elvin Pennington Sr. on Sept. 16, 1958, in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico. She is survived by one daughter, Lea-Vi Patrice Bridges and husband, Brad; two sons, Eugene Pennington Jr. and wife, Lisa, and John Paul Pennington and wife, Hilda Davis, all of Sabinal; two sisters, Violet Routh Smith and husband, Jerry, of San Antonio, and Peggy Franklin of Marble Falls; one brother, Warren Allen Massey and wife, Elizabeth, of Sabinal; five grandchildren, Johnny Allen Pennington, Eugene ‘’PJ’’ Elvin Pennington III, Jennifer Darlene Pennington and husband, Cody Morgan, Marci Patrice Pennington, and Allen ‘’AJ’’ Bradley Bridges Jr.; and five great-grandchildren, Ambrosia Atrice, Mnason Layne Pennington, Carson Cole Villasana, Anthony Ray Silvas and Cody Louis Morgan.

Sun
26
Feb

Esta Pennington

Esta Pennington, 72, of Sabinal died on Feb. 23, 2017, at Hondo Health Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. A funeral service was held yesterday at 1 p.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal, followed by interment at Sabinal Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Sun
26
Feb

Alfredo R. Menchaca

Alfredo R. Menchaca, 91, of La Pryor died on Feb. 21, 2017, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on Jan. 6, 1926, in Junction to Micaela (Rodriguez) and Abraham Menchaca. He is survived by his wife, Natalia Acosta Menchaca of La Pryor; eight daughters, Martha Bueno and husband, Raymundo Gonzales, of Kyle, Victoria Olvera and husband, Jerry, of San Antonio, Maria Elena Menchaca, Maria Isabel Menchaca and husband, Epharim Gomez, all of Hondo, Natalia Vasquez of La Pryor, Margarita “Petty” Garcia and husband, Arturo, and Teresa Mancha and husband, Arturo, all of Eagle Pass, and Linda Martinez of San Antonio; two sons, Alfredo Menchaca Jr. of La Pryor, Armando Menchaca and wife, Blasina, of Fort Hood; two stepsons, Humberto Bueno and Ernesto Bueno, both of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico; one brother, Armando Menchaca of Eagle Pass; 26 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Thu
23
Feb

Rito Perez Sr.

Rito Perez Sr., 79, of Uvalde died on Feb. 16, 2017, at his residence. He was born on May, 22 1937, in Falfurrias to Esther (Luna) and Pedro Perez. He married Natividad Perez on Oct. 31, 1959, in Clarendon. The family says he enjoyed working as a carpenter by trade; and playing the accordion in his spare time; and he was a dedicated husband and loving father. He was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Perez is survived by his wife of 56 years, of Uvalde; three sons, Rito Perez Jr., Ricardo Perez, and Gilberto Perez, all of Uvalde; three daughters, Rosemary Perez Brook and husband, Tim, of St. Louis, Missouri, Diana Perez Franco of San Antonio, and Alicia Perez Benavidez and husband, Rick, of New Braunfels; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Perez was preceded in death by his parents. The family says he will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends. A rosary was recited on Saturday and again on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Thu
23
Feb

Alonzo D. Martinez Sr.

Alonzo D. Martinez Sr., 63, of Sabinal died on Feb. 20, 2017, in San Antonio. A funeral mass will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sabinal. Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery. He was born on Dec. 10, 1953, in Robstown to Amalia (Delgado) and Francisco Martinez. He married Leonor Felix on May 4, 1979, in Parker, Arizona. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, of Sabinal; two sons, Alfonso Martinez of Sabinal and Alonzo Martinez Jr.

Thu
23
Feb

Marjorie J. Angermiller

Marjorie Josephine Angermiller, 95, of Sabinal died on Feb. 18, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Sabinal, followed by interment at Sabinal Cemetery. She was born on May 20, 1921, in Galveston to Chalotte (Bigelow) and Joseph Walter Paduh. She married Woody Angermiller on Aug. 4, 1941, in Sabinal. The marriage lasted 59 years, until his death. Angermiller was active in her community, serving as municipal judge for the city of Sabinal for 25 years. The family says she was the first woman to serve on the Sabinal City Council; was instrumental in establishing and serving the Sabinal EMS; was a member of the Sabinal Volunteer Fire Department’s ladies association for many years; and elected as Sabinal Citizen of the Year. In her later years she volunteered at Uvalde Memorial Hospital as a pink lady.

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