Emiliano B. Rodriguez, 83, of Bryan, formerly of Uvalde, died on Dec. 18, 2016, at Magnified Nursing and Rehabilitation in College Station. He was born on June 21, 1933, in Piedras Negras, Mexico to Genoveva and Arnulfo Rodriguez. He married Olga Rodriguez in 1953 in Piedras Negras, Mexico. The family says he loved to fish, listen to music, barbecue and spend time with family; and he will be missed deeply by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, of Uvalde; three daughters, Marisela Isaiz and husband, Jesus, Beatrice Rodriguez and husband, Gelacio Pina, and Lidia Sanchez and husband, Humberto, all of Bryan; two sons, Jose H. Rodriguez and wife, Odilia, of Uvalde, and Emiliano Rodriguez Jr. and wife, Aurelia, of Bryan; one brother, Jesus Rodriguez of Uvalde; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A visitation was held and a rosary was recited on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Frances King, 88, of Uvalde died on Dec. 21, 2016, in Pleasanton. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Doris Mahon Vanham, 97, of Uvalde died on Dec. 20, 2016, at The Veranda senior living facility in Uvalde. A service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at First Methodist Church of Uvalde, followed by interment at 2:30 at Dilley Memorial Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Glyndolen “Gwen” Fernice (Smith) Pitts, 88, of Uvalde died on Dec. 16, 2016, at her residence. She was born on Oct. 24, 1928, in Goforth to Fern (Foster) and Henry Claude Smith. She was the fifth of eight children born to the couple. She grew up in Chapman Ranch, and at the age of 16 she quit school to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as an operator. In 1946, she moved to La Pryor with her family. There she met the love of her life, Paul Pratt Pitts. They were married in 1946, and the family says they spent the next 63 years fiercely devoted to one another until his death in 2009. During their marriage, the couple resided in Uvalde, Eagle Pass, Pearsall, La Pryor, Rocksprings, Zapata and Leakey.
Elise Gay Kirchoff, 70, of Uvalde died on Dec. 12, 2016, at her residence. She was born on June 30, 1946, in Orange Grove to Brunhilde (Morisse) and Leroy Kirchoff. She is survived by three sons, Jeff Millikin and wife, Kristine, of Katy, Tom Millikin and wife, Leslie, of Klein, and Daniel Millikin and wife, Jennifer, of Houston; four grandchildren, Mark Millikin, Rachel Millikin, Rachael Germany, and Hannahmarie Germany; two sisters, Brenda Kirchoff of Yorktown, and Susan Ross and husband, Don, of Seattle, Washington; and two brothers, Don Kirchoff and wife, Joyce, of San Antonio, and Scott Kirchoff and wife, Judy, of Corpus Christi. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service was held yesterday at 11:30 a.m. at Nueces Canyon Lodge, 5 miles south of Camp Wood on Hwy. 55.
Forest Douglas Bradham, 68, of Uvalde died on Dec. 12, 2016, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born on Oct. 9, 1948, in Edinburg to Billie Jean (Hobbs) and O.P. Bradham. He married Elizabeth Kay Dobbins on Dec. 19, 1980, in San Antonio. He is survived by his wife of almost 36 years, of Uvalde; father, of Longview; one son, Tate Bradham of Uvalde; one sister, Kathy Stelpflug and husband, Dale, of Longview; and two nephews, Thomas Stelpflug of Georgetown, and Paul Stelpflug of Tatum. Bradham was preceded in death by his mother. A memorial service was held yesterday at 2 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105; Shriners Hospital for Children, P.O.
Elise Gay Kirchoff, 70, of Uvalde died on Dec. 12, 2016, at her residence. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Nueces Canyon Lodge in Uvalde, which is 35 miles north of Uvalde off of Highway 55.. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Rosa Gonzalez Flores, 91, of Uvalde died on Dec. 13, 2016, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Uvalde Cemetery. She was born on Nov. 9, 1925, in Montell to Maria (Carbajal) and Alejandro M. Gonzalez. She married John Harris Flores on Feb. 13, 1946, in Camp Wood.
Doug Bradham, 68, of Uvalde died on Dec. 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.